Obituaries Archives for 2023-01

Martha L. McCurley

Martha L. McCurley, 84, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, January 29, 2023, at her home.

 

She was born on May 3, 1938, in Coffeyville to John and Ida (Sprague) Tosh.  Martha grew up and attended school in Coffeyville.

 

When Martha was a teenager, she worked at the Terminal Building in Coffeyville. She later worked as a checker at Nu-Way Foodliner, worked at TG&Y and was a manager at Ken’s Pizza in the 1970’s.

 

Martha married Dale Tackkett on June 27, 1956, and they had four children. They later divorced.  She married Jay Dee Evans, and he preceded her in death. 

 

On December 4, 1993, she married David McCurley.  Shortly after their marriage they moved to the Branson, Missouri area where they lived until returning to Coffeyville six years ago.

 

Martha enjoyed attending Ridin for the Brand Cowboy Church in Wann, Oklahoma. She also enjoyed bowling, sewing, doing embroidery work, above all else she loved her kids, grandchildren and her younger siblings.

 

Survivors include her husband, David McCurley; her children, Pamela Ward, Genia Leroy, John (Sonya) Tackkett and Sonya (Larry Shufelt) Tackkett; step-children, David McCurley, Cathe Giannetti, Kerry McCurley and Sharon Sudowski; brother, Kenneth Tosh, and Clarence Tosh; and sister, Sharon Felton; twelve grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ida Tosh; her husband, Jay Dee Evans, and five brothers, John Tosh, Joe Tosh, Charles Tosh, Jimmy Tosh, and Steve Tosh.

 

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 2, 2023, at the Veterans Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Jimmy Harrington of Ridin for the Brand Cowboy Church in Wann, Oklahoma officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Wednesday, from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The family suggests memorials in Martha’s memory to the Kansas Highway Patrol; contributions may be left with or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

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

 

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

Vernon L. Smith

Vernon L. Smith, 81, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Medicalodge on Midland in Coffeyville.

 

He was born on August 29, 1941, at Moline, Kansas to Wesley Morton “Bus” and Zeta Mae (Forester) Smith.  Vernon grew up at attended school in Moline graduating from Moline High School.

 

Vernon was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving from 1960 to 1963.  After his honorable discharge from the military, Vernon lived in Wichita, Kansas for several years.  He worked for an aircraft manufacturer where he was the crew chief for the supply room for many years. 

 

He married Elizabeth Ann Mobbs, of that union two children were born, Wes and Tracie.  The couple later divorced. 

 

On November 10, 1984, he married Karen Carter at the First Southern Baptist Church in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Karen had a daughter, Tina from a previous marriage.  The two loved each other’s children as their own.  The couple made Coffeyville their home for the past 20(+) years. 

 

Vernon enjoyed being a member of Dearing Christian Church and the many friends he made while attending church.  He was a member of the American Legion Post in Wichita.  He was an avid knife collector and he enjoyed living a “western” lifestyle.  Most of all he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family and friends. 

 

Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife, Karen Smith of the home; children, Wes Smith and wife, Lisa of Wellington, Kansas; Tracie Holsworth and husband, Kyle of Wellington, Kansas; step-daughter, Tina Lewman of Joplin, Missouri; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous extended relatives and close friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Bus and Zeta Mae Smith and by two brothers. 

 

Friends may sign the guest register for Vernon on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 

 

Graveside Services will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Restlawn Memorial Park in Coffeyville.  Pastor Jamie Regis of the Dearing Christian Church will officiate.  Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Coffeyville. 

 

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

 

The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.  To leave a condolence online, visit www.dwbfh.com

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Rhonda Kay Elizabeth "Nonie" Treece

Rhonda Kay Elizabeth "Nonie" Treece, 63 of Coffeyville, KS passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

Rhonda was born May 14, 1959 in Salina, KS the daughter of Harper and Agnes (Dodson) Treece. Rhonda graduated in Denver, CO she made Coffeyville her home in 1980. she attended Coffeyville Community Community College where she earned her associates degree in business administration. She found employment with AIW where she worked for 10 years and worked many other jobs.  Rhonda loved to be outside, she enjoyed camping, fishing, and having fun. She also enjoyed going to the casino.

 

She was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, and Maw Maw.

 

Preceding her in death are her parents, and her first born son, Sean Lee.

 

Rhonda leaves behind her daughter LaQuia Treece and her son Robert Hardrick, 12 grandchildren; Diamond, Sean, Ja'Coury, Shyaira, and D'Mon  of LaQuia; Julian, Ezmae, Da'Mick, Kalvin, Langston, Khylon, and Dotti of Robert and her life long friend of 43 years Annette Porter and her children Tamara, Byron, LaTrisha, and Anneka and hosts of other family and friends.

 

A home going memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 11:00am at the First Church of God in Christ with Reverend Melvin Simpson officiating the service. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the COPD Foundation and they may be sent in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Road Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

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

 

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

Teresa Marie Wren

Teresa Marie Wren, 62, a lifetime Caney, Kansas resident passed away Friday, January 20, 2023, at her home following a long illness.

 

She was born on September 6, 1960, at Coffeyville, Kansas, to James Vernon, Sr. and Rosella Virginia (Ross) Soles. Teresa grew up and attended school in Caney.

 

On October 8, 1976, Teresa married the love of her life Ruben Wren, Jr. at Caney.  Following their marriage, they made their home in Caney where they raised their children, R.J. and Lacy.  After their children were raised Teresa returned to school graduating from Coffeyville Community College in 1991 with her Nursing Degree. 

 

She was employed as a Registered Nurse at Mercy Hospital in Independence for many years. After the hospital closed, she worked at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville until retiring due to her health.

 

Teresa was a member of Tyro Christian Church in Tyro, Kansas.  She enjoyed playing cards and loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

Survivors include her husband, Ruben Wren, Jr. of the home, her children, R.J. Wren and wife, Debra of Nowata, Oklahoma, and Lacy Wren of Caney; five grandchildren, Corbin Wren and wife, Hayley of Nowata, Oklahoma, Ashlyn Hefley of Manhattan, Kansas, Brady Wren and wife Katey of Nowata, Oklahoma, Gavin Stimpson and Khloe Stimpson both of Caney; three great-grandchildren, Lynnden, Collin and Cutter “Squishy”; her brother and sisters, James Soles and David Soles; Mary Ann Egan and husband, David and twin sister, Tessie Wren and Joe Killian all of Caney, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 2022, at the Tyro Christian Church with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating.  Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney.

 

Friends may call on Wednesday, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

The family suggests memorials in Teresa’s memory to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice; contributions may be left with or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

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

 

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

Doyle Clayton Gorby

Doyle Clayton Gorby, 94, of Peru, Kansas passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Sedan City Hospital in Sedan, Kansas

Doyle was born June 1, 1928, to Nellie and Jess Gorby just two miles west of Peru, Kansas on his family farm.  At the age of 10, he worked the family farm with his brothers John and Glenn using a team of horses, then later a Farmall Regular tractor.  Doyle was a longtime member of the tractor club in Havana, Kansas.  He took pride in his work at the farm and also worked at Denman Oil Company in Sedan, Kansas for 45 years.

He bought a 1947 John Deere B in 1949.  He was still working on the farm till the early 50’s when he med the love of his life Wilba.  Doyle married Wilba Gordon on August 3rd 1952, and had two children Gary Gorby of and Beverly Hoffine both of Caney, Kansas.  In 1960 they lost their home in a fire and moved to Peru, but still had the farm and cattle.  He retired from farming in 2010 when they sold the farm and cattle.  Doyle spent his time on the tractor or at the tractor club enjoying the company of those around him.  He was happy doing small jobs around his home with his wife Wilba.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Wilba, father, Jess, mother, Nellie.  Along with his three brothers, John, Glenn and Neil, three sisters, Ethel, Edith, and Melba, several uncles, aunts, cousins, and grandchildren.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his two children, Gary Gorby and wife, Julie and Beverly Huffine all of Caney, Kansas, ten grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and twenty-one great-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and other family members.

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

A Memorial Service celebrating Doyle’s life will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at the God's Lighthouse of Prayer Church in Peru, Kansas.  Frank Mundy will be officiating the service.  Inurnment will follow at the Peru Cemetery.  Lunch will be served immediately following the graveside service at the church.

The family suggests memorials in Doyle’s memory to the Caney Valley Antique Tractors in Havana, Kansas or God’s Lighthouse of Prayer in Peru, Kansas; contributions my 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 online, visit www.dwbfh.com.

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

Thomas Paul Marlin

Thomas Paul Marlin age 77 of Coffeyville passed away on January 15, 2023, at Medicalodges of Coffeyville.

 

Tommy was born on September 28, 1945, in Pueblo, CO to Charles and Dora (Thornburgh) Marlin. The family made their home in the Lenapah, OK area and that is where he graduated high school from. After high school Tommy worked in various gas stations in Miami and Grove. While helping his brother on a job site in Nevada, MO he met Jacklin Burris who was their waitress when they went to lunch at a restaurant, right away the couple knew that they would marry one another. On February 20, 1978, a very snowy day where half the guests couldn’t make it and the ones that did were stranded, the couple were united in marriage. They made their home in Coffeyville, KS where Tommy found employment in the maintenance department at the Coffeyville Community College where he worked until his retirement. In his free time, Tommy enjoyed fishing, welding, and making music. He taught himself how to play drums, guitar, and was learning the keyboard. He and his brother played in the Bobby Wayne and the Country Strings Band. Tommy loved Jesus and was a devoted Christian. He loved people and was known for telling them as such, his catchphrase was “I love ya, I really love ya.”

 

Tommy’s memories will live on with his wife Jackie, his children; Becky, April, Greg, and Tommy, several grandchildren, and his sisters; Bonnie Marlin, Ellen Diamond, Georgia Dickerson, and Edith Davenport. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings; Charlene Gillman, Frances Kelley, Rosalie June Tesh, Chuck Marlin, Billy Jack Marlin, Johnny Marlin, and Alan Marlin.

 

Honoring Tommy’s wishes, cremation will take place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home and the family will hold a memorial service at a date yet to be determined. 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.  

Roy Lavern Hodges

Roy Lavern Hodges, age 71, of Havana, Kansas passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at the Pawhuska Hospital in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.  

 

Roy or “Papa” as he was referred to by many who knew him, was born on September 4, 1951, in Independence, Kansas to Delmar B. and Cora "Margie" (Cummins) Hodges.  He grew up in Havana, Wayside, and Caney where he attended local schools earning his education.  As a young man, Roy went to work for the Barton Sawmill in Independence, Kansas.  Then in July of 1970, he proudly enlisted to serve in the United States Army.  Upon completion of his third year of active duty, Roy was awarded an honorable discharge and requested to transfer to the U.S. Army Reserves. 

 

Roy returned to southeast Kansas and soon an opportunity came up for him to apply to become a Deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and he got the job.  Roy gained life experience and personal growth.  He thought highly of the Sheriff he worked for, Art Schenk.

 

On February 20, 1976, he married his partner and best friend, Cynthia Powell.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville.  They welcomed three beautiful children into the world, Scott, Amy, and Heather. Roy adored his wife and kids.  He cherished the time he spent with them. He helped guide them through life's challenges. This helped mold them into the wonderful people they are today.

 

Roy went on to become a Firefighter for the Coffeyville Fire Department and volunteered on the Havana Rural Fire Department.  He spent 30+ years as a contract welder and pipefitter for several refineries. Roy was a member of the Havana Veterans Association for several years. Most recently, the past four years Roy has volunteered with the Caney Food Pantry.

 

Roy loved life, he was known to be a little ornery and a jokester.  He brought a smile to all those around him. He liked old cars and loved riding his Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.  Roy had a talent for working with his hands and was an excellent welder, builder, and carpenter.  He was always up for a challenge.  Most of all he loved his family and loved being surrounded by his wife, their children, and especially his grandchildren that loved their Papa unconditionally. 

 

Roy filled his whole life with acts of "Service Before Self' time and time again.  He led by example and went above and beyond for others.  He instilled these beautiful traits into his family.  All those that had the pleasure of meeting or knowing Roy would tell you he made a lasting impression on them.  He will be deeply missed by many. 

 

Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Cynthia Hodges of the home; children, Scott Hodges and wife, Lacey of Caney, Kansas, Amy Hodges of the home, Heather Francis and husband, Kendal of Coffeyville, Kansas; grandchildren, Ace Koester, Jarrett Hodges, Kolton Hodges, Sage Hodges, Sadee Hodges, JaMiah Burnett, Sidney-Lynn Burnett, Damaris Smith; a sister, Darlene Long; two brothers, Delmar “JR” Hodges and wife Debbie, Dennis Hodges and wife, Joyce all of Havana, Kansas; a cousin that he considered to be more like a brother, Clark Ryan of Caney; his kitty cat "Sissy" that he loved and spoiled along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives, and many close friends.  Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Delmar B. and Cora "Margie" Hodges, a brother, Donald Hodges, and a sister, Leila Boyd.  

 

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

 

A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the Tyro Christian Church in Tyro, Kansas.  Evangelist David Bycroft will officiate.  Evangelist Bycroft was also the officiant at Roy and Cynthia's wedding 46 years ago when the couple united as one at Tyro Christian Church.  

 

Friends may sign the guest register on Friday, January 20, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  

 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Havana Volunteer Rural Fire Dept. or to the Caney Food Pantry; these can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337.  

 

The family have entrusted David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville with arrangements.  To leave a condolence or share a memory with the family online, visit www.dwbfh.com

 

Martin Kyle Smith

Martin Kyle Smith, 64, a lifelong Dearing, Kansas resident passed away Monday, January 16, 2023, at his home.

 

He was born on September 15, 1958, at Coffeyville, Kansas to Joseph Lee and Delma E. (Lucas) Smith.  Marty grew up in Dearing where he attended Dearing Elementary School and graduated from Field Kindley High School in Coffeyville.

 

When Marty was 16, he became a junior Firefighter with the Dearing Fire Department, serving not only his community but the surrounding area became his lifetime vocation. He served as Chief of the Dearing Fire Department, and all together served his community for nearly 50 years.

 

Following high school Marty began working at Funk Manufacturing (John Deere Coffeyville Works) in the Shipping and Receiving Department where he continued to work until retiring when he was in his early 50’s.  Following his retirement, he devoted his time to helping care for his parents, the Fire Department, and the entire Dearing community.

 

Marty was a member of the Dearing Christian Church, and the Dearing Fire Department.  He loved attending Car Shows and Auctions with his children and loved collecting anything to do with fire trucks.

 

Survivors include his daughter, Heather Smith of Haskell, Oklahoma, his son, Larry Smith of Kingston, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Chazlin Smith, Shealynn Smith and Kyle Smith; two sisters, Terri Bishop and Leanna Fowler both of Dearing; and one brother, Gail Smith of Coffeyville.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Delma Smith.

 

Following Marty’s wishes cremations has taken place and a Memorial Service Celebrating his life will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 21, 2023, at the Dearing Christian Church with Pastor Jamie Regis officiating.  Following the service inurnment will be in Jefferson Cemetery northwest of Dearing.

 

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 Dearing 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.

Ronald "Craig" Thomas

Ronald “Craig” Thomas age 59 passed away unexpectedly at his home in Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

Craig was born on April 14, 1963, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Ronald “Bub” D. and Danna (Partain) Thomas.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended grade school and graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School in 1981. In his youth he played the drums in a few bands and his first job was at Bailey’s Farm Store. Craig worked several jobs in his adult hood, and even owned his own mechanic business.

 

Craig enjoyed everything there was about working on vehicles, he like the challenge of diagnosing the issue with a motor, fixing a dent or a ding, or restoring a classic with great detail in the paint and body work.  He enjoyed the company of friends that often would just hang out while he was working.  What a better way to spend his days than in the presence of his friends, his friends were important to him.

 

Craig is survived by his brother Derek Thomas and his wife Beverly; nephew Michael Thomas and wife Taryn; and a host of friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents Ronald “Bud” D. and Danna (Partain) Thomas. 

 

Craig’s family will gather for a time of reflection and farewell on Thursday, January 19, 2023, from 4 to 7 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  To leave a message of condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfburnschapel.com

Martha Lee Hyatt

Martha Lee Hyatt was received into the arms of her Lord and Savior at the age of 86 in Coffeyville, Kansas on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at Medicalodge on Midland where she and her husband have resided for several years.

 

 

 

Martha was born on June 25, 1936, to Harve A. and Gladys (Tobin) Redburn in Erie, Kansas.  Martha’s parents along with her six siblings moved several times before returning to Erie.  Martha attended grade school in rural Erie completing her education at Erie High School.

 

 

 

Martha being a beautiful young woman caught the eye of George Sherman Hyatt.  After a brief courtship, the two were wed on Christmas day in 1953, in Shaw, Kansas.  The couple just celebrated their 69th Wedding Anniversary together.  George and Martha started their home in Parsons, Kansas and moved to Caney where they resided for a few years prior to making Coffeyville there forever home.  Martha and George had five children, losing two sons at birth.

 

 

 

Martha and her family attended Coffeyville Bible Church formerly known as the Church of the Open Door.  Martha loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother, she truly enjoyed being a homemaker. She was an accomplished cake decorator and always made an elaborate celebration and special cake for her husband, children, and grandchildren for their birthdays.  Martha also enjoyed gardening, crafting, playing the piano and bird watching.

 

 

 

Martha’s family will morn her loss and will cherish God’s gift of memories. She is survived by her husband George Sherman Hyatt, they shared more years together than ever apart in this life; her children who call her mom are Craig Hyatt and wife Rose, Randy Hyatt and wife Mary, LeeAnn Williams and husband Mike; her grandchildren, Megan and Zachary Hyatt, those she loved as her own grandchildren, Holly Shupp and husband Billy, Ethan Williams and great grandchild Abigail Schupp.  In addition to her parents Martha was preceded in death by infant sons, Kenneth Wade and Phillip Wayne Hyatt; siblings Harold, Ray and Rollo Redburn, Flo Hoagland, Freda Lindquist and Merry Jovalene Heaton, grandson Johnathan Workman.

 

 

 

Funeral services celebrating Martha’s life will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 10:00 am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  She will be laid to rest next to her infant sons in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Parsons, Kansas.  Services will be streamed live under her obituary page www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com  where you may also leave an online condolence or share a memory with the family.

 

 

S. Nadine Barnett

S. Nadine Barnett, age 94, formerly of Caney, Kansas, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 9, 2023, at Medicalodges Nursing Home in Coffeyville, Kansas. 

 

Visiting hours for Nadine will be held on Friday, January 13, 2023, at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Visiting hours will continue at Tyro Christian Church in Tyro, Kansas.  The family will greet friends on Friday evening at the church from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

 

Funeral Services for Nadine will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the Tyro Christian Church.  Evangelist David Bycroft will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney, Kansas. 

 

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Tyro Christian Church Childrens Ministry; 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. 

 

The family has entrusted David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas with funeral arrangements.  To leave a condolence for the family online, visit www.dwbfh.com

 

Mary Alice (Hulseman) Scrogin


Mary Alice (Hulseman) Scrogin, a long-time Coffeyville, Kansas resident, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2023.

She passed peacefully in her sleep at the Apple Creek Nursing Home in Centerton, Arkansas where she had lived for the last 6 weeks. Prior to that, she lived with her son Larry Bowman and his wife Jan for the last year in Bella Vista, Arkansas.

Mary Alice was born to Geary J. and Opal I. (Woods) Hulseman on April 8, 1931, in Coffeyville, Kansas. She attended Coffeyville schools until her parents moved to Midwest City, Oklahoma. She attended and graduated from Midwest City High School where she played the clarinet in the school band and was a drum majorette in the marching band.  After high school she married Dale Allen Bowman and moved to Tacoma, Washington.  She and Dale divorced, and Mary moved back to Midwest City, then to Arkansas City, Kansas with her two sons to live with her mother.

In 1954 she married John E. Scrogin. In the spring of 1956, John moved the family back to Coffeyville, Kansas, where she lived until moving to Bella Vista.  Mary's first job outside of the home was as a registered x-ray technician at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.  She retired after 20 years then worked at the First National Bank of Coffeyville.  She finished her working career as a receptionist for Ford Wulf Bruns funeral home.

Mary was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She never missed a school or sporting event that involved her children or grandchildren.  She was an accomplished seamstress, crocheted many afghan blankets, and painted several still life paintings with her acrylic paints.  Mary loved raising flowers and mowing the yard with her riding mower.  She enjoyed camping and made several trips to Branson, Missouri, with her girlfriends where they would do the "shop until they dropped" routine.  While living in Bella Vista next to a golf course, she could watch the golfers tee off, and said that she learned a whole new language from those golfers.

Soon after John Scrogin passed away in August of 1990, her full-time companion was a blonde cocker spaniel named Mandy.  During the time between John's passing and her own, she raised, cared for, and spoiled four cocker spaniels that she loved dearly.

Surviving to cherish Mary's memory are her two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Dianna Bowman of Coffeyville, Kansas, and Larry and Jan Bowman of Bella Vista, Arkansas. Additional survivors include five grandchildren, four step- grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband John E. Scrogin, her parents, her brother Geary Lee Hulseman, and her nephew Geary Lee Jr.

Funeral services for Mary Alice will be held on Friday, January 13, 2023, at 2:00 pm at Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Pastor Matthew Friese of First Southern Baptist Church will be officiating.   The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at the Ford Wolf Bruns Chapel from 6 to 8 pm.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to Coffeyville Friends of Animals and may be left in care of the chapel.  Services will be streamed live under her obituary page www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com where you may also leave an online condolence or share a memory with the family.

 

Donald G. Junk

Donald G. Junk of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away at CRMC at the age of 89 on January 7, 2023.

 

Donald was born on December 30, 1933, to Floyd Edward and Lillie Ester (Phipps) Junk in Jasper, Missouri.  After completing high school in Mulberry, Kansas Donald joined the US Navy on November 1, 1951, and received an honorable discharge on October 29, 1954.  After returning to civilian life, he enrolled in Barber School in Kansas City where he completed his certificate. He then began working chair side his dad for the next 16 years in Pittsburg, after the passing of his dad he chose to change careers.  Donald then began working for printing companies for the remainder of his career, retiring from Calibrated in Columbus, Kansas.

 

Donald was married to Sherrie Adamson in 1955 and of that union two daughters were born. The couple later divorced. In 1961 he married Patricia Edwards and of that union, two more daughters were born, the couple later divorced.

 

On June 15, 1985, after a year of dating and a bit of an unusual introduction, Donald married Marcia Jacqulyn (Mott) in Pittsburg, Kansas.  The couple made their home in Pittsburg for 17 years until moving a few times settling in Coffeyville where they resided.  Donald could always make Marcia laugh even when she didn’t want to.  He always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell.  His signature terms of endearment were to give those he liked most a nickname.  One day he finally received the same endearment receiving the nickname “Turtle”.

 

Recently while in the hospital, Donald accepted Jesus as his personal Savior, being baptized right there in the hospital because that was important to him.  He was so excited to share the gospel to all that came in his room.  He and his family are so grateful for Pastor Keith Dodd for sharing the love of Jesus with him and for making the baptism possible.

 

Donald and Marcia blended their families creating a lot of love and good memories.  Donald loved his wife, his children, and his grandchildren, oh his grandchildren brought him great joy.  

 

Donald is survived by his wife Marcia of 37 ½ years; daughters Allene Bispo, Jena House, Debbie Jacobson; stepchildren Jerry Watts, Deborah Blessent, Eve Plummer; 15 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; sister Dorothy Jeffers.  He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Lillie Junk; daughter Dona Cellner; grandchild Daniel Bispo; great grandchild Shelbie Mitchell; brothers Bernard Judd, Walter Junk, Bill Mann; sisters Beulah Killingsworth, Bernice Bradley.

 

Memorial services will be held on Monday, January 16, 2023, at 1pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  Pastor Keith Dodd of Lewark Church of God will be officiating.  Donald will be honored for his service with military honors provided by US Navy and Coffeyville VFW Post 20 and American Legion Post 1022.Donald will be laid to rest at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Pittsburg, Kansas next to his father. Donald will be honored for his service with military honors provided by US Navy. Services will be streamed live under his obituary page at www.fordwulfbrunscgapel.com where you may also leave an online condolence or share a memory with the family.

Walter Lee Beeson

Walter Lee Beeson passed from this life January 6, 2023, at his home in Edna, Kansas.  Walt was born on August 12, 1952, in Coffeyville Kansas to Edwin and Fannie (Holt) Beeson.  He attended Angola Grade School and graduated from Labette County High School in 1970.  Shortly after graduation, he moved to Craig County Oklahoma to live with Ralph and Vinnia Rexwinkle and soon became a permanent member of their family.

 

Walt worked for the Union Pacific Railroad until his retirement.  He lived on Grand Lake for several years enabling him to enjoy two of his favorite pastimes, fishing and playing golf.  Another favorite activity was hunting and most winters he would return to the Rexwinkle’s for deer season.  In 2011, he moved back to Edna to live with his father.  Together they attended the Edna First Baptist Church.

 

Walt was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Elizabeth Ann Beeson and Ralph Rexwinkle.  He is survived by Vinnia Rexwinkle of Welch Oklahoma, Kay Garrett, Steve Rexwinkle, Scott Rexwinkle, Beverly (Mike) McCoach, Ryan (Crystal) Rexwinkle and their families who loved him dearly.

 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 10am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, from 6-8 pm also at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  Walter will be laid to rest near his parents in Richland Cemetery in Angola.  At the request of Walter, he wanted memorials to be made payable to either the Edna Volunteer Fire department and Edna B.E.A.R.S. in his memory, those can be left in care of the chapel. Friends may leave an online condolence or share a memory with the family.  at www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

Louis W. Lattin, "Louie"

Louis W. Lattin, “Louie” 89, of Dearing, KS passed away Friday evening December 30, 2023, at his home.  

 

Louis Wayne Lattin was born February 12, 1933. He was the only child of Orville and Goldie Lattin.  He grew up near Havana, Kansas and graduated from Havana High School in 1951. 

Louis served in the army from 1953 to 1955.  While at Fort Riley near Manhattan, he met Helen Louise DeWilde of St. George, Kansas, at a dance.  They were married on May 28, 1955 and enjoyed 65 years together. Helen preceded him in death on December 22, 2020. 

 

Louis worked for many years for Union Gas before becoming employed at the Farmland refinery in Coffeyville. He worked there as a boilermaker until his retirement in 1995.  He and Helen made their home in Dearing, KS.  Louis enjoyed working and raising cattle.  He and Helen loved to dance.  They will be fondly remembered by many who also attended area dances.  After retirement, Louis enjoyed working part time at the South Coffeyville Stockyards, helping others with their livestock, and his canine companion, Zeke. 

 

Survivors include his children, Debra Reilly (Phil) of Cherryvale, Robert Lattin (Cheryl) of Independence, and Terri Chamberlain (Mike) of Shawnee, KS; grandchildren, Torie Schrick (Paul) of Colby, Mary Reilly of Chanute, Josie Messenger (Ian) of South Haven, Adam Lattin (Alexis) of Miami, OK, Emily Lattin of Lenexa, Drew Johnson, Harper Woltering of Shawnee; and bonus granddaughter, Sam Allen of Cherryvale, six great grandchildren, along with numerous extended relatives and close friends.  

 

A Viewing/Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Thursday, Jan 5, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

The Funeral Service will be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Cherryvale, KS at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2023, with interment in the St. Francis Xavier cemetery. 

 

Memorials Contributions may be made to the Coffeyville Friends of Animals or to St. Joseph Catholic School in Oakley, where the great grandchildren attend school; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337.  

 

The family has entrusted David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, KS to conduct funeral arrangements.  To leave a condolence for the family online, visit www.dwbfh.com.

 

Clinton Devon Burnett

Clinton Devon Burnett, 41 of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center on Sunday, December 25, 2022, after battling a long illness.

 

 

 

Clinton was born on July 19, 1981, to Carmen La Rayne Burnett and Johnny Ausler.  He began his education at Whittier Elementary School in Coffeyville and graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School in 2000.  He attended Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas, where his focus was on radio broadcasting.  As a teenager Clint invested a great deal of his time into sports.  He was a natural athlete and loved to play basketball, but his biggest passion was running track and field.

 

 

 

Clint developed an early interest in employment securing his first job in 1997.  Clint dedicated several years of his employment in home healthcare until mid-2022.

 

Clint was a proud father and loved his children deeply.  He was also an amazing uncle to his nieces and nephews. He was a big movie buff, he looked forward to the newest release and had a broad interest in movies.  Clint was known to watch a movie several times and was able to recall one liners from lots of movies.

 

 

 

Clint is survived by his children, Mya J. Burnett, Jada N. Burnett, Izanea L. Davis; father Johnny Ausler; brothers Ramon Burnett and wife Vanessa, Antonio Burnett, William BJ Kendall; grandmother Ethel Colbert; 19 nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles and friends.   He is proceeded in death by his mom Carmen La Rayne Burnett and nephew Markell Burnett.

 

 

 

Memorial service will be held on Friday, January 6, 2023, at 1pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  Clint will be laid to rest by his mother in Fairview Cemetery. Services will be streamed live under his obituary page at www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com  where you may also leave an online condolence or share a memory with the family.

 

 

 

Judy A. Taylor

Judy A. Taylor, age 78 of Iola, Kansas passed from this life on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at her home with loved ones near.

April Fools in 1944 wasn't a day for fooling around when a spit fired little girl entered this world.   On Saturday, April 1, 1944, in Coffeyville, Kansas Wilbert Oja and Bertha Mae (Dodson) Strickland had a beautiful baby girl they named Judy Ann.  Judy lived her life full of energy and full of artistry.  She attended local schools in Coffeyville.

Judy was a strong willed, independent, and determined woman, often to a fault.  That willful personality gave her the drive to own and operate her own attendant care business, JT Homecare, while making their home and helping raise her Granddaughter, Nicole.

On April 18, 1989, she married her husband of thirty-three years in Coffeyville, KS. Shortly after their marriage, they made their home in Iola, Kansas where they currently reside.

Judy and John fought for services to be implemented for those who suffer from Mental Health disorders at the state level in Topeka for many years.  They did this largely because of Judy's son and knew the need for help.  Because of her determination and never backing down from a challenge, many of the services offered today are because of that dedication.

Judy was a truly gifted artist, if you left something lying around too long you would find Judy either drawing or painting on it. She loved to spend ours coloring and drawing with her grandchildren. Judy loved her grandchildren deeply, often encouraging them to explore the outdoors and even to get a little dirty.

Many will remember Judy for the fierce love she had for her sons, husband, grandchildren, and close relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws), including so many life-long friends. She will be remembered for not being afraid to speak her mind, for loving the outdoors and for the beautiful artwork she created. She will also be remembered for the assistance provided to many so they could remain at home a little longer.  What a blessing she was to her family, friends, and community.

Those treasuring the memories they will carry for the rest of their life of Judy is her husband John of the home; sons Mike Shook (Dalena), Mark Weeks (Kristen), David Weeks, stepdaughter Jessica Baker (Sam); brothers, Kenneth Oja (Mary) Robert Oja, Gary Oja (Rosalie); sisters Janine Basso (Albert), Cheryl Elias (Jeffery); eight grandchildren, Megan Page (Ronnie), Nicole Shook, Kyle Shook (Kelsey), Heather Shook, Laray Taylor, Piper Weeks, Raylynn Baker and Harper Weeks and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two of her sons Tommy Joe Strickland, Stacy Shook and her stepson Gene Taylor; her parents and brother James Oja.


Memorial services will be held on Monday, January 9, 2023, at 1pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, Kansas with Pastor Matt Bycroft of Rivertree Christian Church in Iola officiating.   The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and may be left in care of the chapel.   Judy will be laid to rest in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Services will be streamed live under her obituary page at www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com where you may also leave an online condolence or share a memory with the family.




 

Ellen Lorraine Sewell

Friday, December 30, 2022, in Coffeyville, Kansas was the day that our family's heart was broken in the loss of Ellen Lorraine Sewell. She was a wonderful wife, amazing mother, fantastic grandmother, loving aunt, and wonderful friend to many.  There aren't words to ever express how deeply she loved or how deeply she was loved.

 

 

Ellen was born on February 2, 1951, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Luther and Lillian (Allen) McDowell.  She attended school in Cherryvale completing her education at Independence Community Junior College. Ellen worked at Standard Motors except for a few years that she was employed at the Copan Handy Mart. After retirement she volunteered at the Coffeyville Salvation Army.

 

 

Ellen was married to her husband Joe Sewell of fifty-one years on September 11, 1971, in Cherryvale, Kansas at the United Methodist Church.  The couple made their home in Caney, Kansas moving to Coffeyville in 2007 where they still reside.   Joe and Ellen had two sons Brian, and Clint.  Ellen was the mother that spoiled her children greatly and the grandchildren even more.  She was that mother that cheered her son's on loudly at any of their sporting events. They always knew she was watching the game or wrestling match because they could hear her loud and clear.

 

 

Ellen was a longtime member of Wayside Christian, a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, an avid Chiefs football fan always watching the game and recorded the game to watch it again and again.  She enjoyed bowling and loved to travel, making life an adventure.  She never met a stranger always striking up a conversation with fellow travelers and finding a new friend before their departure.   She was a faithful friend and had a golden heart that would have given her last dime to help anyone in need.

 

 

Ellen loved big and lived life to the fullest and those who will miss her most is her husband, Joe Sewell of the home; sons Brian Sewell and his wife Erika, Clint Sewell; grandchildren Calvin, Cade, Caleb Sewell and Eisley Sewell; sister Dorothy Whitaker.  She was preceded by her parents Luther and Lillian (Allen) McDowell, sister Janet Newkirk and grandson Cody Sewell.

 

Funeral services will be held at10 am on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, from 6-8pm also at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Memorial Contributions can be made payable to:  Wayside Christian Church or American Cancer Society and left in care of the chapel.  Services will be streamed live under her obituary page at www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com where you may also leave an online condolence or share a memory with the family.

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