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Obituaries Archives for 2021-11

Sherry Perkins

Sherry Perkins, age 64, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family. 

 

Sherry was born on September 7, 1957, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Doyle and Katherine (Winkler) Taylor.  She grew up in Coffeyville where she attended Holy Name Catholic School and Field Kindley Memorial High School where she earned her high school diploma.  She furthered her education by taking some college courses as well. 

 

On August 7, 1976, Sherry was united in marriage to the love of her life, Michael “Mike” J. Perkins at Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville and South Coffeyville, Oklahoma where they raised their two children, Tara and Heath.  In addition to taking care of the home and kids, Sherry was a hard worker.  She spent many years working in upholstery for Cessna Aircraft and Textron Industries. 

 

Sherry was a lifelong member of Holy Name Catholic Church; she was a member of the Holy Name Altar Society and the VFW Auxiliary.  She enjoyed sewing, cross stitch, creating leaded glass art, camping, fishing, going on cruises, taking trips to Branson, Missouri with her grandchildren and spending all the time she could surrounded by her family and close friends.  Sherry had a heart of gold and anyone who spent time around her fell in love with her.  She had an infectious smile that would light up a room.  She will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

 

Surviving to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Mike Perkins of the home; children, Tara Witwer and husband, Mike of Dearing, Kansas, Heath Perkins and wife, Kiesha of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; four grandchildren and one grandchild on the way; her mother, Katherine “Kathy” Taylor of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; sisters, Tammy Thompson and husband, Roger of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, Penny Beecher and husband, Bradley of Rogers, Arkansas; numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.  Sherry was preceded in death by her father, Doyle Taylor. 

 

A Rosary Vigil Service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville. 

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 2nd at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father James Schibi officiating.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Coffeyville. 

 

Friends may call on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions can be made in Sherry’s memory to Holy Name Catholic Church or to Holy Name Catholic School; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

To leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh.com

 

Frank Robert Ortolani

Frank Robert Ortolani, father, husband, and longtime faculty member and coach at Coffeyville Community College, passed away on November 28, 2021. He was 82.

 

Thousands of students in southeast Kansas and across the nation recall Mr. Ortolani and his ability to bring the study of U.S. and world history to life through vivid description, innovative instruction methods, and live re-enactments.

 

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, and a service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave. in Coffeyville, followed by burial at 2:30 p.m. at the Fort Scott National Cemetery, 900 E. National Ave. in Fort Scott, Kan.

 

Frank is survived by his wife Rita and son Christopher, both of Independence. He is also survived by his son Scott Ortolani, his wife Jeni and daughter Tana, of West Richland, Wash., and his son Brent Ortolani and his husband Steve Aberson, of Tulsa, Okla. His daughter, Shelly Ortolani, passed away in 1996.

 

He was born on August 3, 1939, in Huntington, N.Y., outside of New York City, to Alfred and Louise Ortolani. He had six siblings, including Emil Ortolani of White Stone, Va., and the former Alfred Ortolani Jr. of Pittsburg, Kan. Other deceased siblings included Tommy, Walter, Louise, and Arthur. He had numerous nieces and nephews, many of whom live in the Pittsburg, Kan., area.

 

As a young man, Frank moved to Pittsburg in 1958 to pursue a college education and play football at Kansas State Teacher’s College, now Pittsburg State University, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees and achieved numerous accolades on the playing field.

 

He married Sara Jayne (Holliday) Ortolani in 1962 and served in the U.S. Army through 1963, achieving the rank of Second Lieutenant. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army Reserve – Kansas National Guard for much of his life, retiring as Captain in 1999.

 

His career at CCC included a popular Civil War seminar, in which students traveled to battle sites across the nation for live, on-site lectures and re-enactments. Students learned about battles on the fields where they occurred, often sleeping in tents and eating food of the period.

 

Frank also served as an assistant football coach (defensive coordinator) for the Red Ravens for many years, and was head coach of the Raven golf team, which earned several league championships and a national title.

 

CCC academics and athletics were very important to Frank, and he was committed to “Once a Raven, always a Raven.” 

 

Although he was a second-generation Italian American and New Yorker at heart, he fell in love with Kansas and its people and enjoyed living a small-town life. He provided lessons to several generations of aspiring golfers, served as a trainer for many aspiring athletes, and worked part-time at the Midland Theater.

 

He also earned several championship medals in weightlifting, most recently on a senior circuit in Kansas and Missouri.

 

He married the love of his life, Rita Ortolani, on Nov. 15, 1996. His greatest joy later in life was spending quality time Rita and their son Christopher, 18, who graduated from Independence High School earlier this year.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s memory may be made to the CCC Foundation, 400 W. 11st St., Coffeyville, Kan., 67337, or Midland Theater Foundation, P.O. Box 545, Coffeyville, Kan., 67337, or at www.historicmidlantheater.com

 

Sandra Sue Peyton

Sandra Sue Peyton passed away on November 28, 2021, unexpectedly in her home.

Sandra Sue Peyton was born in Coffeyville on January 27, 1970, to Ralph and Janie Peyton. Sandra earned her GED. She worked at Dr. Alter's Animal Clinic for several years. She loved her cats Bucky and Pepper. She enjoyed painting and collecting antiques. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, going to the Brown Mansion at Christmas and listening to music.

Family missing her are her mother, Janie Peyton, brother Tim Peyton, sister Debbie Smith and brother-in-law Floyd, nieces Melissa, Tiffany, Stephanie, and Luci, five great-nephews and one great-niece.

Friends may call on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 11:00am to 7:00pm, with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7pm. A private Family burial will take place at Robbins Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made payable to an animal shelter of choice and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Christine Leanna Reynolds-Shinkle

Christine Leanna Reynolds-Shinkle age 64 of Coffeyville passed away on November 21, 2021 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

Christine was born in Coffeyville on June 29, 1957 to Zelma Kahre. She was raised in Coffeyville and attended local schools graduating from Field Kindley High School. She was raised up in the Lutheran Faith and was confirmed at St Paul’s Lutheran Church. She continued her education at St. Johns College in Winfield and that is where she met Robert Reynolds and the couple were married. They were blessed with two sons. The couple later divorced. She then moved back to Coffeyville for a few years then to Pittsburg where she continued her education at Pittsburg State University before moving to Independence and then settling in Neodesha. She met Gilbert Shinkle and they were united in marriage on May 3, 2002. Christine worked some odd jobs in between raising her children but her most favorite job was selling Avon, she sold truckloads of Avon. She enjoyed country music, traveling, and spending time with friends and her family. She always wanted to make sure her guests were fed and if they hadn’t eaten, she was going to feed them. Christine was likable and loved meeting people and making friends. She always enjoyed the companionship of a cat or a dog and had many over the years. She absolutely adored and loved her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her generosity and her huge heart.

 

Christine’s memories will live on with her husband Gilbert, her sons Rob Reynolds and his wife Brandi and Kurt Reynolds, stepson John Clements and his wife Abby, grandchildren Bailey and Breana Reynolds and step-grandchildren; Grace Marie, Bau Dean, Jazmine Joy, and Paisley Maria.

 

She now rests with her mother Zelma.

 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021, at 2:00pm at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, interment will immediately follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

James David Dixon

James David Dixon age 75 of Moline passed away November 18, 2021 at Jane Phillips Medical Center.

 

Jim was born in Winfield on April 4, 1946 to Carlton and Margaret (McGinley) Dixon. Jim was raised on a farm Southwest of Moline just across the way from his grandparents. Jim wore a path out between his home and theirs. He attended and graduated from Moline with the class of ’64, he was a true hornet white and blue. After graduation Jim joined the United States Army National Guard where he served until his honorable discharge and returned home, he joined the American Legion where he has been a member for 31 years. He continued his education at Independence Community College and Emporia State University. Jim was blessed with two daughters and a son and he took great pride raising them on the farm. He loved the land; fishing, hunting, and being at the lake. He taught countless kids how to ski during the summer. Jim met each morning with zest, he believed to get up and get with it he just loved living his life. Jim was never scared of work; he owned Dixon Oil and Drilling and raised cattle. As much as he liked working, he also looked forward to the sunset because it meant quittin time and he enjoyed many a sunset with a cold beer. Jim was united to Robin Berntsen on his grandparent's anniversary June 30, 2006 Jim loved God and country and he believed in the golden rule. He supported the 4-H, the Drillers baseball team, and the Rodeo. 

 

Jim’s memories will live on with his wife Robin, son Curtis Dixon, daughters; Kristy Hanks and Julia Fechter her husband Richard, his brother and best friend Mike Dixon his wife Cindy, grandchildren; Rocky Hanks, Wyatt and Peyton Fechter.

 

He now rests with his parents Carlton and Margaret and grandparents Julia and Curtis Dixon.

 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 10:00am at the Moline Methodist Church. Interment will follow at the Moline Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Moline Alumni or the Elk County Rodeo Association. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

John Larry Coons

John Larry Coons age 79 of Coffeyville passed away November 17, 2021 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

John was born in Coffeyville on July 11, 1942 to Marion and Alice (Osborn) Coons. John lived in the Fawn Creek area his entire life except for a brief while when he proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged he returned home where he owned and operated a dairy farm. John married Joyce (Bean) Stair on September 18, 1982. John retired from the dairy farm in 2013 he then continued to raise stock cattle until his death.

 

John’s memories will live on with his wife Joyce, sons; Steve and Curtis Stair, daughters; Renee Smith and Diana Guiles, his sister Charlotte Hiett, grandchildren; Dustin Guiles, Jessica Guiles, Rena Stair, Shelby Stair, and Mark Smith, great-grandchildren; Anastasia Guiles, James Manard, Alexandra Manard, and Lily Guiles.

 

He now rests with his parents, his brothers; Carl and Delbert Coons, and his sister Shirley Garner.

 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 10:00 am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel with Pastor Jamie Regis officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 22, 2021 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Inurnment will take at a later date in Fawn Creek Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Dearing Christian Church and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel,com

 

 

George M. Waggoner

George M. Waggoner, of rural South Coffeyville passed away at the age of 87, with his family at his side just as he would have wanted on November 14, 2021.

 

 

 

George was born on August 18, 1934, in Murphy, Oklahoma to Charlie and Ethel (Bennett) Waggoner.  As a youngster George and his family moved the Centralia and Childers, Oklahoma area where he also completed his primary and secondary education. He grew up in a musical family where he and his eight siblings learned to play multiple instruments. George always enjoyed playing his guitar, ukulele, harmonica, and mandolin.

 

 

 

Through a mutual friend, George was introduced to Shirley Mitchell while she was still in high school.  The two became quite smitten with each other and began a courtship.  Upon completion of his formal education George enlisted in the US Army in 1954. George’s sister traveled with Shirley to chase him down traveling on the bus all the way to Fort Knox, Kentucky to marry him because she wasn’t about to let him go. The two were married on March 18, 1955, at the Justice of the Peace Marriage Parlor in Jeffersonville, Indiana.  Shortly after their marriage in 1956 George was stationed in Korea.   With George away, Shirley welcomed their first child, Howard into this world.  Lots of letters and pictures were mailed to George until he returned home. He received an honorable discharged in 1962.

 

 

 

George went to school on the GI Bill after his discharge.  He found employment after returning home at Liebert Brothers for a few years before going to work at Funks (now known as John Deere) where he was employed for over 34 years.  George worked in the Special Machines Department building and repairing machines needed for manufacturing.

 

 

 

George was a jack of all trades and tried to be the master of many.  He could build or fix anything, often even rebuilding what he had built because of being a perfectionist. He used his love for music as a form of communicating love to others, he played his guitar and sang “You Are My Sunshine” to those he loved, like his wife, children when they were younger and all his grandchildren. George has always had a special place in his heart for children, his grandchildren have on more than one occasion used Grandpa for their dress up manikin. The girls would adorn him with jewelry and even a few barrettes in his hair. In his later years he began caring for a flock of ducks and guineas, building them a home, and feeding them daily.

 

George was a wonderful husband, dad, grandpa, and friend; he was always a good provider for his family. He was truly a Spiritual leader in his home, he was a member of the Church of Christ in Coffeyville serving in leadership as deacon and elder for over 50 plus years. If George were here today, he would ask you “Do you know who that is? (Pointing to the sky) your reply: God? George reply, “Right you better make sure you’re right with Him!” and except Jesus as your personal Savior so you can see just how Great Heaven is!

 

 

 

From courtship to marriage George and Shirley have shared in over 68 years together. Who really thinks about the legacy they will leave behind? Life wasn’t that money was always plentiful, there were seasons of struggle and seasons of blessings, but they held true to their vows to love for richer and poorer, and in sickness and health but, the greatest part of these years was love.  George is still very much loved by his wife, Shirley of the home; children, Howard Waggoner and wife, Susie, Jerry Waggoner and wife Nancy, Patricia (aka the bossy one) and husband Richard Hilton, and Georgina Yadon; ten grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and one on the way, two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Johnnie Waggoner and sister, Ann Wynn.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Fred Waggoner, Charlie Waggoner, Dortha Hawk, Ruth Jarrett, Edna “Elvina” Babcock and Ethel Faye Waggoner.

 

 

 

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 2pm at the Church of Christ, 1005 Siggins St., Coffeyville and the family will receive friends on Friday, November 19 from 5 to 7pm also at the Church of Christ.  Friends may sign the register at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville from 9 to 3 on Friday.  The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Church of Christ-Hope Harbor Ministries, a ministry that was very dear to George’s heart. Contributions may be left in care of the chapel. To leave a message of condolences or share a memory visit  www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Jonathan David Dunn

Jonathan David Dunn age 22, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away on Thursday November 11, 2021, in a car accident.

 

 

 

Jonathan was born on March 27, 1999, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Tina Stevens and James D Dunn. He attended South Coffeyville schools and graduated in May 2017 from South Coffeyville High School. On July 4, 2017, Jonathan married his high school sweetheart Shannon Doane. They had one beautiful daughter together, they later separated.

 

 

 

Jonathan worked in a variety of fields in his short life with the Southern Supper Club in South Coffeyville being his first as a young teen to his last being at SP Foundry in South Coffeyville. He loved to cook, BBQ's, going out to Mema Nolte's farm and spending time with family and friends. He loved the outdoors. His favorite hobbies were building and driving demo derby cars/dirt track cars. Jonathan had a kind and giving heart. He loved people and helping them. He would give the shirt off his back to help someone in need.

 

 

 

His memories will live on through his wife Shannon Dunn, his daughter Amelia Dunn, his Mother Tina Stevens, father Paul Lamb II, father (Bio) James Dunn II, bonus Mom, Missi Pinckney, siblings, Phillip Dunn, Kylie Lamb, Nick Lamb, Calvin Bartholomew, Brianna Lamb, Kamaryn Dunn, Jordan Dunn and Wyatt Dunn, his grandmother, Ruth Lamb, his special friends Brooklyn Rylie, Jordan Miller and Carson Reel along with many other family and friends. He is proceeded in death by his grandparents Elizabeth Moore, Phillip Bruce, Leola Duff and Jim Dunn and Paul Lamb, Bonus Dads Brian Knisley and Chris Nolte.

 

 

 

Memorial services will be held on Saturday November 20, 2021, at 11 am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville. A Potluck dinner will immediately follow at the Masonic Lodge, 2001 Woodland Ave in Coffeyville. The lodge will be open at 10 am for anyone wanting/needing to drop off before the service. The family has requested memorial be made payable to the family or to Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel to help with expenses.

 

 

Earl E. Denny

Earl E. Denny age 75, passed away at his home in Tyro, Kansas on Saturday, November 6, 2021, with his family at his side.

 

 

 

Earl was born on July 25, 1946, Independence, Kansas to Orin and Maggie (Edens) Denny.  Earl attended grade school at Ringo, Tyro and Wayside.  He attended high school in Coffeyville, graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School.  He obtained his associates degree at NEO in Miami, Oklahoma and then transferred to OSU in Stillwater where he received two bachelor’s degrees.

 

 

 

While traveling back from Florida in August of 1969 Earl married his best friend, Michelle McAtee in Folkston, Georgia.  On August 9th of 2021 the couple celebrated 52 years of marriage.  They were friends long before their courtship, they have truly taken their vows very serious and were there for each other through richer or poorer and in sickness and in health. The couple were blessed with 3 children, William “Bill”, Stephanie, and Dorothy.

 

 

 

Earl was a farmer and rancher all his life.  His dad, Orin worked in the oil fields and Earl worked beside him in his youth and after college returned as a young adult to the oil industry working at Redi-Pump.  Earl was employed at Funk Manufacturing now known as John Deere for 10 years before opening his own business.  Going back to his love for agriculture, Earl opened The Feed Shed in Tyro offering all types of grains and feed for livestock and pets.  He then transitioned to Ty-Kan Inc. a Dog Food distributorship in four states until his Michelle was transferred to Kennett Missouri with Emmerson.  Earl also found employment with Emmerson in Kennett until they both retired. Retirement wasn’t suiting Earl well, so he went to work or Eagle Security, Michelle also started working with him, during the 2007 flood in Coffeyville. He continued to work for several years. When he did finally retire, his favorite part of retirement was Grandpa’s Daycare!!!

 

Earl has always been a family man; he was very active with his own children in 4H and was the 4H Beef Leader for years when his children were active and has played an active role with as his grandchildren too. His hobbies also involve being outdoors, he truly enjoyed hunting, fishing, and especially spending time with his family.

 

 

 

Earl shared his love, passions and knowledge with his family and they will continue to pass on his legacy, starting with his wife, Michelle of the home; children William “Bill” Denny and his wife Kathianne, Stephanie  and her husband Michael Simmons; grandchildren, Dakota and Alyssa Denny, Mitchell Simmons, Riley and Shay Denny, Amanda Denny, Gregory and Allison Simmons, Aaron and Tabby Simmons, Maggie Simmons; great-grandchild, Dorothy Ann Denny; and sister, Dorothy (Dot) Berger. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Dorothy Ann Denny; brother Edward Emery Denny and sister, Emma Maude Ellison.

 

 

 

Graveside services will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 1pm at Fawn Creek Cemetery near Tyro, Kansas.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 6 to 8pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave, Coffeyville, KS.  The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the family to help defray expenses or to Montgomery County 4H and may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave an online message of condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Earl E. Denny age 75, passed away at his home in Tyro, Kansas on Saturday, November 6, 2021, with his family at his side.

 

 

 

Earl was born on July 25, 1946, Independence, Kansas to Orin and Maggie (Edens) Denny.  Earl attended grade school at Ringo, Tyro and Wayside.  He attended high school in Coffeyville, graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School.  He obtained his associates degree at NEO in Miami, Oklahoma and then transferred to OSU in Stillwater where he received two bachelor’s degrees.

 

 

 

While traveling back from Florida in August of 1969 Earl married his best friend, Michelle McAtee in Folkston, Georgia.  On August 9th of 2021 the couple celebrated 52 years of marriage.  They were friends long before their courtship, they have truly taken their vows very serious and were there for each other through richer or poorer and in sickness and in health. The couple were blessed with 3 children, William “Bill”, Stephanie, and Dorothy.

 

 

 

Earl was a farmer and rancher all his life.  His dad, Orin worked in the oil fields and Earl worked beside him in his youth and after college returned as a young adult to the oil industry working at Redi-Pump.  Earl was employed at Funk Manufacturing now known as John Deere for 10 years before opening his own business.  Going back to his love for agriculture, Earl opened The Feed Shed in Tyro offering all types of grains and feed for livestock and pets.  He then transitioned to Ty-Kan Inc. a Dog Food distributorship in four states until his Michelle was transferred to Kennett Missouri with Emmerson.  Earl also found employment with Emmerson in Kennett until they both retired. Retirement wasn’t suiting Earl well, so he went to work or Eagle Security, Michelle also started working with him, during the 2007 flood in Coffeyville. He continued to work for several years. When he did finally retire, his favorite part of retirement was Grandpa’s Daycare!!!

 

Earl has always been a family man; he was very active with his own children in 4H and was the 4H Beef Leader for years when his children were active and has played an active role with as his grandchildren too. His hobbies also involve being outdoors, he truly enjoyed hunting, fishing, and especially spending time with his family.

 

 

 

Earl shared his love, passions and knowledge with his family and they will continue to pass on his legacy, starting with his wife, Michelle of the home; children William “Bill” Denny and his wife Kathianne, Stephanie  and her husband Michael Simmons; grandchildren, Dakota and Alyssa Denny, Mitchell Simmons, Riley and Shay Denny, Amanda Denny, Gregory and Allison Simmons, Aaron and Tabby Simmons, Maggie Simmons; great-grandchild, Dorothy Ann Denny; and sister, Dorothy (Dot) Berger. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Dorothy Ann Denny; brother Edward Emery Denny and sister, Emma Maude Ellison.

 

 

 

Graveside services will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 1pm at Fawn Creek Cemetery near Tyro, Kansas.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 6 to 8pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave, Coffeyville, KS.  The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the family to help defray expenses or to Montgomery County 4H and may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave an online message of condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

 

 

Henry Edward Boots

Henry Edward Boots of rural Independence, Kansas passed away unexpectedly due to heart complications Sunday, October 31, 2021. He was born April 20, 1941, in Iola, Kansas to Henry Earl and Katherine (Lucas) Boots. He graduated from Independence High School in 1960 and received his associate's degree from Independence Community College in 1963.

Henry was an entrepreneur throughout his life, but his passion was always the oil industry. He was an independent oil producer since 1975 and owned and operated a small manufacturing business since 1999. He was an active member of the Wayside Christian Church and served as a deacon. Henry was a beloved husband, dad, papa, great-papa, and friend who was happiest surrounded by those he loved. He was a master storyteller and always knew how to make people laugh. He loved staying busy outside, constantly finding projects to do in the barn, on the family farm, and in the oil patch. In the summers he enjoyed fishing and in the fall and winter he hunted, but he especially looked forward to an annual pheasant hunt in Western Kansas that he took with his family and friends. In his younger years, he loved the fast-life, was known to be a jokester, and could be ornery from time to time. Later in life, he slowed down and surrounded himself with his family and close friends and enjoyed watching his children raise families and flourish in their careers. He was always their biggest cheerleader and was fiercely protective and proud of his family, a legacy his family will continue because of his example.

Henry is survived by the love of his life and wife of over 59 years, Linda (Melander) Boots; son, Henry Boots Jr. and daughter-in-law Denise Boots; daughter, Lori Boots and son-in-law Wayde Klingsick; daughter, Kari Boots; grandchildren, Zach and Kayla Helton, Kacie Larkin, Ashleigh Boots, and Austin Boots, and one great-grandson, River Helton; sister Myla McKnight; sister-in-law Ann Boots; brother Jim Boots; and many nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Richard Boots and Robert Boots.

Henry’s immediate family will receive friends and family from 4:00 to 6:00 pm Friday, November 5, 2021, at Wayside Christian Church at 104 E. Church-Wayside, Independence, KS 67301. Private services for the family will be held Saturday, November 6, 2021. Condolences may be sent to the family at 2649 CR 2300, Independence, KS 67301.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Henry’s name to Wayside Christian Church; contributions may be left with or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

To leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh.com

 

 

Jerry Lee Whittenburg Sr.

Jerry Lee Whittenburg Sr., of Coffeyville, Kanas passed away at the age of 82, on October 30, 2021, surrounded by his family at Jane Phillips Memorial Hospital in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

 

Jerry was born on October 21, 1939, in Dewey, OK to Percy James and Mary Luvena (Brown) Whittenburg.  As a young boy he attended school in Coffeyville until his family moved to rural Wann, Oklahoma. On April 2, 1959, Jerry was united in marriage to Jan Eloise Pierce in Dearing, Kansas, of that union the couple was blessed with three children, Donna, Jerry, and Rae Jean.

 

Jerry worked for Sherwin Williams for 17 years prior to opening his own business; Jerry's Radiator Repair Shop.  Jerry enjoyed hunting and fishing, fishing most of all. He loved his family, his animals, and a good cup of coffee with peanut butter and cookies.  He enjoyed talking and visiting with family especially sharing a good story that included either one of his horses or dogs.  Jerry was a longtime member of the Renegade Free Trappers Primitive Weapons Club.

 

Jerry is now at rest with his parents, his wife Jan; brother, Perry Dean Whittenburg; grandson, Dale Hannah; and daughter-in-law, Margaret Whittenburg.

 

If man's best friend could talk, his faithful companion, Sissy would share so many of Jerry's stories.  For  now Jerry's stories of days gone by will continue to be shared by his children, Donna (Matt) Hannah of Spavinaw, Oklahoma, Jerry Whittenburg Jr. and Rae Jean (Brandon) Westervelt both of Coffeyville, Kansas; sisters, Rosa Marie Watts of Nowata, Oklahoma, Barbara Stewart of Noxie, Oklahoma, Rita (Bill) Moore of Wann, Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Martha Rae Lain of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; brother-in-law, Ted (Phyllis) Pierce of Locust Grove, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Marsha (Doug) McAuthur of Jay, Oklahoma, Crystal (Thomas ) Hensley of Oaks, Oklahoma, Bobi (Jeff) Hannah of Spavinaw, Oklahoma, Nicholas (Tatum) Westervelt, Evan Westervelt, Joel Westervelt, Frank (Larinda) Hannah all of Coffeyville, Kansas, Dale (Jenny) Hoggatt of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma and Bill Hoggatt of Coffeyville, Kansas; great-grandchildren, Courtney Hensley, Sydney Hensley, Xander Brady, Rhettleigh Westervelt, Roy Dale Hoggatt, Jessica Stapleton, Colton (Stephanie) Reel, Carson Reel-Hawk and Abbygail Turner; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

 

Jerry will be laid to rest next to his wife Jan at Lain Cemetery of rural Welch, Oklahoma 3 miles south of Veleda on Elk Road right on to Nation Road and back south on N424/423 Road 1.5 miles.  Graveside Services will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021, at 1pm with Jamie Regis of Dearing Christian Church officiating.   The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 5pm to 7pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas 67337 The family has suggested memorial contributions be made payable to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and may be left in care the chapel. To leave an online condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Janice Kay Clark

Janice Kay Clark, 80, of Coffeyville Kansas passed away Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Medicalodge of Coffeyville.

She was born on August 6, 1941 in Coffeyville to Orlo and Mary (McClure) Cessna. Janice grew up and attended school in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma and completed her education graduating from Lenapah High School in Lenapah, Oklahoma.

On March 31, 1962 she was united in marriage with the love of her life, Ronald Eugene Clark. Following their marriage, they made their home in the Coffeyville Kansas and South Coffeyville Oklahoma area where they raised their five children.

Janice’s most important job was being a wife, mother and grandmother. During her working years she was employed at the Coffeyville Journal and Haliburton in Coffeyville and later at Reda Pump in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

Janice was a member of Emmanuel Chapel in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma. She enjoyed crocheting, and years ago enjoyed bowling in a bowling league, but her greatest joy was being surrounded by her family.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald Clark Sr of Coffeyville; her children, Lori Rexwinkle and husband, Justin of Afton, Oklahoma, Lisa Holeman and husband, Chris of Coffeyville, Kansas, Teresa Lundy and husband, Curtis of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, and Ronnie Clark, Jr., of Delaware, Oklahoma; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orlo and Mary Cessna; one daughter, Julie Diane Clark; one brother, Tom Cessna; one sister, Judi Stevens, and one granddaughter, Kristin Michelle Lundy.

A Memorial Service celebrating Janice’s life will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at Emmanuel Chapel, 312 Broadway, South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, with Pastor James Feltner officiating. Following Janice’s wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may sign the register book on Tuesday, November 2nd form 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

The family suggests memorials to Emmanuel Chapel; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.

 

To leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh.com

 

David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements

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