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Obituaries Archives for 2022-06

Glenn Lee Flanders

Glenn Lee Flanders (Flapp), age 68, of Dearing, Kansas passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center in Coffeyville, Kansas. 

Glenn was born on June 2, 1954, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Marvin and Myrtle (Miesner) Flanders.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended Edgewood Elementary school and graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School. 

On June 21, 1974, he was united in marriage to his loving wife, Diana Chance in Coffeyville.  The couple made their home in rural Coffeyville, moving to Dearing, Kansas in 1977. They were members of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Coffeyville. 

Glenn was a hard worker; he drove a milk truck hauling milk from farms in Missouri and Arkansas to Page Milk Company in Coffeyville. He drove a concrete truck for the old Coffeyville Ready Mix plant, then drove a dump truck for Muller Construction for many years until he retired in January of 2021.  He collected Budweiser memorabilia, enjoyed the outdoors and most of all loved the time he spent with his family. 

Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife, Diana Flanders of the home, son, Bradley Flanders and wife, Julissa of Kansas City, Kansas, daughter, Kimberly Cardwell and husband, Joshua of Dearing, Kansas, grandchildren, Noah and Nathaniel Flanders, Emily and Katlynn Cardwell, his mother, Myrtle Flanders of Coffeyville, Kansas, a brother, David Flanders and wife, Becky of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, along with many extended relatives and close friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Flanders and in 1977 a stillborn son, Jeromy Lee Flanders. 

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Coffeyville.  Pastor John Franson will officiate.  Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at David W. Barnes Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  The family will greet friends on Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to David W. Barnes Funeral Home to help defray the cost of funeral expenses; these can be left with the funeral home or mailed to David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337 or payment can be made by phone. 

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Robert H. Miner

Robert H. Miner age, 84 of Independence, Kansas passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Labette Medical Center in Independence.


Robert was born on April 29, 1938, to Alonzo Miner and Florence Grant in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  Robert was one of four children.  He grew up in the Dearing area attending Dearing grade school and coming into Coffeyville for his high school education, graduating from Field Kindley Memorial High School.  As an adult Robert continued his education by taking college classes.


Robert worked at Bartlett Flour Mill in his younger working days and then at Pallet Company where he retired from.


November 5, 1995, Robert married the love of his life, Phyllis Owens in Miami, Oklahoma.  Together they made their home in Independence, Kansas.  Robert loved his wife, as Christ loved the church, he would always encourage her and praised her, he treasured her more than rubies. Together they had a blended family five.


Robert was a giving man, he was quiet, meek, he never knew a stranger and so attentive to his family and friends.  He was such an encourager to all that he knew.  Robert loved sharing the Gospel and teaching others about the word of God. He not only read the Bible he lived the teachings.  He followed the words of Jesus and did just as he instructed in Matthew 4:19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.  God gave Robert the gift of working with wood always making something, he truly was a jack of all trades and a master of none with amazing engineering skills.


Robert loved his wife, his children and oh the grandchildren, they were such a blessing to him. You would find him at the grandkids sporting events cheering them on even if he wasn’t familiar with all rules.


Robert grew up in a time that was hard, and life wasn’t always easy, and circumstances were not always favorable but his love for Jesus never wavered.  Making sure his family knew Jesus and the mansions He is preparing in Heaven was his most important priority. He leaves behind his wife, Phyllis of the home, sons, Johnnie Scott and his wife Diana, Robby Scott and his wife Jessica, daughter Cheryl Luna, grandchildren, Jonathan Powers and his wife Calla, Jake Power, Rebeccah Galindo, Sarah Luna-Moya, Jesus Luna-Moya, Justin and William Scott and two great grandchildren, son-in law, Ray Power.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his children, Belinda Power and son Terry Miner, his siblings, Gloria Nordeen McDaniel, Precilla Louise Betley and Milton Miner.


Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 24, 202 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas at 2pm with Pastor Eldon Myers officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 6 to 8 pm at the chapel.  The family request Memorial contributions to be made payable to God's Family Chapel, 315 W. Sycamore St., Independence, KS and may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave the family a message of condolence, share a memory and for a live stream of the funeral service, please visit


LaWanda M. Caldwell

LaWanda was strong, independent, and tireless, always trying to instill those traits in her children and grandchildren. She lived her life to the fullest making so many friends along the way. You were blessed to have her in your life, and you had a friend forever. She took the time to listen and learn, eager to gain knowledge. LaWanda was a social butterfly and could hold her own to the end of any conversation no matter the topic. She knew a little bit about everything, from football to current event, this is probably why LaWanda was amazing at crossword puzzles. Bingo was her game, and she loved the time she had with family and friends playing it.

In 1949 LaWanda met the love of her life and her forever dance partner, Edward Lee Caldwell (Bud), they soon married and started a family. While living in Dallas they welcomed their son Buddy Lee. After moving to Coffeyville, Kansas they welcomed two daughters, Gail and Diane.

LaWanda was a classy woman, always dressed to the nines with a new pair of shoes (and of course a purse to match) but never did you let her looks fool you, she was witty and extremely sharp. Diligently behind the scenes calling in the “big guns”.

She was private about her faith yet whole heartedly dedicated to her Lord. On Tuesday, May 31st 2022 at 10:42pm she  asked her Lord to take her hand and lead her home.

Left to celebrate her memory are her children, Buddy Lee (Linda), Gail (Mike), Diane (Larry).  Her grandchildren Alesia, Kerrie, Heather, Chris, her great grandchildren, KayDee, Emily, Riley, Sophia, Taylor, AJ, Liam, and Sky Lee. LaWanda was blessed to be a great great grandmother to Meelah , Given, Jude, and Charli Rose. Her siblings, Sister Gerlene, and brother Jimmy Ted. Also, her little Dorthey dog, and the many other who knew and loved her.

She is proceeded in death by her husband, Buddy, grandson Larry Joe, parents Vernia Mae and Auther, brother Auther Dee and sister Dorthey.

To know LaWanda M. Caldwell was to love her, and she will be greatly missed by all.

Service information to follow.

Edward E. Eveleigh

Edward E. Eveleigh age 71 of Coffeyville, passed away the morning of June 16, 2022 at St. Johns in Tulsa, OK with his loving wife by his side.


Ed was born on June 17, 1950 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center to Harold Albert and Norma Jean (Westervelt) Eveleigh. He attended local grammar schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1969. On July 2, 1971 he married the love of his life, Catherine Marie Witwer, they made their home in the Coffeyville / South Coffeyville area where they raised their two children, celebrating 50 years of marriage.  Ed worked 35 years at Jencast in South Coffeyville where he was a fabrication welder and maintenance scheduler until he retired in 2009.  Ed enjoyed wood and metal working, engineering and drafting, as well as working on their family farm.  He had a passion for rebuilding things, spending time with family, and his grandkids were the joy of his life.


Ed's memories will live on with his wife, Catherine of the home, son Ed Eveleigh Jr. and wife Mandy, daughter April Riley and husband Eric of South Coffeyville, OK, and his spoiled grandbabies: Kate Renea Eveleigh, John Al Eveleigh, Reegan Marie Riley, Sara Jo Eveleigh, Abigail Jane Riley, Lily Sue Eveleigh, and Jake Robert Eveleigh.  He is also survived by brothers and sisters: Elaine Witwer, Fred Witwer (Jeanette), Marvin Witwer (Glenna), Larry Witwer (Chrystal), Nancy Cordoba (Edi), Herman Witwer (Sandy), and Dorothy Perkins (Bob), and numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Norma (Westervelt) Eveleigh, his brothers Harold David Eveleigh and Fred D. Wright, as well as his father and mother-in-law John and Fern (Davis) Witwer.


Services will be Wednesday, June 22nd at 11:00am at the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel in Coffeyville, KS with Pastor Dick Smith officiating services.  Burial will follow in the Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville, KS.  Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family during visitation on Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Ed Eveleigh Living Legacy Fund care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave Coffeyville, KS 67337.  To leave the family a message of condolence, and for a live stream of the funeral service, please visit

Ina Mae Carney

Ina Mae Carney, 86, of Coffeyville, Kansas, went to be with her Lord June 14, 2022, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.




The youngest daughter of 8 children, she was born December 25, 1935, in rural Chetopa to William Cleve and Mary Jewell (Holden) Williams. She graduated from Cherokee County Community High School in Columbus in 1953.




Two days after high school graduation, she married Eldon Carney of Edna, Kansas. They lived in Wichita for a few years but eventually settled in rural Edna, where they raised their three children, Karla, Karen, and Stephen.  After the couple divorced in 1983, Ina eventually relocated to Joplin, Missouri, where she resided for many years and worked as a cook and home health-care worker. She was an active member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church of Joplin. In recent years, she moved to Chetopa, then Coffeyville to be closer to family.




Ina loved the Lord, and He blessed her with many gifts and talents. In her young adult years, she was known as a fabulous cook and baker whose potato rolls were a favorite at every family dinner. She started cake decorating with elaborate Barbie doll/hoop skirt birthday cakes for her daughters and their cousins, then branched out to anniversary and wedding cakes as her skills grew. In Joplin, her green thumb was evident. She transformed her little yard to a showplace with many roses and other flowers, as well as a thriving vegetable garden.




Her first love was for the Lord, second for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  She also enjoyed animals, both her grand-“fur-babies” and her 18-year companion Snow, a fluffy pure white cat.




Ina leaves behind her children, Karla and husband Steve Menaugh, Karen and husband Jim Dufoe, Stephen and partner Mark Newbold; grandchildren, Michelle and husband Jason Houge, Ashley and husband Carl Bentley, Jennifer and husband Ryan Bernd, and Kyle Menaugh; and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Paul, Bob, Loren, and Harold “Bus” Williams; three sisters, Lavon Baird, Peggy Thomas, and Lorene Burrows; and one great granddaughter, Addalyn Bentley.




Ina’s family will hold a private family service Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at the Community Bible Church in Chetopa, with Pastor Randy Frazier officiating. Ina will be laid to rest next to her parents in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Chetopa, Kansas.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P O Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave a message of condolence or to share a memory with her family, visit

Connie Sue Lay

June 12, 2022, Connie Sue Lay of Coffeyville, Kansas entered Heaven’s gates at the earthly age of 83.




Connie was born on May 14, 1939, to Robert Russell and Leta Lucille (Busey) Smith in Coffeyville.  Connie grew up in Coffeyville attending grade school and completed her high school education as Golden Tornado. Then on to OSU where Connie obtained her master's degree in accounting of which she was very proud of.




On May 28, 1962, Connie married Kenny Lay and the couple later divorced in 1982. Connie started her working career at Winston Insurance and while working there in September of 1963 Kevin Lee was born and just two years later Kristi Lynn was born in May 1965.  Continuing to advance in her career she began working at Jensen International; as well as being a full time Momma that was very active with Kevin and Kristi in 4H.  Connie was always very helpful and willing to serve anywhere she could, in fact she still carried a tape measurer in her purse, always ready to help.  Her next career move was to Funk Manufacturing now known as John Deere, dedicating 21 years in the accounting department when she decided to retire.   Retirement for Connie meant helping her son, Kevin start own his auction business in 1982, where she cashiered for many years and in that era, she began working at American Red Cross for 10 years.




Connie loved sports; she would cheer for OSU first then KSU second. She had the sports schedule memorized she would always know when K State played football, the channel it was broadcasting on and what time kick off was.  She would send text messages keeping Kevin up to date on the score while he was at auctions.   Professional football and golf where also on her preferred sports list too. Connie also had a fondness for George Straight, he was her “man” too!!




Connie always had the ironing board out keeping a nice sharp crease on her pant legs and even on her T-Shirt sleeves.   She enjoyed crocheting, it was more than just a pastime she enjoyed making hot pads in your favorite color and gifting to her family and friends. Her family enjoyed another hidden talent of baking, she made delicious brownies, cookies, and cakes that she often shared with them or other special people.   Connie also enjoyed tending to her flowers and feeding the birds, deer and turkey that roamed at her place.




Connie had the third child over the years, Striker.  Striker is an 89-pound boxer that was always by her side.  She loved her Boxers and they loved her.




Connie leaves behind by her son Kevin and his wife, Lois Lay; daughter, Kristi Lay and Mitch; her eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren and one on the way.  She was preceded by her parents.


Thursday, June 16 at 10 am the family will celebrate the life of a woman they have loved for their lifetime at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating.  Connie will be laid to rest next to her parents in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery following the service.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, from 6 to 8pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  At the request of the family Memorial Contributions may be made payable to Shriners Children’s Hospital and may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave an online message of condolence or share a memory visit


Nathaniel Edward Colbert II

Nathaniel Edward Colbert II, more commonly known as 'Man-Man' or 'Lil Nate' by those that knew him, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2022.  He was 32 years old.  His premature passing has been a very difficult and terribly sad loss for his family. 

Nate was born on March 1, 1990 in Topeka, Kansas to Marcia Lynn (Colbert) Adair.  He was later adopted by his grandparents, Nathaniel Edward Colbert and Carrie (Harris) Colbert who raised him.  Nate grew up in Coffeyville where he attended local schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School.  He went on to take some college classes at Coffeyville Community College also. 

Nate worked for several years as a manager for a little mom and pop grocery store.  More recently he was working as a caregiver and home healthcare provider.  He was very loving, caring and compassionate to people of all ages and walks of life. 

His hobbies included gardening, drawing, painting, and sewing.  He loved animals and for a time was attending college to become a veterinarian.  Nate loved his family and enjoyed the time he spent with his siblings, nieces and nephews. 

Surviving to cherish his memory are his siblings, Carrisa (Devonte) Castorena and her children, Carrie, Haylie and Serenidee Kendall, Ashley (Anthony) Colbert and her children, Nautica and Neaubri Colbert and Mackenzie Kendall all of Coffeyville, Kansas, Alivia Hayes-Alston and her children, Markael Hayes, Harmoni and Terrayah Alston all off Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Marcus Downing of Pittsburg, Kansas; a special aunt, Demetra Hayes of Coffeyville, Kansas along with a host of cousins, great nephews, extended relatives and close friends.  Nate was preceded in death by his parents, Nathaniel and Carrie Colbert, his mother, Marcia Adair, his brother, Tommy Downing, and an infant brother, Nathaniel Lamar Colbert. 

Cremation is to take place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 

A Private Graveside Memorial Service for the family will be held at a later date. 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or to the American Cancer Society; 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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Mary Ann Thomas

Mary Ann Thomas, 77, of Coffeyville passed away Monday, June 6, 2022, at Medicalodge in Coffeyville.

She was born on October 1, 1944, Atchison, Kansas to Elmer and Mabel (Weatherford) Olberding.  Mary Ann grew up and attended school in Baileyville, Kansas.  After graduating from high school, she attended and completed Beauty College.

Over the years Mary Ann worked as a Beautician, a driver providing railroad crew transportation, a security guard, and certified nurse’s aide.

She married Joe Cheray they had four children together, he preceded her in death. She later married Steve Cupp and they were divorced. She then married Danny Thrower and he preceded her in death.

On July 7, 2019, she married Paul Thomas at Coffeyville. Following their marriage, they made their home in Coffeyville. Paul and Mary Ann were very active at their church the Coffeyville First Assembly of God.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Coffeyville, and was a member of the Topeka Train Club, she enjoyed painting and was a prayer warrior.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Thomas of the home; her children, Jerry Whitlock, Joe Cheray, Christy Cheray, Tony Cheray and John Cheray; stepdaughter, Kira Lillie; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husbands, Joe Cheray, and Danny Thrower    .

A Memorial Service celebrating Mary Ann’s life will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the First Assembly of God in Coffeyville with Pastor Randy DePriest and Wanda Shafer officiating.  Following Mary Ann’s wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may sign the register book on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

The family suggests memorials to the First Assembly of God Benevolence Fund; contributions may be left with or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

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


Kaelyn Marie Kendrick

Kaelyn Marie Kendrick, age 20, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Hwy 169 in Nowata County, Oklahoma.  Her family is in shock and deeply saddened to have lost someone so precious to them as Kaelyn. 


On February 8, 2002, a beautiful baby girl was born into the loving arms of her parents, Michael and Tiffani (Eden) Kendrick.  Also, eager to meet Kaelyn was her big brother, Brady.  She was adorable, precious, and instantly loved by all their family and friends. 


Kaelyn grew up in Coffeyville where she attended Community Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School and Field Kindley High School.  She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Coffeyville.  She loved the Lord and loved her church family.  Not only did she attend church services, but Kaelyn also worked at the church and helped whenever she was needed there.


Her talents had no boundaries.  She was incredibly in tune with animals, especially cats.  Her family would refer to her as “the cat whisperer” because every cat she came across seemed to instantly trust and cling to Kaelyn.  She loved nature and being outdoors.  She enjoyed collecting rocks and fossils, she loved butterflies, blue jays and fishing.  It brought her a sense of peace and serenity to be a part of nature and God’s creations.  Kaelyn was a great cook; they could always find her in the kitchen cooking up something good for them to eat.  Kaelyn enjoyed music and especially loved supporting and listening to her brother, Brady’s band, Ghost in the Atlantic. 


Kaelyn will be remembered as a caring and compassionate young woman who loved people and animals.  She always put others before herself.  Kaelyn’s memory will remain precious and special to her family and friends that will miss her deeply. 


Surviving to cherish her memory are her parents, Mike and Tiffani Kendrick, brother, Brady Kendrick, paternal grandparents, Steve and Sheryl Kendrick, maternal grandfather, Jerry Eden all of Coffeyville, Kansas.  She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and many friends.  Kaelyn was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Paula Eden. 


Friends and family can sign the guest register on Thursday, June 16, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at David W Barnes Funeral Home.  


A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Coffeyville.  Pastor Randy DePriest will officiate.  Private Inurnment will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville at a later date. 


The family suggests contributions can be made to David W Barnes Funeral Home to help defray the cost of funeral expense; these can be left with the funeral home, mailed to David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337, or by phone. 


Arrangements are under the direction of David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 


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Bruce Wayne Palmer

Bruce Wayne Palmer 59 of Tyro, KS. Passed away Saturday May 29, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO. No services are plan at this time, Cremation has taken place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel of Coffeyville, Kansas.


Bruce Wayne Palmer was born June 19, 1962, in Phoenix, AZ. The son of Melvin and Barbara (Gunter) Palmer, on November 2, 1991, Bruce was united in marriage to Tanya Tippen in Coffeyville, Kansas, Bruce and Tanya moved to Tyro 10 years ago where they made their home at the time of his passing.


Bruce loved to work on cars and take walk, he loved to watch old movies and loved spending time with his loving family, Bruce work for Amazon in Coffeyville until his failing health.


Bruce is survived by his wife Tanya Palmer of the home and 3 daughters Barbara Palmer of Coffeyville, KS; Gina Palmer and Kimberly Palmer of the home in Tyro, KS. And 1 son Hercules Palmer. Bruce is preceded in death by his parents and siblings. To share a memory or leave an online condolence for the family visit

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