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Obituaries Archives for 2022-03

Inez Lewis

Inez Lewis, age 94, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Monday, March 28, 2022, at Windsor Place Nursing Home in Coffeyville. 


Inez was born on September 16, 1927, in Morris, Oklahoma to Will and Ella Inez (Wolfinger) Davis.  Her family came to Coffeyville when she was only 2 years old, and she has lived here ever since.  She attended local schools.  She worked for various motor companies throughout the years as a bookkeeper for Orval Staton & Harry Keith, Coffeyville Motors, Superior Motors, and Larry Allen Motor Company. 


On October 10, 1943, she was united in marriage to Babe C. Lewis in Galveston, Texas.  For the first two years of marriage Inez kept the home fires burning while Mr. Lewis served his country in WWII.  After receiving his honorable discharge, they settled in Coffeyville making it their forever home where they raised their four children, Edie, Kenny, Debbie, and Mark. 


Inez attended LifePoint Church in Coffeyville.  She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, baking cookies and cakes to give to other people and she always wanted to help others.  Most of all she loved her family and the time she got to spend surrounded by them. 


Surviving to cherish her memory are her daughter, Debbie Hendrix and husband, Richard of Coffeyville, Kansas, son, Kenny Lewis and wife, Sudah of Leesburg, Georgia, son-in-law, Maurice Filson of Joplin, Missouri, daughter-in-law, Teresa Lewis of Phoenix, Arizona, 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren along with numerous extended family and friends. 


She was preceded in death by her parents Will and Ella Davis, husband, Babe Lewis, son, Mark Lewis, daughter, Edie Filson and eight sisters. 


Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Coffeyville. 


Visitation will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  The family will greet friends Friday afternoon at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. 


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

Lola Marie Robison Gillham

Lola Marie Robison Gillham of Caney died in her home from natural causes on March 25th, 2022 at 99 years of age.


Lola was born on the 21st of November 1922, in Tyro, KS as the third child of Neddie and Ida Fuqua Robison. She attended school in Tyro and Caney.  Following her junior year of Caney High, she married Clarence Gillham on July 8, 1939, in Sedan, KS.  Shortly after marrying, they lived in California for a brief time.  She and Clarence returned to Caney in the fall, never to move away again.


Lola and Clarence operated Gillham’s Furniture in Caney for nearly 60 years. Not only was the store a place of business, but it was also a gathering place for friends and family, with children always enjoying the stairs and deck. During those years Lola particularly enjoyed selling wallpaper to many area ladies.


Lola’s life was devoted to caring for others. She was always eager to host all her family.  Thoughts of Lola always include seeing her in her kitchen wearing an apron.  Memories of such gatherings include having numerous families at one time, requiring that kiddos were on “Baptist Pallets” in the living room and on the front porch. Through the years, Lola served in many areas of CWF in the Caney First Christian Church. She served her parents, brothers, in-laws and various other relatives without reservation.  It distressed her greatly when she was the one needing care instead of giving it.


She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Gillham, brothers Harry, Marion, Charles, Dale and William, sister Vergie Allison, son-in-law Tom Schabel, as well as her parents.


Lola’s memory will be cherished by her three children and their families: son Robert (Bob) of Caney, his daughter Michelle (Lou) Anne and Will of Wylie, TX.  Daughter Dianne Schabel of Caney, her sons Tom (Angie), Kristen and Alyssa of Sunnyvale,Tex.  Tim (Carmen), Audrey, Kaley, Luke and Maggie of Aledo, TX.  Son Steven Gillham and wife Debbie (newly relocated from Coffeyville to St Charles, MO) their son Steven, (Amanda), Madison and Amelia of St. Peters MO., sisters Clara Coltharp of Blackwell OK, Ruth Ann Hicks of Hot Springs Village, AR, and Martha Fowler of Budd’s Creek, MD. Also, there are numerous nieces and nephews with great memories of time at Aunt Lola’s.


Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022, at Tyro Christian Church, 301 S Market St, Tyro, KS 67364 under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  Evanglist David Bycroft will be officiating.  Visitation will be held Friday, April 1st from 12:30 to 2pm, followed by the Celebration of Lola’s Life.  The family requests donations be made payable to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice as their compassionate care and attention has been so appreciated and may in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS.  To leave an online condolence or share a memory visit

Elizabeth Joan (Jo'an) Barg

Elizabeth Joan (Jo’an) Barg, age 87 of Coffeyville, Kansas went to join her beloved husband in Heaven on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Joan was born on August 31, 1934, in Eureka, Kansas to Thomas and Esther (Elliott) Downing. She graduated from Eureka High School in Eureka, Kansas.

On June 12, 1955, she married the love of her life Mark Galen Barg in Eureka, Kansas. Following their marriage, they made their home in the Eureka area, until moving to Coffeyville.

Joan was a homemaker she also helped Mark operate the Sonics that they owned for several years.  She enjoyed doing crafts and decorating but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed many years of square dancing with her husband. She volunteered with the Culture Arts Center and the Brown Mansion. She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi and a chartered member of Westside Christian Church in Coffeyville.

Left to treasure her memory are two sons Eric Barg of Indio, California and Randy Barg and daughter-in-law Lona of Coffeyville, two grandchildren, Amanda Akins and husband Chris of Coffeyville, and Kristofer Barg of Coffeyville, two great-grandchildren, Emily and Ethan Akins of Coffeyville, brother Jack Downing of Eureka, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother Jim Downing, and sister Jeannine Ruth.

Honoring Joan’s wishes cremation has taken place under the direction of David W Barnes Funeral Home.

A Memorial Service celebrating Joan’s life will be held on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at Westside Christian Church with Pastor Mike Elrod officiating.

The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Westside Christian Church or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and they may be sent in care of David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

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Kay Linn Hyatt

Kay Linn Hyatt, age 73, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at The Journey Home in Bartlesville. 


Kay was born on June 17, 1948, in Coffeyville, Kansas to A.C. "Jim" Hyatt and Mildred (O'Meara) Hyatt.  She grew up in Coffeyville where she attended Holy Name Catholic School and graduated from Field Kindley High School.  Kay moved to Grandview, Missouri where she resided for 11 years then moved back to Coffeyville.  About two years ago she moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma where she has resided ever since. 


Kay worked at various jobs throughout the years, Funk Manufacturing, Industrial Plastics, First National Bank, Individual Mausoleum and K & S Oil Company.  Kay was loved by all who knew her, she was friendly and kind.  She cherished the time she spent with her family and friends.  Kay was a lifelong member of the Holy Name Catholic Church.  She was a cook at the American Legion for several years.  She enjoyed quilting, sewing and cooking. 


Surviving to honor her memory are her son, James Hyatt of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, grandchildren, Nichole Jean Bell, Ashley O'Meara Bell, Toni Kay Bell, Christian Hyatt, Charlie Neff, Lance Hyatt, eight great grandchildren, and siblings, Jim D. Hyatt and wife, Corky, Butch Hyatt and wife, Sandy, Sue Hook and Bill Hyatt.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Mildred Hyatt, daughter, Kimberly Kay Bell and sister-in-law, Pat Hyatt. 


Following Kay's wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.


On Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Holy Names Catholic Church the Rosary will be prayed at 10:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to follow.  Father James Schibi will officiate.  Inurnment will take place at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Coffeyville. 


The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to Holy Name Catholic Church; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337. 


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David Lee "Coal Train" Lawrence

David Lee “Coal Train” Lawrence was born on December 17, 1964, in Ruleville, Mississippi to the late Eddie Lawrence and Valder H. (Hudnall) Lawrence.  At the age of 57 David departed from his life on earth.


David attended Ruleville Central Grade School in Ruleville, Mississippi and Lenapah High School in Lenapah, Oklahoma where he graduated.


David was active in FFA in High School also in football where he got the name “Coal Train” from.


David loved working on cars and scrapping junk was his main hobby.  David also loved rescuing dogs which he started at a young age.


If you knew David never left without telling you he Loved, You.


David leaves to cherish his memories a daughter, Viola “Vee-vee” Lawrence of Wichita, Kansas; two brothers, Eddie Lawrence III and David Hudnall; four sisters, Jiffie Sweeney, Viola (Robert) West, Mary Butler, Ruby Hawkins all of Coffeyville, Kansas; a host of nieces, nephews extended relatives and friends.  David was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.


Memorial service will be held to celebrate David’s life on April 2, 2022, at 11 am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas, with Pastor Robert West officiating.  The family has requested donations be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.   The family will have a private inurnment at Fairview Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with his parents.   To leave an online condolence or share a memory visit


Carl Dean Killion

Carl Dean Killion, 74, of Coffeyville passed away Monday, March 14, 2022, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He was born on March 14, 1948, in Coffeyville to Darrell Dean and Louise Evelyn (St. John) Killion.  Carl grew up and attended school in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley Memorial High School in 1966.  Following high school he attended Coffeyville Community College graduating in 1968 with an Associate of Arts Degree.

Carl was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force serving during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1973. After receiving his Honorable Discharge, he returned to Coffeyville before moving to Pittsburg to attend Pittsburg State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1975.

Following graduation, he was employed at Howard Chevrolet in Owasso, Oklahoma as a accountant. In 1979 he returned to Coffeyville and began his career at Medicalodges, Inc. as an accountant where he remained until retiring.

Carl is survived by his cousins, Pat Holeman, Joyce Adair, and Janet Morgan all of Coffeyville as well as several other cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Darrell Dean and Louise Evelyn Killion, his stepmother, Maxine Killion and two brothers, Michael C. Killion, and Steven L. Killion.

A Memorial Service celebrating Carl’s life will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Fairview Cemetery Veterans Memorial Patio. Inurnment will follow the service.

Friends may sign the register book on Wednesday, March 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

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Kimberly Ann McMichael

Heaven gained a very special angel on Friday, March 11, 2022, Kimberly Ann McMichael at the young age of 39, just 11 days shy of her 40th birthday, passed away into eternal rest at the Wilson County Medical Center in Neodesha, Kansas.


Kim was born on March 22, 1982, in Caldwell, Indiana to Albert and Mary Rebecca "Becky" (Lighty) McMichael.  She grew up in Winfield where she earned her high school education, graduating from Winfield High School.


Kim worked at a few jobs throughout the years. For a time, she worked at a pottery shop in Parsons, Kansas where she was able to fulfill her love for crafts. While living in Coffeyville she worked at McDonald's where you could always count on a friendly smile from her; she also worked at Class LTD in Coffeyville where she did janitorial work and attended day services.


Kim loved loving all things in life. She had a special love for the outdoors - spending the weekends with her brother, Michael, riding 4-wheelers and fishing. She loved sports and attending sporting events.  Her favorite pro team was the Kansas City Chiefs. She really enjoyed cheering on the kids in her life at all their youth sporting events. You could always find her yelling and eating her favorite popcorn when her team was winning. Kim was a huge supporter of the people in her life. Above all, she loved her family and friends.  She also loved Elvis Presley, animals of all kinds, and making the people around her smile and laugh. She also loved spending time at the casino with John, Tracy and Troy.


Surviving to cherish her memory are her siblings, Michael McMichael and companion, Brandi Walker of Cambridge, Kansas, Tim Smock of Oxford, Kansas, Penny McPherson and husband, Bill of Winfield, Kansas, Kim Smock of Blackwell, Oklahoma,  her loving fiancé, John Sardella of Columbus, Kansas, nieces and nephews, Shawna, Tammy, Amber, Autumn, Melissa, Jesse,  Tyler, Lucas and Alexis, special people in her life, Heather Hodges and fiancé, Kendal Francis, their children, JaMaiah, Sidney Lynn and Damaris,  Starla Stevens and husband, Aaron, Taylor Berrigan, Amy Hodges, Tracy and Troy Glasgow along with numerous other extended family and friends.


She was preceded in death by her mother, Becky McMichael and by her paternal and maternal grandparents.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.


Funeral Services will take place on Friday, March 18, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Coffeyville.  Pastor Randy DePriest will officiate.  The family requests those attending the service to honor Kim by wearing her favorite color, purple, or by wearing something that represents the Kansas City Chiefs.


Burial will take place that Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Highland Cemetery in Winfield, Kansas.  Pastor Randy DePriest will conduct the committal service.


The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Coffeyville Friends of Animals; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337.


David W. Barnes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  To leave a message for the family online, visit


Joe E. Rexwinkle

Joe E. Rexwinkle, age 79, of rural Edna, Kansas passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 6, 2022. 


Joe was born at home on September 12, 1942, in Craig County, Oklahoma to Ernest L. "Tom" and Gladys I. (Foster) Rexwinkle.  He grew up around Edna, Kansas where he attended local schools and graduated high school.  Joe furthered his education at the Coffeyville Vo-Tech where he earned his certification as a draftsman. 


On September 9, 1960, Joe entered the United States Navy.  During his enlistment he earned the title and rank of MM3 E-4 (Machinist Mate 3rd Class).  On September 5, 1963, after three years of service, he was granted an honorable discharge and elected to be transferred to the Naval Reserves where he served another 3 years until September 8, 1966. 


There was a special girl that caught Joe's eye, Penny Hartley.  For their first date they went to the Fair and Rodeo.  Wanting to spend the rest of their lives together, the couple were married on May 31,1965 in Miami, Oklahoma.  They made their home near Edna, Kansas and have been there ever since.  The couple had three children, Robin, Joe, and Cody.


Joe was very skilled and talented.  He had remarkable problem-solving skills and the talent to achieve successful results on whatever project he set out to complete.  Joe worked as machinist for Magic Circle, then went to Atlas Steel Buildings where he worked as a draftsman, then went to work for Jencast as a machinist and pattern maker.  After many years of service, Joe retired from Jencast in 1987. 


Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and any activities that took him outdoors. He coached all three of his kids in multiple sports and was there to cheer on his grandkids. He enjoyed rodeo, first as a bull rider and bareback rider, later supporting his sons in rodeo and watching as a fan.  He would attend every activity, game or event that he could when it came to his kids and grandkids to show his support.  


Surviving to cherish his memory and pass on his legacy are his loving wife of 56 years, Penny S. Rexwinkle of the home, daughter, Robin Chamberland and husband, Ryan of St. Louis, Missouri, sons, Joe Rexwinkle and wife, Stacy of rural Coffeyville, Kansas, Cody Rexwinkle and wife, Kristin of Edna, Kansas, grandchildren, Kevin Craven and wife, Aesha Mustafa, Megan Craven and husband, Justin Griffin, Chandler Chamberland, Joe Rexwinkle, Brad Yates, Brianna Yates, Kodi Rexwinkle and Cali Rexwinkle, a great granddaughter Mila Rae Martinez, brothers, Dale Rexwinkle and wife, Elaine of Afton, Oklahoma, Randy Rexwinkle and companion, Roselyn Calinoff of Chugiak, Alaska, sisters, Louise Stephenson of Hinton, Oklahoma, Lela Linn of Miami, Oklahoma, Carolyn Chips and husband, Charles of Weslaco, Texas along with many extended relative and close friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Bobby, Stanley and Charles Rexwinkle, and infant sister Lois Rexwinkle. 


Following Joe's wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  A private family inurnment will take place at a later date at North Edna Elm Grove Cemetery. 


The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Edna Public Library or to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice; these may be left with the Funeral Home.


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David Arthur Vaughn

David Arthur Vaughn, known by all as Nick, age 73, of Edna, Kansas passed away on Monday, December 20, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.

Nick was born on December 12, 1948, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Ivan (Ike) Vaughn and Geraldine Vaughn.  He attended high school in Altamont, Kansas.

Nick worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad for more than 15 years as a Track Foreman.  After the railroad he helped run the family business well known as Vaughn’s Tavern.  He was a mechanic on the side, both large and small engine repair.  He also worked a number of years at Carter Automotive in Coffeyville.

He retired and moved to Edna, Kansas where he could be found at the Woodshed most of the time twice a day enjoying coffee and daily banter with his good friends.  He enjoyed playing golf and had a special companion in his dog Odie that passed before him.  But most of all he enjoyed his community and the time he spent surrounded by his family and friends.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his children, Dawn Strickland and husband, Allen of Grove, Oklahoma, son, Justin Vaughn of Grove, Oklahoma, son Jeff McCartney and wife, Barbara of Coffeyville, son, Thomas Vaughn of Grove, Oklahoma, sister, Teena Hayhurst and husband, Joe of Arkansas, half-sister, Connie Harder, half-sister, Becky Monday as well as his beloved grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Geraldine Vaughn, brother, Stephen Vaughn, and brother, Ollie (Bubba) Vaughn.

Following Nick's wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

A Graveside Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at the Union Cemetery in rural Coffeyville. 


That afternoon, following the service, a celebration of life will be held at Jacks Place 117 Main St, Liberty, KS 67351 at 5:00 p.m.  Food will be provided via Jacks Grill to those in the funeral party who wish to eat.  Please come out and join the family in the celebration and memory of Nick Vaughn.


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James Jewel Lowrey

James Jewel Lowrey, age 91, of rural Coffeyville, KS went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, March 3, 2022 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. 

James was born on July 26, 1930 at home near Hickory Creek, Lenapah, OK to John and Vola (Sherron) . Lowrey.  He was the fourth of six children born to the couple.

James grew up fishing, hunting and trapping on the Verdigris River.  As he grew older, he and his brother Jack would ride their horses to the Lowry Ranch and help with the haying season.  James loved horses and riding and rode until this past Christmas when he gifted his granddaughter his horse.

James attended grade schools in Lenapah and for a short time in Tulsa.  After the family moved back to Lenapah, he attended Lenapah High School.  There is where he met the love of his life Doris L. Bowman in Tenth grade when her family moved from Coffeyville to rural South Coffeyville. 

After he graduated, he went to work at Morrow Foundry.  Soon, he enlisted in the Air Force and served three years, from December 1950-1953.  He was stationed in Washington and Okinawa before returning stateside.  He returned home and began working at Parmac as a welder.  During layoffs he also worked at Levenworth Steel and the Co-op Refinery.

He married Doris Bowman on Easter Sunday, April 18th, 1954 at Rock Creek Church of God in rural South Coffeyville. 

He attended church services at Rock Creek Church of God and was saved and baptized under Pastor M.C. George.  James also served as an elder and Sunday School teacher for many years.  He was involved in the construction of the buildings on the church grounds that were used to hold Campmeetings yearly.

He had strong Christian beliefs and the life he lived was a walking testimony to all who met him.  He prayed daily for family, friends, the unsaved, the sick, anyone who needed a closer relationship with God and for the betterment of our nation.  He always said we were lucky to have been born in America where we had the freedom and the opportunity others did not have. 

He loved his family very much and enjoyed all the many times spent together.  He loved to take hunting,  fishing, and vacation trips to Colorado, Wyoming and many other locations.  He had been to every state west of the Mississippi except one and made sure his children visited a lot of educational places besides the fun places.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; his parents, his brothers, Walter “Gene”, Jack, John Jr., and two sisters, Beulah Scullawl and Mary Ellen Victor.  

Surviving to carry on his memory is his wife Doris, of the home.  His son, Stephen and wife, Carol (Logan) Lowrey of rural Lenapah.  His daughter, Brenda and her husband, William Mock of rural Coffeyville.  Three grandsons and their families; Kyle and Bailey and children Koen, Holden, and JoElle; Wes and Brittanie and their children Lyla and Brody;  Jacob and Nikki and their children Alexandra, Jenner and Jagger.  One granddaughter, Danielle Lowrey and her fiancé Mitch Bouy and their children Kailen, Fallyn, Aria, and Cadence.   He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and two sister-in-laws, Dora Bowman and Charlotte Bowman.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.  The family will greet friends on Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Fellowship Church in Coffeyville.  Pastor Danny Carter of the Church of God in Tulsa, Oklahoma will officiate.  Graveside Committal Services will follow at the Veteran's Patio at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.  James will be laid to rest in Restlawn Cemetery. 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Church of God of Tulsa, Oklahoma; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd., Coffeyville, KS 67337. 

David W. Barnes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  To leave a message for the family online, visit

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