Obituaries Archives for 2022-08

Howard Lloyd Wright

Howard Lloyd Wright, 80, of Coffeyville, Kansas, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO. Howard was born February 6, 1942 in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma to Allen Ephraim Howard Wright "Pop" and Norma Ellen (Smith) Wright.  He graduated from Lenapah High School in 1960.  On October 8, 1961, he married Songia Sue Shirley in Coffeyville, Kansas. For many years he was a mechanic and took over his dad's mechanic shop known as Wright's Auto Repair.  Howard then worked at John Deere where he retired in 2004, however he continued working part time for his sister at Alderman Acres. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, camper, and loved anything outdoors. Often you would find him outside working on projects with a cup of black coffee no matter the outside temperature.  One of his favorite places to vacation since he was a little boy was Colorado. He is survived by his wife, Songia of the home, one daughter Trudy Sjolander and husband Robert of Waterloo, IA, one son Michael Wright and wife Ginger of Coffeyville, KS, six grandchildren, Kurt Sjolander (Kristin) of Cedar Falls, IA,  Krystal Stuart (Derrick) of Mesquite, TX,  Randi Akins (Galen) of Liberty, KS, Kristina Wilhelms of Childers, OK,  Katie Northup (David) of Lawrence, KS, Emily Wright of Kansas City, MO, and 11 great grandchildren; sister, Carmen Jo Alderman, Coffeyville, KS, two brothers, Jimmie Wright (Janet), Neosho, MO, Steven Ray Wright, Sun City, AZ, and sister-in-law JoAnne Wright, Yates Center, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard "Pop" and Norma, one son Randy Lee Wright, one sister Ruby Vaughn, two brothers Roger Wright and Daniel Wright, two brother-in-laws Lester Vaughn and Don Alderman, and one sister-in-law Florence Wright.

 

 A memorial service will be held Friday, September 2, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lewark Church of God in Coffeyville, KS with Pastor Keith Dodd officiating.

Phillip Gene Hooper

Phillip Gene Hooper, 62, of Coffeyville passed away Friday, August 19, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family.

 

He was born on June 4, 1960, at Independence, Kansas to Alan and Loneta “Lonnie” (Spillman) Hooper. Phillip grew up and attended school in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley Memorial High School and attended Coffeyville Community College.

 

On August 3, 1991, Phillip was united in marriage to Darcey Ross at the First Southern Baptist Church in Coffeyville.  Following their marriage, they made their home in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma until moving to Coffeyville where they raised their children, Benjamin, Mark, and Kelli.

 

Phillip was a salesman for Pitney Bowes.

 

He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Coffeyville.  He also was a member of NRA and the Coffeyville Shooting Club, he enjoyed target shooting, and flying radio-controlled airplanes, but his greatest joy was the time spent with his wife and children.

 

Phillip’s memory will live on with his wife, Darcey of the home; his children, Benjamin Hooper and wife, Jeanie of Topeka, Kansas, Mark Hooper, and Kelli Hooper both of the home; and his mother, Lonnie Hooper of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Alan Hooper and his brother, Mike Hooper.

 

A Memorial Service celebrating Phillip’s life will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 27, 2022, at the First Southern Baptist Church, 2701 West 8th St. in Coffeyville, with Pastor Luke Oldweiler officiating. 

 

Private family inurnment will take place at a later date in the North Edna Cemetery at Edna, Kansas.

 

The family will greet friends on Friday, August 26th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorials in Phillip’s memory to Angel Flight; 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.

 

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

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

Karen Jane Wells

On the morning of August 18, 2022, Karen Jane Wells of Coffeyville, Kansas passed in her home with family present at the age of 81. 

 

Chester and Dorothy Mills welcomed Karen into this world on December 4, 1940 in Winfield, Kansas.

 

While attending Sedan High School, Karen met the love of her life, Richard Wells. Following high school graduation in 1958, Karen attended secretarial school in Bartlesville, OK. When Richard suggested they elope, they tied the knot May 1, 1959, in Miami, OK. 

 

Karen held several occupations while married to a teacher and coach. She served as a cook at Satanta High School; a meter reader in Olsburg, KS and worked in the Toddler Room at Little People’s Learning Center in Garnett, KS. The family joked that mom probably potty-trained half of Garnett while working at the Learning Center. 

 

Karen’s true passion was animals. She retired from Mages Vet Clinic in Ottawa, KS. From fish, dogs, cats to guinea pigs, she dearly loved them all, even the bull that caused her first shoulder injury, and she was the only help who knew how to drive a stick shift. 

 

Karen was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard Lee; parents, Chester and Dorothy Mills; sisters, Phyllis Alexander and Mary Ann Coe. 

 

Karen is survived by son, Richard Wells and wife Sonja of Coffeyville, KS; and three children Jessica, Nathan, and Brenden Wells; daughter, Susan (Wells) Wildeman, partner Leon, of Williamsburg, KS, and two children Kelvin Wildeman and wife Chelsea, with two children (Karen’s great-grandchildren) Elizabeth and Rebecca Wildeman of Topeka, KS; and Kate Wildeman of Mendocino, CA; and daughter Julia Wells of Houston, TX; along with many nieces and nephews. Karen also leaves behind her furry best friend, Scotch.

 

Memorial Services will be held on Friday, August 26, 2022, at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas 67337 with Pastor Jaime Regis of Dearing Christian Church officiating.  Private Inurnment will take place at Fredonia Cemetery in Fredonia, Kansas.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 25, 2022, from 6-8pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.   Karen's family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to either Coffeyville Friends of Animals Shelter PO Box 1654, Coffeyville KS 67337 or Prairie Paws Animal Shelter, 3173 K-68 Highway, Ottawa KS 66067. Contributions may be left in care of the chapel. To view the live streaming of the service or to leave an online condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Mildred "Millie" Marie Pursley

Mildred “Millie” Marie Pursley passed from this life on August 17, 2022, at her home in Coffeyville, Kansas.

Millie was born on March 28, 1926, in Liberty, Kansas to Raymond and Myrtle (McKellips) Trimble. Mille was the last surviving child of twelve children.  She grew up in the Liberty, and Coffeyville area.

On January 28, 1968, she married Charles “Chuck” Edward Pursley in Miami, Oklahoma.  Chuck preceded her in on August 17, 1975.  Mille continued to reside in Coffeyville after Chuck’s death.

Mille worked several jobs over the years but being a homemaker was most important to her.

Millie is survived by her nieces, Evelyn Russell, Katherine Eytcheson, Dorothy Johnston, Sissy Soderboom, Patti Lewis and nephews, Bill Ernest, Johnny Tremble, Leroy Trimble, and Duke Trimble, numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews and friends.  In addition to her parents, and husband she was preceded in death by her siblings, Jim, Bob, Russell, and Merl Trimble, Ethyl May Longgrear, Mary Sack, Peggy King, Bonnie Richardson, Goldie, Ada, and Fay Austin.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Liberty Cemetery in Liberty, Kansas.  The family will receive friends at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville from 6 to 8pm on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.  To view live streaming of the services, to leave an online condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Hazel Lucile (Brashear) Laurie

Hazel Lucile (Brashear) Laurie, 101, gained her wings on August 18, 2022, at Medicalodge on Midland, Coffeyville, Kansas.  Hazel was born on October 11, 1920, at Cedar Vale, Kansas, to Earl W. Brashear and Addie M. (Bell) Brashear.  She was the oldest child with three siblings, William E. Brashear, Edla Maxine Dale, and Marjorie N. Neer.

 

 

 

She attended schools in the Cedar Vale area and graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1938.  Upon graduation, she spent time with an aunt and uncle in Billings, Montana, worked in Arkansas City, Kansas, was employed at Beechcraft, Wichita, Kansas, and helped her parents at the Cloverdale Store in Cloverdale, Kansas.  It was there that she met a young man from Norwich, Kansas, who was visiting his parents at Grenola, Kansas.  They continued to correspond, and he enlisted in the U.S. Army.  Prior to his discharge, she went to Elgin, Texas, where they were married on October 10, 1943.  After his discharge they returned to Wichita, Kansas, and worked for Boeing Aircraft, which was manufacturing the B-29.  At the end of WWII, they moved to Cedar Vale, Kansas.  On September 26, 1953, Hazel and Loran moved to Derby, Kansas, where they made their home for 52 years.  When Loran became ill in 2005, they moved to Cherryvale, Kansas.  In 2011, Hazel moved to Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

 

 

Hazel was baptized as a young girl in the Caney River near Hewins, Kansas, and thereafter became a member of the First Baptist Church, Cedar Vale, Kansas.  She subsequently transferred her membership to the First Baptist Church in Derby, Kansas.  She was a gracious hostess to many friends and enjoyed cooking home-cooked meals for servicemen at McConnell AFB.  She also enjoyed working in the church, sewing, playing cards, fishing, hunting and traveling.  She had visited 46 states of the United States.  She had been a snowbird for 29 years, traveling to Arizona and Texas.

 

 

 

Hazel was survived by her sister, Marjorie N. Neer, Coffeyville, Kansas; daughter, Lorene Richardson (Cohen) Coffeyville, Kansas; Daughter-in-law, Judy Laurie, Russell, Kansas; Granddaughter, Angela Wyan (Don) of Salina, Kansas; Grandsons, Peter Laurie (Stacy), of Russell, Kansas; and Doug Montalvo (Penny), Troy, Texas.;  Granddaughters-in-law, Amy M. Richardson, Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Erin Laurie, Ottawa, Kansas;  12 great grandchildren; 2 great-great granddaughters; and numerous nephews and nieces.  She appreciated the love and kindness of her extended family, Neil and Kay Frihart and their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

 

 

 

Hazel was predeceased by her parents, husband, Loran C. Laurie infant son, George Earl Laurie son, Ramon Lee Laurie; grandsons, Allen Cohen Richardson and Reece Allen Laurie; a great-great grandson, Miles Allen Laurie; brother, William E. Brashear, and sister, Edla Maxine Dale.

 

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 1:00 pm at Cedar Vale Cemetery in Cedar Vale, Kansas.  The family will receive friends on Friday, August 26, 2022, from 6 to 8pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. Memorials may be made payable to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Oklahoma in memory of Allen Cohen Richardson; or LOH Fire Department, Ottawa, Kansas, in memory of Reece Allen Laurie.  Memorials may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Funeral Home, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. To leave an online condolence or to share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

 

Mary Emma Wilson

Mary Emma Wilson, 91, of Coffeyville passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at her home.

She was born February 12, 1931 on a farm outside Stillwater, Oklahoma to Loretta and Elmer Duck.  She remembered as a child the dust storms during the Dust Bowl.  Her mom would hang wet sheets in the windows to catch the dust and keep the house cooler.  She attended school in Stillwater and graduated from Stillwater High School.

She married James W. Wilson on April 29, 1949 in Chandler, Oklahoma.  Their first son, Robert, was born within the first year.  Living in Stillwater and taking classes at Oklahoma A & M, their lives were soon set on a new course.  In September 1950, Oklahoma’s 45th Thunderbird division of the National Guard was called to active duty to support the Korean war.    While Jim was overseas, Mary was left in Oklahoma to care for her young son, supported by the pay of a 2nd lieutenant. 

After the war, Jim and Mary resumed their lives together.  Jim attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma from 1954 to 1958.  Like many post-war couples they contributed to the baby boom with David, Charles, William, and George.  Mary ran a daycare out of the house to support their meager income.  The two-bedroom shotgun style house had an upright piano.  Mary would play and sing songs to the kids in the evening.

Mary became proficient at packing as the family lived in Atoka (1960-61), Oklahoma City (1961-68), Kansas City (1968-71), and Coffeyville in 1971.  While in Oklahoma City, Mary finished a degree in accounting at the University of Oklahoma and worked a couple of years at Kerr-McGee company.  After six years in Coffeyville, their travels began again when Jim became Kansas Secretary of Health in 1977 in Topeka, Kansas.  Mary entered a nursing program at Washburn University and received her nursing degree in 1981 at the age of fifty.  Jim entered full time active duty in the army in 1979 and eventually worked at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.  Mary worked as a nurse at Walter Reed hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.  The couple returned to Coffeyville in 1986 and ran a medical practice until Jim retired.

Mary enjoyed life in Coffeyville.  She was an active member of the First Christian Church, where she sang in the choir and played the organ on Sunday mornings.  The farm west of town was her quiet haven.  Raising a garden, some cattle, a hay crop, or miniature horses connected her to the earth and the roots of her childhood.  She taught the three sons still living at home how to use a tractor, build fence, work cattle, and other farming activities.

She was preceded in her death by her husband in 2006.  She is survived by her sister Jane Caswell, a brother Frank Adams, her five sons:  Robert, David, Charles, William, George; twelve grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

Following Mary’s wishes cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. A Memorial Service celebrating Mary’s life will be announced at a later date.

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

 

Shatia Lanette Shaw "Tia"

Shatia Lanette Shaw “Tia” age 45 of Lawton, Oklahoma gained her wings on August 11, 2022, at home in Lawton.

 

 

 

Tia was born on December 15, 1976, to Michael Martin and Pamela Kendrex in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Tia enjoyed life, before her health failed, she enjoyed working as an Assistant GM at the Hilton Garden inn and later a Specialist with the Red Cross.  She cherished spending time with her family, friends, and her grandchildren.  One of her favorite pastimes was listening to music and watching her children dance.  She was an amazing mother and had a special relationship with all four of her children.  Later in life she enjoyed travel vacations with her husband of 23 years, Harvey Shaw.

 

 

 

Those she spent a lifetime loving will miss her most and will continue to cherish those days are her husband Harvey Shaw of Lawton, Oklahoma; her children, Xavier Thames of Memphis, Tennessee, Myykhail Shaw and Terrell Shaw of Lawton, Oklahoma, and Ariyanna Shaw of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Two grandchildren, Tate Shaw and Sa’Riyah Shaw; two brothers, DeAntwoni Kendrex and Michael Thames of Independence Kansas; two sisters, Ellissia Clark and her husband Larry Clark of Independence, Kansas, Charell Strickland of Little Rock, Arkansas; and a host of aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

 

 

 

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at 1:30pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  Tia will be laid to rest near her family at Fairview Cemetery, Coffeyville Kansas.  To view live streaming of the service or to leave an online message of condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Wilma Jean (Maxson) Paul

Wilma Jean (Maxson) Paul, age 89 passed away peacefully with her children by her side on August 11, 2022, at her home in McKinney, Texas.  She was born July 8, 1933, in Coffeyville, KS to Willard Andrew and Lola Mae (Shufelt) Maxson. 

 

 

 

Jean grew up in rural Edna, KS and attended Leib school for elementary and then graduated from Edna High School in 1950.  She continued to Labette Community College for 1 year before moving back to her parent’s farm.   While in college Jean worked as a bank teller in the Community Bank in Parsons, KS

 

 

 

Jean met the love of her life Joesph Lee “JL” Paul and they were married on March 29, 1953.  They were blessed with 3 children.  Jean and JL raised their family in Edna, KS where she was the secretary for Edna Elementary School.  Jean and JL celebrated 68 years of marriage.   Throughout their marriage they were involved in many activities.  They lived on a small acreage and had livestock (sheep, cattle, horses, pigs and chickens) and raised a very large garden each year. They would share their produce with the community of Edna.    They were active leaders in 4-H, Saddle Club, Methodist Church and Masonic Hall/Eastern Star.  In 1997 she retired from USD 506.   Jean and JL spent the next two decades traveling throughout the states and around the world.   Some places they visited were Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland, China and many other countries.   They loved to take cruises and belonged to a couple of different travel clubs.   They cruised to Alaska, the Caribbean, and through the Panama Canal three times.  Jean enjoyed meeting new people and was a friend to everyone.  She loved seeing all of the sights but always looked forward to returning home.

 

 

 

Family was important to Jean.  She spent much of her free time traveling to Edmond, OK and Plano, TX to spend time with her children and grandchildren.   She loved going to her grandchildren’s activities and tried to attend as many as possible.

 

 

 

Jean was preceded in death by her parents (Willard and Lola Maxson), husband (Joseph Lee “JL” Paul), an infant son (Gregory Alan Paul) and brother (Leon Maxson).

 

Jean was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many.  She will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.

 

 

 

Jean is survived by her sister: Carole (Maxson) Brown and her husband Charles, Grove, OK; her children: a son Doug Paul and his wife Leslie, Afton, OK; and daughter Alesia (Paul) Malone and her husband Barry, Plano, TX.   Grandchildren:  Brooke (Paul) Stephens and her husband Zach, Owasso, OK; Ashley (Malone) Seiffert and her husband Joe, Ankeny, IA; Kyle Malone, Plano, TX; Alexa Paul, Edmond, OK, and Garrett Malone, Plano, TX.   She has 3 great grandchildren:   Harper Stephens, Graham Seiffert and Olivia Stephens.

 

Visitation is on Sunday, August 21, 3pm-5pm at Edna Methodist Church, Edna, KS

 

 

 

Services are on Monday, August 22, 1:00 pm at Edna Methodist Church, Edna, KS under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel and burial at North Edna Cemetery immediately following the service. Services will be available for viewing in addition the ability to leave an online message of condolence or to share a memory by visiting www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

 

The family requests in lieu of flower a memorial be given in her name, payable to the Edna Methodist Church or Edna Elementary and may be left in care of the chapel.

 

 

Walter Carl Booth

Walter Carl Booth, 84, of rural Coffeyville passed away peacefully at his home July 24, 2022, with his wife Jan by his side.  Walt was born January 4, 1938, in Ashland, KS to Noble C. and Ruth (Rainey) Booth.  The family lived in Ashland for a time and then moved to Caney, KS.  Walt attended Caney schools, graduating from Caney Valley High School in 1956. 

 

 

 

During his life, Walt never shied away from hard work.  He worked in farming and ranching, drove trucks for Coca-Cola bottling, helped his brother-in-law Gene Cranor at auctions, worked at Olin-Dixon, Pressure Cast, Prestige Cabinets, Cessna, Tindle Construction, and Thayer Cabinets until he finally retired when he was 76.  He played hard too, going on the Pawhuska Cavalcade for several years and trying his hand at bull riding.  One year at the Coffeyville Rodeo, Walt & his brother-in-law George Cowan even gave wild cow milking a shot!

 

 

 

Walt married Deanna Allison in Caney, KS on April 18, 1958.  They had two children Brent and Janet.  Walt and Deanna divorced.  In 1981, Walt married Becky Presley in Bay Minette, AL.  They later divorced.  In 2008, Walt married Jan Butler.  She survives at the home they made together on their ranch outside of Coffeyville.

 

 

 

Walt served in the Army National Guard unit out of Coffeyville from 1955 until his discharge in 1963.  He belonged to the Masonic Lodge #102 in Coffeyville serving in many offices including Master.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cherryvale and had been a deacon and Sunday School teacher.

 

 

 

Walt is survived by his wife Jan of the ranch, his son Brent (Dawn) Booth and daughter Janet (Larry) Bernd, who reside on the original family farm near Liberty, step-sons Nick (Tori) Butler of Tonganoxie, KS, Mike (Katie) Butler of Pittsburg, KS, & Adam (Jessica) Butler of Big Sandy, MT, 17 grandchildren:  Kayla (Tom) Angleton, Ryan (Jenn) Bernd, Colt (Kylie) Booth, Dakota (Emily) Booth, Chaneya (Tyler) Julich, Brittany (Kyle) Forkner, Caitlyn Bernd, Ethan, Olivia, Graham, Cassia, Sienna, Lila, Amara, Ava, Kase, & Jett Butler, 15 great-grandchildren and nephew Arthur Allen (Connie) Anderson of Edgerton, KS.  He also leaves behind many extended family members and dear friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Vera Anderson, Verna Cranor, and Verda (Jeannie) Holland & best friend Sam Collins.

 

 

 

Walt was happiest when he was riding a horse checking on the cows in the pasture.  You never had to wonder what Walt was thinking because he was as plain spoken as any person you would ever meet.  He loved God, this country, and his family and friends fiercely.

 

 

 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, August 20, 2022, at the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS at 10:00 a.m., Chaplain Keith Springer of Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice will be officiating.   Friends and family are invited to the chapel at 9:00 a.m. for Walt’s favorite meal…biscuits and gravy…and to share memories of Walt.  The service will be streamed live on fordwulfbrunschapel.com under Walt’s obituary page.  The family request memorial contributions be made payable to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.  To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or to view services visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cecil Paul "Butch" Kilcoyne

Cecil Paul “Butch” Kilcoyne, age 79, Carl Junction, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at his home with family at his side after a lengthy illness.

 

 

 

Butch was born June 24, 1943, in Coffeyville, Kansas, son of the late Vincent Edward Kilcoyne and Virginia P. (Thrasher) Kilcoyne.  He grew up in Coffeyville, attending Holy Name Catholic Schools before graduating from Harrison High School in Harrison, Arkansas.  He went to Coffeyville Community College, and then Emporia State University before moving to Carl Junction in 1979.  He was a Fourth Degree Knights Of Columbus member, and served with the Kansas National Guards.   He worked as a sales representative for RMS/Cruise Marketing for many years.  He lived in Springfield, Missouri from 1997 to 2019 before returning to Carl Junction.

 

 

 

Butch was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt.  He spent many hunting trips with his son and loved to fish whether it was at Grand Lake, Bull Shoals, Table Rock, Truman Lake, or on trips to the Boundary Waters in Northern Minnesota and Canada.  He loved spending time with family and will be greatly missed by many.

 

 

 

In addition to his parents, Butch was preceded in death by sisters, Patricia S. Parsons, Vickye A. Steffan, and Mary Marie Kilcoyne; and a brother, Patrick F. Kilcoyne.

 

 

 

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Janet E. (Isham) Kilcoyne of Carl Junction; son, Sean P. Kilcoyne of Oak Grove, Missouri; grandsons, Riley P. Kilcoyne and wife Rebecca of Aurora, Colorado, and Jesse W. Kilcoyne of Oak Grove; brothers, Stephen E. Kilcoyne and wife Joy of Clemmons, North Carolina, and Michael A. Kilcoyne of Mexico, Missouri; sister, Kathy Donohue and husband Mike of Boise, Idaho;  nieces Stephanie Parsons, Fruita, CO, Christi Hein of Fruita, CO, Amber Kilcoyne of Melbourne, FL, Shannon Polston of Wilmington, NC, Taryn McGarry, of Clemmons, NC, Marcia Vannoster of Coffeyville, KS; nephew Ron Barrett, Coffeyville, KS.

 

 

 

A Memorial Service will be held on August 13, 2022, at 1pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  Services will be steamed live on fordwulfbrunschapel.com under Butch’s obituary page.  Memorial contributions may be made payable to Integrity Hospice, 4830 East 32 Street, Ste 1, Joplin, MO 64804 and may be left in care of the chapel. To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or view the live streaming of the service visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

Howard Lloyd Wright

Howard Lloyd Wright, 80, of Coffeyville, Kansas, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO.

 

Howard was born February 6, 1942 in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma to Allen Ephraim Howard Wright "Pop" and Norma Ellen (Smith) Wright.  He graduated from Lenapah High School in 1960.  On October 8, 1961, he married Songia Sue Shirley in Coffeyville, Kansas. For many years he was a mechanic and took over his dad's mechanic shop known as Wright's Auto Repair.  Howard then worked at John Deere where he retired in 2004, however he continued working part time for his sister at Alderman Acres. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, camper, and loved anything outdoors. Often you would find him outside working on projects with a cup of black coffee no matter the outside temperature.  One of his favorite places to vacation since he was a little boy was Colorado.

 

He is survived by his wife, Songia of the home, one daughter Trudy Sjolander and husband Robert of Waterloo, IA, one son Michael Wright and wife Ginger of Coffeyville, KS, six grandchildren, Kurt Sjolander (Kristin) of Cedar Falls, IA,  Krystal Stewart (Derrick) of Mesquite, TX,  Randi Akins (Galen) of Liberty, KS, Kristina Wilhelms of Childers, OK,  Katie Northup (David) of Lawrence, KS, Emily Wright of Kansas City, MO, and 11 great grandchildren; sister, Carmen Jo Alderman, Coffeyville, KS, two brothers, Jimmie Wright, Neosho, MO, Steven Ray Wright, Sun City, AZ, and sister-in-law JoAnne Wright, Yates Center, KS.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard "Pop" and Norma, one son Randy Lee Wright, one sister Ruby Vaughn, two brothers Roger Wright and Daniel Wright, two brother-in-laws Lester Vaughn and Don Alderman.

 

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Robert "Bob" Eugene Fox

Robert "Bob" Eugene Fox, age 83, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. 

Bob was born on April 6, 1939, in Coffeyville to Norman and Ruby (McGaugh) Fox.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended local schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School.  Bob then enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1957. 

From a young age Bob was always a very hard worker.  He started out working for several different filling stations around town then he was employed by Holford Plumbing where he was a plumber's helper.  He went on to work for Parkersburg Rig and Reel which is now Parmac.  He was then hired by Funk MFG Co. now known as John Deere Coffeyville Works where he worked until his retirement. 

Bob was married to Karleen Jones, of the union two sons were born, David and Dennis Fox.  The couple later divorced.  Later on, Bob married Janie Smith.  From their union two sons were born, Mark and Michael Fox.  The couple was later divorced. 

Bob was a long-time active member of the Keystone Masonic Lodge #102 A.F. & A.M.  Mirza Temple Shrine.  He was also fun-loving and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  Bob loved to dance and went every Friday and Saturday evening for over 10 years with Linda Hannigan and her brother and sister-in-law Gene and Ann Marie Hobbs.  One of his other loves in life was his Harley Davidson Motorcycle putting over 80,000 miles on it.  He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. 

Surviving to cherish Bob's memory are his sons, David Fox of Coffeyville, Kansas, Dennis Fox of Topeka, Kansas, longtime companion and caregiver, Linda Hannigan and her family.  He is also survived by his many extended relatives and friends.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Ruby Fox, two sons, Mark Fox and Michael Fox and one brother. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  The family will greet friends Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Graveside Services will be held on Friday, August 12, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.  Pastor Doug Mund will officiate. 

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. 

Arrangements are under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville.  To leave a message for the family online, visit www.dwbfh.com

 

Johnnie Lee Graybill

On August 6, 2022, Johnnie Lee Graybill (83) of Coffeyville, Kansas was called home to be with his Lord and Savior. He was met a Heaven’s Gate by his loving wife Linda, of 64 years, who had been waiting for him for 52 days.

Johnnie was born September 10, 1938, to Clarence & Helen Peck Graybill in Dewey County Oklahoma, North and East of Rhea.  Johnnie attended elementary school at Prairie Star in Custer County and then completed his education and graduated at Leedey Public School in 1956.  Shortly after graduating he enlisted into the United States Air Force.  In 1958 he met and married the love of his life Linda Joan Denney in Clinton, OK.  Johnnie served in the Air Force until November 1962 where he discharged as a S/Sg E-5 serving most of his service as an Air Policeman.   After leaving the Air Force him, Linda, Kim and Robin moved back to Custer County Oklahoma so Johnnie could follow in the family footsteps of farming.  Johnnie did hold some part-time jobs during his life, and they were working at the Leedey Cotton Gin, Leedey Propane and Gas, Leedey Public School as a PT Bus Driver.  When Linda and he bought Linda’s Café he had the responsibility of making fresh chili in the morning, donuts and biscuits, sometimes when lunch cooks were running short on time, he would mash the potatoes.  Probably his hardest job was overseeing the French Fry Cutting child labor.  After Johnnie, Linda and Lori moved to Kansas in 1979 Johnnie worked on the Graybill farm at Edna for his father and had a parttime job as a security officer for Amazon.  His most fun and calming job for him was creating wood crafts with Linda at their Poor Farm Crafts.

Johnnie never met a stranger.  He had the gift to talk with anyone and for a long time.  One time his talking with a neighbor almost caused his youngest daughter to be born in the car.  But If you had the opportunity to meet and visit, you had a friend forever.

Johnnie is survived by his children: Kimberly Strunk (Danny) Topeka, KS, Robin Graybill (Patricia) New Braunfels, TX, and Lori Kearns (Darrell) Inman, KS.

His grandchildren Alyson Welch (Jason) Jamie Boss (Brad), Tyler Graybill, Zach Stunk, Lexi McHugh (Derek), Katelynne Strunk, Madison Richert (Layne), Hannah Graybill, Carlos (Gabriela) Graybill, Kayla Graybill, and Joseph Graybill, great-grandchildren: Dylan Welch, Alyssa LeClair (Jordan) Juliana Miller, Mayli Miller, Aubrey Boss, Kinsley Boss, Cutter King, Kahler Brown, Bronson Strunk, Brecklynne Richert, Zuri Strunk, Khalyx Richert, and Emerlee Richert. Her great-great-granddaughter Amelia LeClair. His sister-in-law Sue Graybill, his dear friends Jack and Frances Ray and Betty Kearns, and many more dear friends in Oklahoma and Kansas. He left behind MANY nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Johnnie.  His uncles, Albert Graybill and Jimmy Peck.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 10:00am at Richland Cemetery near Angola.

Friends may call on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  The family will greet friends from 6:00-8:00p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Western Way Cowboy Church and may be left at the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 N. Cline Rd, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

We’d like to leave you with one set of wise words from Johnnie “Never let your gas get below half, it’s cheaper to fill up the top half.”

Daniel Rea

Daniel Rea, age 72, of Coffeyville, KS passed away on July 24, 2022, at his home.

Danny was born in Parsons on March 17, 1950, to Loren and Esther (Beason) Rea. He attended local elementary schools, Roosevelt Junior High and graduated from Field Kindley High School.

On January 6, 1975, he was united in marriage to Julia Cambron and they were blessed with three children and then later divorced. Danny enjoyed being a father and a grandfather.

Danny was employed at Cook Pump Company as a mechanic and maintenance.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children; Jesse Rea, Marilyn Burton, and Emily Rea, his grandchildren; Nathan Rea, Matthew Burton, Madilyn Walker, T.J. McIntire, Duane Watson, and Cayman Foulk, great-grandchildren; Blakelyn Walker, Chris Leforte, and Willy Leforte, his siblings; Marilyn Horner, David Rea, and Ivan Rea.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

His family will host a memorial service Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Walter Johnson Park in Coffeyville, at 12:00 pm., with his brother-in-law, Jim Horner presiding.  Following Danny’s wishes cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

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

David W. Barnes Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements. 

 

George F. Baker

George F. Baker, 84, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on March 29, 1938, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Oliver Leland and Jewell Eva (Martin) Baker.  George grew up in Coffeyville where he attended Lowell Elementary School, Roosevelt Junior High and graduated from Field Kindley High School.

George was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  After receiving his honorable discharge he returned to Coffeyville before moving to Tulsa Oklahoma were he attended and graduated from Tulsa Barber College in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

While attending barber college he met the love of his life Claudette Denney.  On June 19, 1962, George, and Claudette were united in marriage. Following their marriage, they made their home in South Coffeyville where they raised their three sons.  Claudette preceded him in death on April 7, 2007.

In 2012, George married Carol (Dunn) Garner. Carol preceded him in death on September 11, 2014.

George operated the City Barber Shop in South Coffeyville for 57 years. During these years George, Claudette and their three sons started Rafter B Cattle Company. When George wasn’t at the barber shop cutting hair and telling stories he loved to go to the farm and spent time working with the cattle, he always had a good time at the annual cattle round up.

In 1964, George was instrumental in establishing the South Coffeyville Fire Department which he proudly served as Chief for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons, and grandkids especially when they could get away to Grand Lake.

After the loss of his second wife, Carol, George, and his son Mycale bonded strongly. Mycale eventually moved in to be a good companion and later to be his care giver.

George’s memories will live on with his sons, Vinson (Susie) Baker of Nowata, Oklahoma, and Dale Baker of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; his daughter-in-law, Barbara Baker of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; his sister, Patricia Holeman of Coffeyville; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Mycale Baker on July 19, 2022; grandson, Zak Baker; his stepfather, Roy Busey; and brother, Jerry Baker.

Graveside Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 6th, 2022, at the Veterans Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville with Pastor Wendall Abbott of the First Church of God in Nowata, Oklahoma officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the U. S. Navy and V.F.W. Post #1022 and American Legion Post #20. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park.

Friends may call on Friday, August 5th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will greet friends on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in George’s memory to the South Coffeyville Fire Department; 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.

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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