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Obituaries Archives for 2022-09

Mycale Thaxton Baker

Mycale Thaxton Baker, age 56 of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away July 19, 2022, at his home.

Mycale was born on February 22, 1966, in Coffeyville, Kansas to George and Claudette “Denney” Baker.  Mycale was raised and lived his life in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.  He attended South Coffeyville School, graduating from Lenapah High School and Vo-tec auto body.  This led him to make a career in managing Body Shops.  Mycale also helped develop and maintain the family farm and later be his father’s caregiver. 

On September 28, 1985, he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Barbara Reed.  To this union, they were blessed with two sons.  Mycale enjoyed target shooting, hunting, fishing, operating his Ham Radio, any and everything Harley Davidson.  He also loved spending time at the farm, where he made a campsite by the pond that holds many happy and fun memories. 

Mycale’s memories will live on with his wife Barbara, his son Izak Baker and his wife Chelsea, brother, Vinson Baker and his significant other Susie Temple of Nowata, Oklahoma, brother Dale Baker of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, and two grandchildren: Spyncer and Jace all of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, including many nieces and nephews.  Along with his new friends, Stonie and April, for their support that helped Mycale gibe his father quality care at home.  As well as his cussing and discussing neighbor Joel and Red Dog. 

He now rests with his mother Claudette, his father George, and his son Zak Baker.

Honoring Mycale’s wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home and a celebration of his life will be held this Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rafter B farm with Pastor Charles Baker officiating. 

Directions for Rafter B farm: Located on RD 2 in South Coffeyville, off of Hwy 169. Go west a ½ mile, it will be on the south side of the road.  Watch for balloons. 

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Joe Dale Dick

Joe Dale Dick passed away on September 23, 2022, just three days after his 85th birthday in Tulsa, Oklahoma at St. John’s Hospital.




On September 20, 1937, Joe was born to Leo and Frances (Lemmons) Dick in Nowata, Oklahoma where he grew up with his nine siblings.   Joe grew up in Nowata with his parents, brothers, and sisters where he attended grade school and completed his secondary education.




On August 1, 1959, he married Glenna Jean Dunn in Hot Springs, Arkansas, they made their home in South Coffeyville where they raised their children. Glenna preceded him in death on March 27, 2012. He was a member of the Watova Full Gospel Christian Center.  Joe enjoyed playing his bass guitar in church and with the Just Passin’ Through Southern Gospel band.  Joe was a Christian man that loved God and surrendered his life to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Joe’s family said he truly lived his life sharing the love of Christ, he didn't start a single day without spending time reading his Bible.  It was truly his light of guidance throughout his life.  The fruits of his spirit were kindness, patience, he was soft spoken and slow to anger, generous, honest, and even some fun was mixed in with being known as a bit of a jokester.




Joe owned and operated Coffeyville Phillips 66 Service Station offering his expertise of auto repair to the community until his retirement. Many times, he offered his services to those in need without ever charging them a dime for the repair or working to find the least expensive way to make the repair.  He understood how hard it was to make a living and didn’t want inflect hardship on anyone even it meant he had to work harder to provide for his family.   Joe didn’t ever have a need to use a calculator he could figure numbers in his head faster than anyone operating a calculator.  He was a self-taught engineer, finding ways to make things work even when it didn’t have a design yet to do so.




Joe enjoyed working crossword puzzles, and word search though he didn’t have a lot of time to spend working them before retirement, he sure did after retirement.  He also enjoyed watching football, baseball and especially Wheel of Fortune, don’t call or try to have a conversation when Wheel of Fortune was on because you weren’t going to get much conversation out of him then.




His children, Joey Dick, Larry Dick and his wife Vickie, Brenda Dick and Bradley Dick and his wife Rosanna have great respect and love for their dad and will forever cherish their memories and every day they shared with him; he also leaves behind one of his greatest treasures of 8 grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. He has one surviving one sister, Lillian Crisp. He now is at rest with his parents, his wife, Glenna, and daughter Karen Dick who he has missed so, his eight siblings and an infant grandson.


Funeral services celebrating his life will be held on Monday, October 3, 2022, at 11 am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas with his son Pastor Bradley Dick officiating.  He will be laid to rest next to his wife Glenna in Fairview Cemetery. The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to Gideon’s International and may be left in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or view live streaming of the service or watch later visit


Esther L. (Brown) O'Brien

Esther L. (Brown) O’Brien, age 87 of Liberty, Kansas passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at the Eagles Estates in Independence, Kansas.




Esther was born January 9, 1935, in Independence, Kansas to Harold A. Sr. and Eva “Ruth” (Smith) Brown. Esther attended elementary school in El Segundo, California from 1940 to 1945. She graduated from the Independence High School in 1952. 




On January 30, 1953, Esther married Robert F. O’Brien in Independence, Kansas. The couple made their home in Independence, Kansas until 1965 when they moved to the farm in Liberty, Kansas. Esther worked at Dr. Chan S. Han office in Coffeyville, Kansas for 22 years. She also served as 4-H leader for Peppy Progressive as cooking leader and woodworking. She loved woodworking and camping. Esther was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church, she served as a Sunday School teacher, DCOM committee, editor of church newsletter for many years. She also sang in the church choir and loved to visit family and travel.




Survivors include three sons Robert “Stephen” O’Brien and wife Kathy of Liberty, Kansas, Francis “Gene” O’Brien and wife Marcia of Liberty, Kansas, Ronald Wayne O’Brien and wife Stella of Liberty, Kansas; two daughters Janice Louise Ropp and husband Tim of Ochelata, Oklahoma, and Robin Colleen Allred and husband David of Tuttle, Oklahoma; 13 Grandchildren and 36 Great Grandchildren.




She was preceded in death by her husband Robert, her parents, one sister Rose Marie (Brown) Bramble, one brother Harold A Brown Jr. and one grandson Jeremy Dodson. 




Celebration of Life Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 30, 2022, at the Liberty United Methodist Church with Pastor Bill Booe officiating, burial will follow in the Springhill Cemetery.




Visitation hours will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 29, 2022, with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. The family has suggested memorials to the Liberty United Methodist Church, or the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and contributions may be left at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Friends may leave an online condolence, share a memory, or view the streaming of the service at

Georgia R. Corser

Georgia R. Corser, 94, Coffeyville, Kansas, passed away early Saturday morning, September 17, 2022, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

Georgia was born on July 20, 1928, near Leroy, Kansas, to Herbert R. and Eva Sinclair Hammond.

Upon graduation from high school, Georgia moved to Los Angles, California, to attend a Four Square Church's, Life Bible College. Upon graduation she had obtained an ordination for ministry. While at Bible school, she worked as a nurses assistant at a hospital nearby. She moved back to Emporia, Kansas, upon completion of her schooling and accepted an associate pastor’s position at the Four Square church. She was very devoted in her playing the organ at her church of attendance for nearly sixty years.

On July 16, 1955, she married Myron M. Corser in Roswell, New Mexico. Together they chose to reside in the Southeast Kansas area and operated Corser’s Berry Farm and Green Houses.

Georgia was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband, Myron Corser Sr., son, Stephen Corser, infant son, David. Her stepson’s Myron Corser Jr. and Robert Corser. Her brothers Curtis Hammond and Herbert Floyd Hammond, her sisters, Ruby Alvord and Eula Smovelle.

Georgia is survived by her son, Carl (Diane) Corser, daughter, Elaine (Roger) Corser McCafferty, son, John (Millie) Corser, daughter, Karen (Phillip) Bleicher, daughter-in-law’s, Joan(Robert) Corser, and Elaine (Myron) Corser. She has 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at Harmony Grove Cemetery, northeast of Cherryvale, Kansas, on October 1st at 2 o’clock p.m. There will be a viewing at David Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas, on September 30th from 1p.m. until 8p.m.. There will be an open casket at the graveside service as well from 1 p.m. until the start of service at 2p.m.

The family has asked that donations be made in lieu of flowers to assist with the funeral expenses.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

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Peggy Sue Jones


Peggy Sue Jones, 74, of Edna, Kansas passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, from injuries sustained in a car accident on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

Peggy was born on August 1, 1948 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to the union of the late George Clarence and Peggy Janice (Roberts) Sheets. She graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1967 and in 1969 she graduated from CCJC. She went on to further her education and received her Bachelor of Science and Education in 1973 from Kanas State College of Pittsburg and graduated with her Master of Science in 1994 from Pittsburg State University. She loved being a teacher and helping others. She remained a teacher until her passing. On July 12, 1996 she was united in marriage to Leo Jones, together they shared twenty-two years until his passing on May 15, 2019.

Sue is survived by her children, Michael Felts and his wife, Patty, and Michelle Lockhart; grandchildren, Dawn Hough and her husband, Cody, Tommy Felts and his wife, Haylie, Chase Lockhart and Reyna Lockhart; three great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other family and friends.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Jones are 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 26, 2022 at Hackney Cemetery, 9831 Osage Road, Carthage, Missouri. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home in Sarcoxie, Missouri.

Peggy Akin


Peggy L. Akin was born May 13, 1946, to Odell and Ollie Stout. Peggy departed this life on September 10, 2022, in Joplin, MO.


Peggy was an avid flower gardener, spending many, many pleasant hours in her flower gardens. Peggy was a life-long member of the Coffeyville Church of Christ, having been baptized into the body of Christ at age 16. She was a well-loved bible class teacher for the church youth. Her teaching career lasted more than fifty years. The summer after high school graduation, she worked for Parmac (formerly Parkerburg Inc.). That summer job became a forty-three-year career.


In 1980, Peggy married Ron Akin. The made their home in Coffeyville. In later life Ron and Peggy unofficially adopted Stephine Randall as a granddaughter; she survives. Peggy is also survived by her husband Ron and several siblings: Vernon, Joyce, Phyllis, Mickey (her twin) and Patti and many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Glen and J.C and a sister, Laverne.


At her request, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home.


A Memorial Service will be held at the Church of Christ, 1005 Siggins, Coffeyville, KS at 2:00 p.m., September 24, 2022. Visitation with the family will follow the service.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Hope Harbor Children's Home and can be left at the funeral Home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 N. Cline Rd., Coffeyville, KS.


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Mary 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. Mary was left in Oklahoma to care for her young son, supported by the pay of a 2nd lieutenant. Jim saw his share of combat in Korea, earned a few medals, and then returned stateside in the spring of 1952 when the 45th came back home.


Jim and Mary resumed their lives together with the added support of the GI bill. 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, all born between 1953 and 1958. Mary ran a daycare out of the house to support their meager income. On some nights supper would consist of a piece of buttered toast in a bowl, covered with warm milk. The two-bedroom shotgun style house had an upright piano. Mary, a self-taught musician, 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 and remembers the big blizzard in February 1983 when it snowed 16 inches. She worked a few shifts during that storm! Jim ended his military service at Fort McPherson in Atlanta where they lived in a red brick row house with 5-star generals as neighbors. 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. Always pragmatic, she believed in working the problem at hand to find the best solution.


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 at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 24, 2022, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 613 Elm St., with Pastor Lee Passwater officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery in Fort Myers, Virginia.

Adabelle Wade

Adabelle Wade, age 72, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving family. 

Ada was born on August 14, 1950 in Carthage, Missouri to Eugene and Thelma (Plummer) Dipper.  She grew up in Carthage where she attended local schools.  The family moved to Holland, Michigan where she graduated high school in 1968.  In 1975 Ada moved to Coffeyville, Kansas where she has resided ever since.  She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, riding motorcycles, playing pool and most of all spending time with her family and friends. 

Ada is survived by her son, Tim Diaz of North Carolina, daughter-in-law, Tonia Diaz of Galena, KS, grandchildren, Tyler (Chelsea) Lackey and Trae Diaz, great-grandchildren, Remington and Rynleigh, her mother, Thelma Bass of Carthage, Missouri, siblings, Louise (Mike) Bryan of Carthage, Missouri, John (Lorrine) Dipper of Thomasville, North Carolina, and best friend, George Whicker of Coffeyville, along with numerous extended family and close friends.  She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Dipper. 

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John H. Saner

John H. Saner age 89 passed away on September 12, 2022, at CRMC in Coffeyville, Kansas.


John was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to George H. and Luetta (LeFever) Saner on June 28, 1933, he was the oldest of eight boys and girls and spent nineteen years of his life there.  John married Dawn Showers in 1953, they were later divorced they had four children, Terry, Debbie, Dianne, and Donna.


John married Sarah (Cullison) Antle on September 3, 1988; they were married 30 years at the time of her passing on December 7, 2018.  She had three sons, Dennis, Douglas, and Curtis. 


John was drafted into the US Army in May of 1953 and served three, three-year tours in Germany and one year in Korea.  Positions held while in the Army were tank crewman, tank commander, tank platoon sergeant, tank battalion operation sergeant.  John is a graduate of The Advanced Armored Non-Commissioned Officer school at Fort Knox, KY.  He returned from a tour in Germany to the Armor School in 1959 and became Senior Weapons Instructor at the school.   He retired from the military at the end of June 1974 after 21 years of service as a First Sergeant E-8.  During his time in the Army, he earned the following awards and decorations, The Meritorious Service Metal, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters which totals four awards, Good Conduct Medal five awards, National Defense Medal.  Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, The Korean Defense Service Medal, Expert M-14 Rifle Badge, and Expert .45 cal Pistol Badge. 


After retiring from the military, he started work as an automotive technician for several automobile dealerships in the area.  He worked as Service Manager for Perl Chevrolet for ten years before retiring, then for Auto Zone for five years before retiring for good.  


John was a member of Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church of Coffeyville and the VFW Post 1022 and American Legion Post 20 which he was Commander of for one year.  He also served on the funeral detail for many veterans who preceded him in death.  


John is survived by daughters, Debbie Rich, Dianne Ringler (Mike) and Donna Mitchell (Clay), stepson, Curtis Antle, stepdaughter-in-law, Cindy Antle, four grandsons, six granddaughters, two great grandsons and one great granddaughter, and siblings.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and his son Terry, stepsons, Dennis, and Douglas Antle.   


Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 19, 2022, at 1pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville with Pastor Charles Pitts officiating and will be laid to rest next to his wife, Sarah in Fairview Cemetery, military honors will be provided by Fort Riley Funeral Detail, VFW and American Legion Funeral Detail Team will be Pallbearers for their fallen comrade.  Friends are invited to sign the register and pay their respects on Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 3 to 5 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to the VFW Post 1022 and may be left in care of the funeral home. Visit to leave an online message of condolences or to share a memory, services will also be streamed on John’s obituary page and will be available for later viewing.

Dennis W. Antle

Dennis W. Antle age 64 passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at CRMC in Coffeyville, Kansas.


Dennis was born on December 29, 1957, in Junction City, Kansas to Don and Sarah (Cullison) Antle.  He was one of three sons born to that union.  Don and Sarah later divorced.  Dennis and his brothers grew up in the Coffeyville, Dearing area where he attended grade school and high school.  After an injury Dennis moved back to Junction City his senior year to live with his dad where he graduated from Junction City High School.  After graduating he moved back to Coffeyville to attend Coffeyville Community College.   In August of 1977 Dennis proudly enlisted in the US Air Force and continued his service career with the Air National Guard and Kansas Army National Guard.  He received an honorable medical discharge in February of 1984.


Dennis had many jobs in his civilian career, he managed Eggbert's in Coffeyville, prior to Eggbert's he worked as a sheet metal operator at Halliburton Services, and he was also employed by Acme Foundry working as a maintenance mechanic.  Dennis was a self-taught carpenter, building beautiful cabinetry in the kitchen of his home. He enjoyed working outside and had just recently purchased a John Deere tractor that he enjoyed operating even if it was just riding around the yard. Dennis was also an accomplished and published song writer.


Dennis shared his life with some special women, though they didn't always see eye to eye they parted but still respected each other.  His true love Gail preceded him in death in 1990.  Dennis met and married Kimberly, though their marriage didn't last their friendship remained invaluable and they talked every day. Two forever special ladies in his life were his daughter, Shannon that was the sunshine in his life and his mom who always love him unconditionally. His mom, Sarah married John Saner in 1988, he and Dennis had a special relationship.


Those left to cherish is memory is his daughter, Shannon Beye of the home, grandsons, Tanner Lowe, Tyler Lowe and Jordan Lowe, five step great-grandchildren, brother, Curtis Antle, several nieces, a nephew, cousins, extended family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brother, Douglas Antle; and just five days after his death his stepfather, John Saner passed away.


Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS with Pastor Charles Pitts officiating. Dennis will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 14, from 5 to 7pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  The family has requested memorial contributions to be made payable to the Wounded Warrior Project and may be left in care of the funeral home.   Visit  to leave an online message of condolences or to share a memory, services will also be streamed on Dennis' obituary page and will be available for later viewing.

Delbert F. Roeder

Delbert F. Roeder, 82, of Coffeyville, Kansas and Afton, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.

He was born on February 3, 1940, at Cherryvale, Kansas to Edward and Cecilia (Lies) Roeder.  Delbert grew up in the Coffeyville area where he attended Holy Names Catholic School.

On June 13, 1959, he married Judith K. “Judy” Kriebel.  Following their marriage, they made their home in Coffeyville for six months before moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma where they lived until returning to Coffeyville in 1965.  After returning to Coffeyville, Delbert worked in Wichita as a welder for Boeing during the week returning to Coffeyville on the weekends to be with Judy and their three children.  Judy preceded him in death on June 11, 2016.

He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church.  Delbert was also a former member of the OK Car Club and the Shrine.  He loved spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his fiancé, Dixie Kriebel; one daughter, Serenia Bilby (Bobby Smith) of Coffeyville; two sons, Jeffery Roeder of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Tim Roeder (Karla) of Coffeyville; one brother, Darrell Roeder (Peachie); two sisters, Margaret Cornell (Jack) of Coffeyville and Coralee Olson (Larry) of Andover, Kansas; seven grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Judy; four brothers, Ed Roeder, Norman “Nick” Roeder, Vernon Roeder, and Clayton Roeder; and two sisters, Edna Mae Kendrick and Jeanie Figgins.

The Rosary will be prayed at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 16, 2022, at Holy Name Catholic Church followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. with Father James Schibi officiating.  Following Delbert’s wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may sign the register book on Thursday, September 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

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Lavonia Darlene Kinney


Lavonia Darlene Kinney, age 90, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away Friday, September 2, 2022, at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

She was born on July 29, 1932, in Coffeyville to Arval Ulyesses and Edna Belle (Rhinehart) George.  Lavonia grew up and attended school in Coffeyville graduating from Field Kindley High School.

On January 11, 1952, she married Richard P. Kinney in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville.  Lavonia took pride in everything she did; together she and Richard raised their children the best they could.  In addition to helping with their kids, she did a great job preparing family meals and keeping up with all the other household chores.    

Lavonia was a lifelong member of the Lewark Church of God in Coffeyville; for more than 62 years she served as the church clerk.  She enjoyed spending her free time reading or working puzzle books.  Most of all she loved being with her family and friends.   

Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, David Kinney of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Roy Kinney of Coffeyville, Kansas, Sharon Simmons of Earlton, Kansas, ten grandchildren, Preston, Kyle, Nichole, Angela, Richard, Wade, Roxanne, Jessie, Rick and Darryl, forty great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren, one brother, Roger George of Coffeyville, Kansas, numerous nieces, nephews extended relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Kinney (1984), son, Alvin Kinney (2010), stepsons, Darryl ‘Michael’ Kinney (2000) and Keith Kinney, grandson, Larry Don Simmons and two brothers. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  The family will greet friends on Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services for Lavonia will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lewark Church of God in Coffeyville under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville.  Keith Dodd and Bishop Charles Walter will officiate.  Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville. 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Lewark Church of God; 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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Martha Ann Landrith

Martha Ann Landrith, age 91, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away Saturday, September 3, 2022.

She was born on July 28, 1932, in Independence, Kansas. She was one of four children of Ollie (Grant) and Bill Boomis.

Martha was educated in Independence.  She was president of the Student Council and many other groups as well as being voted Best Citizen.  She participated in choir and played Bugle in the Drum Corp., graduating high school in 1949.  Additional education included receiving an Associate of Arts Degree from Independence Community College in 1951 where she was president of Future Teachers club, a cheerleader and ICC Basketball Queen.  Martha was dedicated Sunday School teacher.

She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Ottawa University in 1953 majoring in elementary education.  She was an officer of her senior class.  Later Martha received two additional degrees from Pittsburg State University, a Master’s Degree in 1968, majoring in the teaching of reading and specialist degree in 1979, majoring in school administration.  Martha was a certified Reading Specialist and as a District School Superintendent.  Other study was completed at the University of Missouri, and University of Notre Dame.

During her community college years Martha was church secretary.  At Ottawa University, she was an active member of a weekend evangelistic team.  She also helped a pre-ministerial student conduct services in a rural church.

As a member of Coffeyville Economic Development Advisory Board, Martha enjoyed community work and spent many hours in her church, the Salvation Army and Coffeyville Cultural Arts.  She belonged to numerus professional and civic organizations, holding office in most.

Other memberships included Delta Kappa Gamma, Kansas Reading Association, Kansas Elementary principals, National Education Association, and Parent Teachers Association.

A lifelong commitment to service others was shown in her thirty-six years as a teacher and administrator.  This included two years as a teacher in Paola, Kansas, three years teaching in Stockton, Missouri.  Eleven years were spent as principal of Lowell School and eight years at Garfield School in Coffeyville.

Martha was selected for Who’s Who Among American Teachers.  In Stockton, she was District Math Chairman and in Coffeyville, she was Director of the District Title I Federal Remedial Program for many years.  She also received an award in Washington D.C. in recognition for the success of the Coffeyville program.  In 1996, she retired.

Martha enjoyed preparing food and was an excellent cook.  She also enjoyed several crafts including Easter eggs, carving fruits and vegetables, and embroidery on Kathy’s dresses and Marc’s cowboy shirts.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Long and husband, Terry of Coffeyville; sons, Marc Landrith and wife, Ruth of Cassville, Missouri, and Steve Landrith of Coffeyville; six grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.  Other survivors include two brothers, Jim Boomis of Plymouth, Michigan, and Bill Boomis of Sycamore, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Ernie Fritz; and one sister, Judy Thomson.

Following Martha’s wishes cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at the First Baptist Church, 300 West 9th St. , with Pastor Dick Smith officiating.

Friends may sign the register book on Tuesday, September 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

The family suggests memorials in Martha’s memory to the First Baptist Church; contributions may be left the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

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Glenda Lou Yeubanks

Glenda Lou Yeubanks, age 79, formerly of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at her daughter's home in rural Coffeyville, Kansas where she has resided the past few years.

Glenda was born on October 23, 1942 in rural Edna, Kansas. She was raised by her parents Clarence and Velva "Earlene" McCartney (Purdy) in Coffeyville, where she attended local schools.

On November 18, 1960 she married the love of her life, Floyd J. "Sonny" Yeubanks in Artesia, New Mexico.  The couple lived in Coffeyville then moved to rural South Coffeyville where they spent their lives together until Sonny passed away on May 10, 2013.  Sonny and his family were talented musicians and spent many years performing at the Country Time Theatre in Coffeyville.  Glenda was supportive of his musical talent, always somewhere nearby enjoying the show.  In those early years the couple also enjoyed attending the local barn dances and get togethers that friends and family held on the weekends.  Glenda made a point to gather all the kids and grandkids she could to attend the Christmas show that Sonny and the others performed at Country Time every year. 

Glenda was a member of the Central Church of the Nazarene, she had a strong faith and enjoyed reading her Bible often.  She was a wonderful cook and made the best homemade biscuits and gravy along with a fantastic rice dish, SoS and fried chicken just to name a few of the family favorites.

Glenda always looked forward to their annual multi-generation vacations where they would visit either Kansas City, Branson, Missouri or Oklahoma City.  Making memories and spending time with her family meant everything to Glenda.  She loved playing games with the kids and grandkids; she taught many of them how to play Go Fish, Yahtzee, Aggravation and Slap Jack just to name a few.  In her younger years she enjoyed painting ceramics.  In later years she liked to try her luck at the casino.  She was a huge fan of the television show "Big Brother" and would even take a nap if she needed just to make sure she could stay awake through all that night's show.  Glenda had a huge heart.  Everyone around her felt her love, including her special four-legged companion, her dog, Winnie that will miss her dearly and is already feeling her absence. 

Those left to cherish Glenda's memory are her loving children, Shelly Cloke and husband, Tony of rural Coffeyville, Kansas; son, Randy Yeubanks and wife, Diane of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; son-in-law, Jim Shearhart of Parsons, Kansas, grandchildren, Robbie Berry, Ryan (Darci) Berry, Cody Cooley, Randi (Robert) Brennan, Kayla (Dustin) Dhooghe, Sami (Mark) Loffer, Bobby Gowen, Christian Yeubanks and Katelyn Shearhart, great-grandchildren,  Trey Lovejoy, Tatum Berry, Courtney (Jason) Burton, Colton Berry, Ashton Berry, Easton Brennan, Tripp Loffer, Maddyn Brennan, Ryder Berry, Marshall Berry and Peyton Dhooghe,  great great grandsons, Grayson, Mason, Kayson Lovejoy, siblings, Dana Merry of Altamont, Kansas, Charita Kizzire and husband, Kevin of Valeda, Kansas, Kathy Howe and husband, Mike of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; half-sister, Kathy Brown and husband, Rocky of Wichita, Kansas along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends. 

Glenda was preceded in death by her parents, Earlene and Clarence McCartney; loving husband, Sonny Yeubanks, twin children, Larry and Gail Yeubanks, son, Mark Yeubanks, daughter, Rhonda Shearheart, siblings, Rowena Boydston and David McCartney.

A visitation with public viewing will be held on Monday, September 5, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will greet friends Monday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Following the visitation, cremation will take place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home. 

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Central Church of the Nazarene in Coffeyville.  Pastor Joel Thompson will officiate.  A private family inurnment will take place at a later date at the North Edna Elm Grove Cemetery in Edna, Kansas. 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Central Church of the Nazarene; 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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Elvin "Lynn" Wood

Elvin “Lynn” Wood age 93 passed away at his home in Coffeyville, Kansas on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.


Lynn was born on August 1, 1929, in Grainola, Kansas to Henry Lawton and Lois May (Crozier) Wood.  He was one of seven children.  The family relocated to the Cedar Vale, Kansas area where he graduated from Cedar Vale High School.  Lynn played and lettered in Basketball and still today basketball was his favorite sport to watch.  He spent many summers hauling hay and enjoying other outdoor activities like hunting and especially fishing.


When Lynn worked his way up to department store manager position while working for Montgomery Wards, TG&Y, Gibson’s and finally Wal-Mart from where he retired.  He began his working days at 19 years of age at Woolworth Department Store.  It was while working at a Woolworths that he met a coworker by the name of Lorene, the two began dating, fell in love and on September 16, 1948, they were united in marriage.  The Couple shared 70+ years of marriage together. They were blessed with five children, four sons and a daughter.


Lynn moved his family all across the surrounding states, making stops in Nebraska, Kansas, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma and finally making Coffeyville home.  After making Coffeyville home he and his wife purchased Scarlett’s Hallmark Store.  Lorene had always dreamed of owning a bookstore, though Scarlett’s wasn’t a bookstore it did bring much pleasure to his wife. Retirement wasn’t something Lynn was ready for, so he began working at Platner’s Welding Supply until just short of his 70th birthday.  He then began driving for Meals on Wheels providing a little conversation to those he dropped a meal off to.


Every summer Lynn, Lorene and their children vacationed at Beaver Lake.  Lynn purchased an old school bus and converted it into a motorhome for his family.  Often, they would extend the invitation to family and friends to join them on their 2 weeklong summer vacations. Lynn loved to fish; his family is convinced that is why they vacationed on one of the best lakes around.  They cherish all the memories and time they spent together camping and have many, many stories to share of those days. One memory is of their Dad water skiing, they wanted it to be known he did wear a life jacket but, he started from the shore and would end at the shore because he didn’t know how to swim and remarkably, he never fell.


Lynn walked every day, always picking up trash, cans and many treasures others would pass by. He and his brother Wayne could be found scouting out all the auctions in the area looking for priceless treasures to collect and save for something they might need them for.  One man's junk becomes another man’s treasure to share and to pass on to others.


Lynn’s most valuable treasure in life was his wife, Lorene who preceded him in death on June 13, 2019, and his surviving children and their families who will miss their Dad dearly. Cherishing their Dad with such love and admiration is Jay Wood, Lawton Wood his wife Audrey, Chuck Wood his wife-Sharon, Nancy Williams her husband Ken and Terry Wood his wife-Kay; and at best count, 28 grandchildren, 74 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren; as well as numerous, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.  In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by his siblings, Wilbur Wood, Pauline Wood, Delbert Wood, Manerva Beaver, Wayne Wood, Elaine Wert, and grandsons, Bryce Wood, and Arlo Hill.


Graveside memorial services will be held on September 10, 2022, at 11 am at the Kellyville City Cemetery where he will be laid to rest next to the love of his life, Lorene in Kellyville, Oklahoma.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to the CRMC Foundation Care and Share Program for cancer patients in need of assistance.  The services will be available for viewing at  where you may also leave an online condolence or share a memory.






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