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Obituaries Archives for 2022-05

Mario Linn Grant

Mario Linn Grant, age 50, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

 

 

 

Mario was born on November 16, 1971, to William Loyd Ogans and Laura Lynn Bluitt in Independence, Kansas where he attended local schools and graduated from Independence High School.  He furthered his education at Independence Community College and Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

 

 

 

Mario worked for Acme Foundry as a weekend supervisor.  He also spent his time as a football and basketball coach for Field Kindley High School, Roosevelt Junior High School and Coffeyville Rec Center.  He loved sports “Rock Chalk” “Go Chiefs”!  Mario’s love for music was amazing, he knew pretty much every song and was an amazing singer.

 

 

 

On September 1, 2012, he married the love of his life, Jaime Starnes.  They enjoyed attending local sporting events, going on drives, reminiscing about their childhoods, and just being at home enjoying downtime with his loved ones and of course his dogs.

 

 

 

Mario was loved by everyone who had the privilege of meeting him. His laughter and smile were infectious to all those around him. His selfless generosity with his time and wisdom will be cherished by many.

 

 

 

Surviving to honor his memory is his wife and best friend, Jaime Grant of the home; sons, Sevan Grant of the home and Matthew Grant of Chicago, Illinois; one grandchild, Miguel; a brother, Napoleon Grant III of Pittsburg, Kansas, a half-sister, Carlotta Charles of Denver, Colorado; aunts, Rachel Bell, Alice Wilson; uncles, Donald Melugin, Jr. and Joseph Melugin all of Independence, Kansas; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Laura Bluitt, grandmother, Alice Melugin and half-sister, Gwen Ogans.

 

 

 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Dearing Christian Church.  Pastor J B Brown will officiate.  Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence, Kansas

 

 

Sandra L. "Sandy" Jenkins

Sandra L. “Sandy” Jenkins of Dearing, KS died May 25th, 2022, she passed away peacefully at her home following a brief illness.
Sandy was born, November 2,1939 to Harold & Mildred (Palmer) Rogers in Independence, Kansas.
As a young girl she lived in and around Coffeyville, and Dearing and attended West Coffeyville elementary and graduated from Independence KS High School.
In 1969 she married Waymon Waller. She had two sons, Jerry Waller of Tulsa, OK and Wallace Waller of Florida. The couple later divorced.
In 1968 she married William “Odell” Jenkins.
In their early years, she and Odell were owner operator and over the road truck drivers, Sandy was very proud of that.
In her later years she was employed by Walmart Super Center of Coffeyville, KS until her retirement.
She loved to go camping, fishing and loved her dog “Little Red”.
Survivors include, her husband Odell of the home, a stepdaughter Gerri Smith and her husband Gail of Rio Hondo, TX, 5 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren, cousins, and extended family members.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, a brother Richard Dick, and a stepdaughter Diane Hultz.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 10 am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS 67337.  Jamie Regis of Dearing Christian Church will officiate.  Sandy will be laid to rest next to her parents in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Coffeyville.  The family has requested Memorial Contributions be made payable to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380.  Contributions may be left in care of the chapel.  To share a memory or leave an online condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Midori Arai Allred

Midori Arai Allred age 88 of Coffeyville passed away on May 23, 2022 at her home with her husband at her side.

 

Midori was born on October 30, 1933 in Ikaho, Gumma-Ken, Japan and was the daughter of Shigeo and Hiroko Arai. She was raised and attended school in Ikaho until she met William (Bill) Allred at a dance hosted by the American Red Cross while Bill was stationed there. You could say it was love at first sight and they began dating. They were united in marriage on February 25, 1958 in Japan and that same year Bill returned home to Coffeyville with his wife Midori. The couple was blessed with a son and while the family was living in Concord, California they were blessed with a daughter. In 1968 they moved back to Coffeyville where Midori found employment in the kitchen at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. Midori loved to cook, and she loved when people enjoyed her food, she also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, walking, riding her bike, and spending time in her flower and vegetable gardens. She was a truly brave woman who proudly became a citizen, learned our language, and learned and adapted to our culture. She was a determined and strong willed person to say the least, a bit outspoken, always telling it as it was.

 

Midori’s memories live on with her husband Bill, her children, Gary Lee Allred and his wife Cindy from Katy, Texas and Wendy Leigh Skidmore and her husband Jeff from Overland Park, Kansas.  She loved and was "Ging Ging" to her grandchildren - Melanie Allred, Braden Allred, Hannah Rolleston and her husband Joe, and Elizabeth Skidmore.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Shigeo and Hiroko Arai and her in-laws that were like her parents here in the states Solan and Arvilla Allred.

 

Graveside funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:00 am in the Veteran’s Memorial Patio at Fairview Cemetery with Hospice Chaplain Keith Springer officiating. Friends are invited to sign the register on Monday, May 30, 2022 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at David W. Barnes Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be made payable to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or to the Southeast Kansas Meals on Wheels and they may be sent in care of David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.dwbfh.com

 Services have been entrusted to David W. Barnes Funeral Home.

 

Patricia Louise Hatfield

Patricia Louise Hatfield age 93 of Coffeyville passed from this life on May 18, 2022, at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas.

Patricia was born in Neodesha, Kansas on October 29, 1928, to Frank and Beryl (Richardson) Green. She graduated from Altoona High School; she continued her education as Pittsburg State University and then Neosho County Community College.  She married the love of her life Bill J Hatfield on April 18, 1947, in Fredonia, Kansas. To this union the couple was blessed with a daughter, Vicki.

Patricia found employment as a telephone operator, taught in a one room schoolhouse, worked at Continental Can and was a bookkeeper for Long Bell Lumber. Together she and Bill became owners and operators of Plattner Welding Supply. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, 25 plus year member with the Order of the Eastern Star, Beta Sigma Phi, Art and Literature Club and Garden Club. Patricia enjoyed sewing, reading, working daily crossword puzzles and walking two miles every morning.

Patricia’s memories will live on with her daughter, Vicki Rauch and her husband Steve of Coffeyville, granddaughter, Holly Oertel and her husband Mark of Lawrence, Kansas, great grandchild, Larkin Oertel, sisters, Carol Bradford of Chanute, Kansas, Beryldean Reheis of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and many nieces and nephews. 

She now rests with her parents, husband Bill, and her brothers, Allen and F.M. Green.

A private graveside funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Altoona Cemetery. Friends are invited to sign the guest book on Monday, May 23, 2022, at David W. Barnes Funeral Home from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.

The family suggests memorials be made payable to the First United Methodist Church or a charity close to the donor’s heart and they may be left with or sent in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Coffeyville, KS 67337.

To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.dwbfh.com

Services have been entrusted to David W. Barnes Funeral Home.

Gary Swigart, Jr.

Lifelong Coffeyville resident and local businessman, Gary Swigart, Jr., age 58, passed away peacefully at his home with his loving family by his side on the evening of Monday, May 9, 2022, after his long and courageous fight against pancreatic cancer. 

Gary was born on March 15, 1964, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Gary V. Swigart, Sr. and Carole Ann (Pool) Swigart.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended local schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School.  Gary furthered his education at the Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Gary later made the decision to further his college education and in the 1990's he attended Coffeyville Community College where he earned an Associate Degree. 

Gary had many talents, one of those talents was his ability to repair automobiles. At a young age he was an apprentice to a local mechanic who taught Gary what he could about fixing cars. After several years working as a mechanic for local repair shops, he decided it was time to branch out on his own.  In 1999, he opened his auto repair shop in Coffeyville, Gary's Automotive at 4th and Poplar where he worked as owner/operator and head mechanic for 21 years until his retirement in 2020.  There are countless members of the Coffeyville community and the surrounding area who held Gary in high regard for his honesty, integrity, strong work ethic and for helping people in their time of need. 

On July 7, 1991, Gary was happily married to Kim Wisely in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville.  Together the couple traveled all over throughout the years.  Some trips they took with their family or friends and some just the two of them.  Gary just loved traveling and socializing with people, they tried to take a vacation every year.  As recently as this April they were able to travel to Florida.  Gary was determined he was going to make the trip and they had a wonderful time.

Gary was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Coffeyville for many years.  Some of his hobbies were golfing, hunting, watching sports of all kinds, especially his favorite teams the Kansas City Chiefs football and the Kansas City Royals baseball.  The most important thing to Gary was his family and the time he was able to spend surrounded by the people he loved.  Gary's outlook on life, his ability to help others in a time of need, along with his infectious smile and laughter will remain in the hearts of all those he touched along his path through life. 

Those surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Kim Swigart of the home; daughters, Mandy George and husband, Gabe of Coffeyville, Kansas, Racheal Custer and partner, Carlos Lombrana  of Coffeyville, Kansas, Heather Peck and husband, Dex of Hilo, Hawaii; grandchildren, Dax Adamson and wife, Abigail, Charley McCalip, Raylon Custer, Lola Peck, Denae, Chasidy and Shelbie George; great grandchildren, Gatlin J. Adamson, Landyn George and Kingston Gambler; siblings, Jerry Swigart and wife, Penny of Madison, Alabama, Joy Anderson and husband, Darrell of Columbus, Nebraska, Judy Swigart-Webb of Emmett, Idaho, Greg Vowell and wife, Angela of Coffeyville, Kansas, Tony Vowell and wife, Brandi of Independence, Kansas; numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and close friends.  Gary was preceded in death by his father, Gary Swigart, Sr. and by his mother, Carole Ann Snow. 

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene 2300 W. 1st St., Coffeyville.  Pastor Ford Hall and Pastor Luke Letsinger will officiate.  A private burial will take place at Spring Hill Cemetery north of Coffeyville. 

Visitation will be held throughout the day on Monday, May 16, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 

Visitation with the family present to greet friends will take place on Monday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene 2300 W. 1st St. in Coffeyville. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the First Church of the Nazarene Youth Group; 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. 

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

 

Robert "Robbie" Darrell Rooks

Robert “Robbie” Darrell Rooks, age 48, of Caney, Kansas passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at his home.

 

Robbie was born on May 3, 1974 in Caney, Kansas to Lyn (Usher) Rooks.  When Robbie was young his mother married Ronald Rooks who adopted Robbie and his brother, Damon.  Robbie attended Coffeyville schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School.  He was really good at wrestling and placed 5th at state his senior year.  He also attended Coffeyville Community College for a time.  Robbie proudly served in the United States Navy in the early 1990’s.

 

He worked a few jobs through the years but most notably was when he worked for Watco and for Eagle Security.  The job he enjoyed most was the years he spent as an umpire and referee for the Coffeyville Rec Center.  He loved sports and was an avid OU and Dallas Cowboys fan.

 

Robbie enjoyed spending time at the lake, grilling out or making his world-famous homemade fajitas.  Most of all he loved his kids and his family.  Robbie was his kids’ number one fan.  He did his best to make it to all their activities and cheer them on no matter what they were doing.

 

Robbie met and fell in love with his fiancé Krystal Paulie.  The two had plans to marry later this year.  He enjoyed sharing their lives together and loved her family like his own.

 

Surviving to cherish his memory are his children, Brandon Miller of Collinsville, Oklahoma, Dakota Rooks of Leavenworth, Kansas, Jordan Rooks of Lawrence, Kansas, fiancé, Krystal Paulie of the home and her family, grandchildren, Julian, Jay and Scarlet, siblings, Damon Rooks, Jesse Rooks, Cody Rooks, Kitra West, Randy McDaniel, Michael Berryman, Jonita Easky, Simone Berryman and Samantha Berryman, step siblings, John, Joey and Jennifer Keylon; step mother, Jacque Rooks of Coffeyville, Kansas, many nieces, nephews, extended relatives and close friends.

 

Robbie was preceded in death by his mother, Lyn Usher and father, Ron Rooks, maternal grandparents, Guyla Jo Condit, Leon Usher, paternal grandparents, Clyde and Virginia Waltrip.

 

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Coffeyville.  Pastor Gary Fox will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Veterans Memorial Patio at Fairview Cemetery.  Military Honors will be provided by the VFW Post #1022 and American Legion Post #20 Honor Guard. 

 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home.  The family will greet friends Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

 

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the GoFundMe account set up by Robbie’s children to help defray the cost of funeral expense https://gofund.me/bd041659 or donations can be made to the Coffeyville Rec Center or 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.

 

To leave a message for the family online, visit www.dwbfh.Com

 

William "Bill" H. Mangels

William “Bill” H. Mangels, age 90 passed away on May 3, 2022, at the Journey Home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 

Bill was born on the family farm on September 23, 1931, in rural South Coffeyville, Oklahoma to Edmond and Beulah (Young) Mangels. Bill attended school at Bellview Rural School and graduated from Lenapah High School, he continued his education at Coffeyville Community College earning his Associates Degree.

He was united in marriage to the love of his life Glenna Lowry and the couple was blessed with four children. Bill was a lifelong rancher who called Nowata County home since the day he was born.  Bill and Glenna ran the Lowry-Mangels Ranch for over 60 years. Bill was a member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church, a charter member of Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association, and he received the State of Oklahoma Co-operator Conservation of the Year Award in 2012. 

Bill’s memories will live on with his children; Judy Hinson of Claremore, OK, Glen Mangels of Bartlesville, OK, and Brenda Kujawa of Collinsville, OK, nine grandchildren; Matthew Hinson (Sarah), Andrew Hinson (Danette), Elizabeth Goodman (Bryan), Grant Mangels (Melissa), Amanda Mangels, Megan Likens (David), Sarah Yelverton (Chris), William Kujawa, and Stevie Napoleon (Cole), 19 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, in-laws, and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 63 years Glenna, daughter Sara Ellen Mangels, granddaughter Amy Jean Mangels, daughter-in-law Cyndi Ann Mangels, and brothers, Howard Mangels and Harley Mangels.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022, at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Coffeyville at 2:00 pm with Pastor Jay Hobson of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Mt Washington Cemetery in Lenapah, Oklahoma.

Friends may call on Sunday, May 8, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm with the family receiving friends 5:00 pm to 7:00pm at David W. Barnes Funeral Home. 

The family suggests memorials be made payable to St Paul’s Lutheran Church or The Journey Home; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.dwbfh.com

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

Jess J. Miranda

Jess J. Miranda, age 80, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Friday, April 29, 2022, at Windsor Place Nursing Home in Coffeyville. 

 

Jess was born on January 6, 1942, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Santos and Helen (Magana) Miranda.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended Holy Name Catholic School and graduated from Field Kindley High School.  Jess furthered his education at Coffeyville Community College and at Pittsburg State University.  He proudly served his country in the Kansas Army National Guard.

 

In 1968 he was united in marriage to Linda Eisenhart in Pittsburg, Kansas.  Of that union a son, Christopher was born.  The couple later divorced. 

 

Jess worked at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons, Kansas, Santa Fe Railroad and for American Insulated Wire.  He retired in 2015.  He was a lifelong member of Holy Name Catholic Church. 

 

Surviving to honor his memory are his son, Christopher Miranda, grandson, Diego Miranda, Kansas, siblings, Mary (Gary) VanderLinden of Coffeyville, Kansas, Frances Perez of Portland, Oregon, Anthony Miranda of LaPine, Oregon, Rita (Bob) Garber of Haltom City, Texas, Patricia Riley of Emporia Kansas, and numerous nieces and nephews including Sue Relph, Andy Hobbs, Debra Hobbs and Gena Schockey all of Coffeyville.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers-in-law, Ted Perez and Rod Riley. 

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022, at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. 

 

Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Holy Name Catholic Church followed by Mass of Christian Burial with Father James Schibi officiating.  Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Coffeyville. 

 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to Holy Name Catholic School; 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. 

 

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

 

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