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Obituaries Archives for 2023-11

Ramona Marie (Pullins) Miller

Ramona Marie (Pullins) Miller was born July 4, 1977 in Blythe, CA, to Sandra Kay (LaForte) and Samuel Edward Pullins. She joined her Heavenly Father and her son Jackson on November 24, 2023 in St. Louis, MO, surrounded by family and friends.


Ramona is survived by her daughter Zoe Miller, Zoe’s father, Travis Miller (Mara Strycharz), mother Sandra Pullins (Ted Fleetwood), and sister Rhonda Pullins all of Nixa, MO; her brother, Ryan Pullins (Christina) of Ozark, MO; sister Candi Wilson of Phoenix, AZ; brother Chris Wilson of Blythe, CA; sister Keri Fleetwood of Rogersville, MO; and paternal grandmother Hazel Pullins of Coffeyville, KS. She is also survived by three uncles, and three aunts, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends who loved her dearly, especially her best friend, Tiffany Whittington of Ozark, MO.


She is preceded in death by her son Jackson Miller in 2008, her father Eddie Pullins in1994, her brother Tyler Rambo in 2017, her maternal grandparents, and her paternal grandfather.


Ramona graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School in Coffeyville, KS, in 1995. She attended MSU in Springfield, MO. She worked for many years for Bailey Quarry in their office.


Ramona also co-owned small businesses along the way, making money to take Zoe on special mother/daughter trips over the years. Some of these trips included multiple trips to Disneyland, Niagara Falls, Minnesota to the Mall of America, New Orleans, Kentucky, Sedona, AZ, Colorado, St. Louis, Kansas City to see Taylor Swift (yes, she was a Swiftie), and the last trip they took together to Hawaii. This was Ramona’s dream trip. It was fulfilled by a generous gift from Ally’s Wish.


Ramona fought stage-4, triple-negative breast cancer for many years.She worked with the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, participating in their annual fashion show for three years. Her inspiration helped many other women in their battles with breast cancer.


Zoe was her everything. She often referred to Zoe as her best friend. She loved her more than any other person in the world, and Zoe loved her “to the moon and to Saturn” (T. Swift, Seven). They had an extra special relationship that will be hard to duplicate.


Service for Ramona Miller will be held Saturday, December 2 at 10am at North Point Church in Nixa, MO, with Pastor Jeremy Alvarez officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Selmore Cemetery.

Barbara Ann McCord

Barbara Ann McCord, 84, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2023, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.


She was born on February 10, 1939, in Coffeyville to Rayfield H. and Ella P. (Smith) Benning.  Barbara grew up on the family farm in east of Coffeyville in Labette County where she attended Snow Hill School, she attended and graduated from Labette County Community HIgh School in Altamont, Kansas.  She continued her education at Kansas State College in Pittsburg (now Pittsburg State University) receiving a bachelor's degree

 and master's degree in education.  


Barbara's career as a 3rd-grade teacher at Edna Grade School was more than a job; it was a calling. Her passion for her students and their success was a cornerstone of her life. She approached her work with a dedication that was unrivaled, pouring her heart and soul into nurturing the minds and characters of the next generation. Barbara's impact extends far beyond the classroom walls, touching the lives of countless students and colleagues. Upon her retirement, Barbara remained in Edna, Kansas, where she continued to be a cherished member of the community.


She was a lifelong member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville, and longtime member of Holy Name Altar Society.  Barara enjoyed being a member of Futurama Investment Club, Edna Bears and Edna Echo groups. Barbara volunteered her time as a cook at the Edna Senior Center and sold many pies at various fund raising events in Edna.


Barbara is survived by her loving family, including her stepdaughter Debra Jo (Vince) Mangels, stepson Kent (Cindy) McCord, granddaughters Dana Means, Raina Mangels, Alyssa McCord, great-granddaughter Dani Means, and grandson River Means, her sisters Beth Stevenson, Jo Briggs, Jeanne (Jerry) Klein, her nieces Susan (Joe) Newman, Kim Baker, Ramona (Michael) Hagerty, and her nephews Leon (Cami) Hills, Norman (Deana) Hills. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rayfield and Ella Benning, her beloved husband, Wilbur H. "Jim" McCord, and stepson, Dale McCord.


Visitation will be held at David W. Barnes Funeral Home on Monday, December 4, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..


The Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Monday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville.


Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at Holy Name Catholic Church, with Father James Schibi officiating.  Burial will follow in North Edna Cemetery in Edna, Kansas.


The family suggests memorials to the Edna Community Scholarship Fund; 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.


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

Edwin "Ed" Joe Beason

Edwin "Ed" Joe Beason, 81, a devoted husband, father, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 24, 2023, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.


He was born on November 17, 1942, in Independence, KS, to Donald Marion and Ruth Aileen (Gudgen) Beason.  Ed grew up in the Hale Community northeast of Sedan, Kansas where he attended grade school and graduated from Sedan High School. He went on to attend Kansas State University where he received his bachelor's degree in Agronomy. He later received his master’s degree in Agronomy from Iowa State University.


Ed lived a life that was full of love, dedication, and service to others. He was a thoughtful man who cherished his family, his community, and his work. His talents were many, but his passion for agriculture stood out the most. Ed was a retired agronomist who dedicated his life to the field of agriculture. His commitment to his work was a reflection of his love for the land and the people it sustained.


Ed is survived by his loving wife, Nina Beason, whom he married on July 2, 1998. Their union was a testament to their enduring love and partnership. Ed's legacy will continue to live on through his children Jeffrey (Desirae) Beason, Stephanie (Will) Tucker, Rebecca (Roger George) Beason, Chad (Gaile) Cole, Lee (Kristen) Cole, and KY (Kimberly) Cole; eighteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Herbert (Jeanie) Beason and James (Diana) Beason. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Ruth Beason.


A visitation for Ed will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.


A funeral service will be on Friday, December 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the Bible Baptist Church, located at 701 West 4th Street, Coffeyville, Kansas with Pastor Daniel Knight officiating. Burial will follow in the Hale Cemetery northeast of Sedan.


The family suggests memorials in Ed’s memory to the Bible Baptist Church; 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.


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


Roy Dale Beckwith

Roy Dale Beckwith, age 75, of Dearing, Kansas passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, November 27, 2023. 


Roy was born on March 5, 1948, in Wann, Oklahoma, a loving husband, funny dad, talented machinist, and creative soul, Roy lived life to the fullest with his heart full of joy and hands full of tools. He was drafted into the United States Army where proudly served his country in Vietnam, Roy transferred into the Army National Guard and served a total of 23 years when he retired with an honorable discharge.


Roy spent his professional life at Acme Foundry, where he honed his skills as a machinist and retired after 42 years of dedicated service. Despite the hard work, he never lost his sparkle, often lightening the mood with a joke or a kind word. Most importantly, Roy was a loving family man. He was a devoted husband to his wife, Joann Beckwith, whom he married on March 26, 1971. Their love story was one for the ages, enduring and inspiring.


Roy was more than just a machinist. He was a jack-of-all-trades, with a knack for making and rebuilding things, working on small motors, and leatherworking. His talent for drawing was unmatched, and his creativity shone through everything he did. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Edna, Kansas, where he brought a sense of camaraderie and joy. But it was not just his hobbies and skills that made Roy special. It was his love for life and people. His home was often resounded with laughter as he hosted friends and family, telling jokes and sharing stories. Roy liked to fill his days with fishing, hunting, and leatherworking.


Roy is survived by his wife, Joann Beckwith of the home, his children, Dalenia Adame or Florida, Melissa Annette Beckwith of Coffeyville Kansas, and Kristi Beckwith of Coffeyville, Kansas, one grandchild, his siblings, Gary Beckwith of Coffeyville, Kansas, Frank Tosh of Coffeyville, Kansas, Tony Tosh of Edna, Kansas, Michael Tosh of Tyro, Kansas, and Elizabeth Tosh of Bristow, Oklahoma, along with numerous extended relatives and many friends.  They will remember him for his humorous side and unconditional love. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Anna Bell Tosh, and his sisters, Robin Hansen and Laura Douglas.


Following Roy's wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.  No public services are scheduled at this time.  The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association; 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. 


Roy's love, laughter, and legacy will continue to live on in those who knew him, loved him, and were loved by him. We invite you to share your memories of Roy, his jokes, his tales, and his creations on his memorial page at   Your photos will serve as a reminder of the joy and laughter he brought into our lives.



Judith Kay White

Judith Kay White, known affectionately to all as Judy, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at Jane Phillips Hospital in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 


Judy was born on May 19, 1942, in the quaint town of Cedar Vale, Kansas. For 81 years, she lived a life that was as rich and heartening as the dinner rolls she was famous for making. A loving wife, exceptional mother, and adored grandmother, Judy was a beacon of warmth and affection, illuminating the lives of all around her. Her unabashed love for her family was her guiding star, steering her through life's many twists and turns.


On October 19, 1958, she was united in marriage to Tommy White in Coffeyville, Kansas where the couple made their home, built their family and raised their kids. Judy was a dedicated OB nurse at CRMC, where she comforted and supported countless new mothers until her retirement in 2004. She was also an active member of the CRMC Auxiliary, a testament to her unwavering commitment to her community. Not one to be idle in her retirement, Judy filled her years with her beloved hobbies. She was an avid crocheter, creating blankets for her loved ones, she liked watching and photographing wild birds, and enjoyed going fishing. Judy's love for life was infectious, and you could always find her crafting, doing puzzles, playing cards, or shouting answers at her favorite game shows. She was proud of her achievements in bowling, having placed in State Bowling Tournaments on several occasions, and loved taking trips to Branson, Missouri.


She is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Tommy White of the home, her loving daughters, Sheryl Church, Gina Willis and husband, John 'Steve', and Carmen Ragan all of Coffeyville, Kansas, grandchildren, Brandon (Maria) White, Mariah (Justin) Veach, Mindy (Dallas) Espe, Kayanna (Bryan) Adams, Tiffani (Jordan) Hills, Judy Willis, Derek (Alexis) Ragan, Lexi Ragan, and Alyssa Ragan; step-grandchildren, Lisa Sasse, Dustin Willis and Michael Canevit; great-grandchildren, Frankie, Kiley, Ethan, Brooklyn, Harley, Kristen, Hunter, Natalie and Gianna; a sister, Joyce Ann Lutz and husband, Don of Lane, Kansas, along with numerous extended relatives and many friends. 


Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Nova Hestand; her dear son, Jeffrey White; her brother, Jerry Hestand, and her sister, Jannis Powell.


Cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 


A Memorial Service will be held for Judy on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Assembly of God in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Pastor Randy DePriest will officiate. 


The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the CRMC Auxiliary; 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.


Judy's life was full of love and laughter, and she will be deeply missed. We invite you to leave your memories of Judy and upload photos to her memorial page at  to celebrate the remarkable life she lived.

Wilmoth "Frances" Wooten

Wilmoth “Frances" Wooten, a loving and spirited matriarch, departed this world on Friday, November 17, 2023, at Medicalodge Nursing Home in Coffeyville, Kansas. 


Frances was born in Amagon, Arkansas, on January 30, 1933, to J.H. and Liza (Smalley) Miller. She grew up in Arkansas and Oklahoma where she attended school. 


On April 14, 1951, she married the love of her life, Jim “Jimmy” T. Wooten in Sequoyah, Oklahoma.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their family.  Jimmy preceded her in death on November 7. 2008. 


Frances' lifelong dedication was evident in her work. When her kids were little, she worked for Electra. For a time, she provided in-home health care for others. She worked many devoted years as a dietary aide in the cafeteria at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. Frances also provided childcare, she watched over countless little ones growing up in the family, especially her grandkids, great-grandkids and great-great grandkids.  She impacted many lives with her selfless love and nurturing. But her impact extended beyond her professional and familial roles. She was an avid adventurer who loved to go fishing and embark on spontaneous trips with her husband and best friend, Jim. She loved to cook, her favorite comfort food was cornbread and milk, and sweets in general. She was a fierce rummy player who loved a good game.


Above all, Frances was an inspiring woman of faith, living for the Lord every day of her life as a lifelong member of the Lewark Church of God in Coffeyville. She was part of 16 sets of 5-generations.  Her memory will continue to live on in the hearts of all those who were lucky enough to know her. Frances leaves behind a rich legacy, being the absolute best mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, one could ever ask for.


Surviving to cherish her memory is her son, J.D. Wooten and wife, Lesa of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, daughters, Marilyn Means of Coffeyville, Kansas, Sherry Hall and husband, Rev. Jimmy Hall of Murphy, North Carolina, Marla Pugh and husband, Richard of Caney, Kansas; fifteen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren, siblings, Eddie Miller and Von Decker of Waco, Texas, along with many more extended relatives and friends. 


She was preceded in death by her parents, J.H. and Liza Miller; her husband, Jimmy Wooten; daughters, Lois Hull and Sandy Sliva; a great-granddaughter, Lauren Phillips, great-great-granddaughter, Lilith Anderson, two great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Alta Wilkins, William “Bill” Miller, Ruby Goyer twin brothers, James D. and Richard Miller and her twin brother, Frank Miller. 


A Visitation will be held on Monday, November 20, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  The family will be present Monday evening at the funeral home to greet friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 


Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at the Lewark Church of God in Coffeyville at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at the Washington Cemetery near Claremore, Oklahoma. 


The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337. 


We invite you to share your memories, stories, and photographs of Frances on her memorial page at  Your contributions will serve as a comforting reminder of the vibrant, caring, and courageous woman she was.

Tina Sue Logan

Tina Sue Logan,, age 65, of Coffeyville, Kansas, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, November 10, 2023, at her home. 


In place of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the Tina Logan Memorial Scholarship, managed by the Coffeyville Community College Foundation.


Tina was born on December 17, 1957, in Sedalia, Missouri, to Morris and Jacqueline Joan (Bingaman) Brown. She grew up in Sedalia, where she attended local schools and graduated from Smith-Cotton High School.  She continued her education at Coffeyville Community College and Pittsburg State University. 


On June 4, 1978, she united in marriage to Jeffrey Logan in Sedalia, Missouri. The couple made their home in Coffeyville until 1987, when they moved to Sedalia for eight years. Later, they returned to Coffeyville, where they’ve lived ever since.  Of that union, three children were born: Jadee, Jesse, and Janel.  In addition to helping care for their family and home, Tina worked for the Coffeyville Community College Technical School as a Business Technology instructor and finished her career as an IT Professional at Coffeyville Resources.


Tina was a member of the First Christian Church in Sedalia and attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Coffeyville.  She was a member of the P.E.O. and an advisor for Business Professionals of America students at Coffeyville Community College.  Her hobbies included gardening, cooking, canning, crafting, and vinyl creations. Most of all, Tina loved spending time with her family and friends and spoiling her grandkids.


Surviving to honor her memory is her loving husband, Jeff Logan of the home, daughter, Jadee Logan (Dustin Andrews) of Coffeyville, Kansas, son, Jesse Logan (Leigh) of McKinney, Texas, daughter, Janel Warmington (Sheldon) of Portland, Oregon, grandchildren, Jayden Logan-Woods, James Warmington, Taylor Logan, Atticus Andrews and Wade Logan, her father, Morris Brown of Sedalia, Missouri, sisters, Bonnie Anderson of Bates City, Missouri and Holly Lenz of Lone Elm, Missouri along with numerous extended relatives and many friends.  Tina was preceded in death by her mother, Jacqueline Joan Brown, and her paternal and maternal grandparents. 


Tina was known for her magnetic smile and friendly demeanor, and she never met a stranger. If you left Tina’s home hungry, that was on you, because she loved to host and feed her loved ones.


Following Tina’s wishes, cremation will take place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 


A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Holy Name Catholic Church Gymnasium on November 18, 2023 at 2 p.m. 


To leave memories, pictures, or condolences for the family online, visit   In place of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the Tina Logan Memorial Scholarship, managed by the Coffeyville Community College Foundation.


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


Leonard Howard

Leonard Howard, age 86 passed surrounded by family at The Journey Home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on Wednesday, November 8, 2023.

Leonard is one of six children born to Ansel and Ethena (Holeman) Howard in rural Coffeyville in the family home on January 27, 1937. Leonard grew up exploring the countryside and attended school in Coffeyville where he completed his education. On his 19th birthday he enlisted in the US Air Force where he served 4 years and 3 months before receiving his honorable discharge.

Upon returning home he pursued being an entrepreneur, building and opening Lenn's Drive In at 1411 W. 8th Street in Coffeyville and later relocating at 1103 W. 11th until closing in 1975.  Many blessings came from owning Lenn's Drive In, but the biggest blessing was working side by side with his wife, Carolyn.  The couple were married on August 2, 1965, and shared 51 years of marriage together and raised four children.  Carolyn passed exactly seven years prior to Leonard on November 8, 2016.

After closing Lenn's Drive In, Leonard pursued a course of study in Industrial Electronics from SEK Vo-Tec while working at Jensen International from 1987 to 1992. He managed all this along with purchasing homes for property management and opening Howard Video Games, leasing out arcade gaming machines of all the popular games of the 1980's. If that was not enough, he also completed heating and refrigeration courses to become certified in Heat and Air installation and repair. He then opened the fourth business, Howard's Heat and Refrigeration. He was very handy in building and designing mechanical operating devices.  Such as the design and engineering of a towering unicycle and motorized bicycle with a unique motor component. His mechanical and building skills allowed him to make most repairs to the homes he owned and to the arcade games. He also enjoyed leather tooling and making wallets. His daughter Wendy remembers thinking when she was younger that all dads could fix anything.  As an adult she realized just how lucky they all were that their dad was so talented.  He was a jack of all trades.

As a young boy Leonard attended church at the First Assembly of Coffeyville where he alongside his family and others worked on the construction of the new building. He recently shared the story that his job was to bolt the chairs to the floor in the sanctuary.

Leonard was a giving man, he showed love and grace to many people beyond his family that he treasured and loved deeply.  He was generous to a fault.

In addition to his God gifted talents and interest, Leonard loved a good game of chess. He was the president of the Coffeyville Chess club and enjoying good competition against fellow players. His son Vincent never lost to his dad, primarily because he won the only game, he ever played against him. Vincent wanted to maintain his bragging rights.

Leonard's greatest passion was spending quality time with his family; he cherished his wife Carolyn up to death did them part.  The love for his children Vincent Howard, Preston Howard, Debra Axon and Wendy and her husband Emmet Riley was immeasurable; grandchildren he adored Sherri Riley, Courtney Riley, Erica Beck, Meghan Riley, MaeJaun Sutton, Kodi Howard, Katie Axon, Christine Axon and Kari Sinclair; his great grandchildren were very dear to him, Allison Gailey, Katy Risley, Stella Riley and Mason Beck; his loving sister, Margaret Higgins and brothers-in-law Robert Crites and John Dake who he loved and respected and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members.

In addition to his wife, and his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Harry Howard, James "Jim" Howard, Mary Crites, and Helen Dake.

The family has asked that you join them on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville at 2 pm to Celebrate Leonard's life. Visit  to leave an online condolence, share a memory or view services.


Darrell Eugene Thompson

Darrell Eugene Thompson of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma crossed into Heaven on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.


Darrell was born to John and Edna Thompson on November 13, 1938 at Altamont, Kansas.  The family moved to Oklahoma where Darrell attended Snow Creek Grade School.  They then moved to Coffeyville, Kansas where he attended Field Kindley High School and Labette County High School at Altamont, Kansas, graduating with the class of 1957.  Darrell furthered his education for two years at Coffeyville Community College.


Darrell worked for the Railroad before proudly serving his country.  He was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood Army Base in Missouri for 6 months of training followed by six years of service with the Army National Guard Reserves.


Darrell met the love of his life, Rowena Hine at the Edna Café where she was working as a waitress.  The couple were united in marriage on November 19, 1961 in Alluwe, Oklahoma with his aunt, Minnie Thompson as their officiant.  The couple would have celebrated their 62nd Anniversary on the 19th of this month.


The couple made their home in Fort Scott, Kansas where Darrell worked at Whiteside IGA for 39 years.  After his retirement, the couple moved to South Coffeyville, Oklahoma where Darrell loved to ride motorcycles with his son, Steve and their other buddies on many long and short road trips to several states.  He enjoyed hand crafting leather beaded belts and bracelets and working jigsaw puzzles.  He liked softball, basketball and football games and would attend when he could; he also enjoyed attending the local Interstate Fair and Rodeo.


Darrell was a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Coffeyville.  He was a great man who didn’t know a stranger and made friends wherever he would go.  He will be dearly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.


Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Rowena Thompson of the home, son, Steve Thompson and wife, Cindy of Caney, Kansas, brother, Johnie L. Thompson of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and many close friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Edna Thompson and sisters, Colene Dillon and Carolyn Selcho.


 Following Darrell’s wishes, cremation will take place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Fellowship in Coffeyville.  Pastor Doug Mund will officiate.


The family suggest memorial contributions can be made to Grace Fellowship; 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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Kathy C. Summers

Kathy C. Summers, 70, Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Monday, November 6, 2023, at St. John’s Hospital in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. A public visitation will be held for friends and family on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. followed by cremation.


Kathy was born October 5, 1953, in Parsons, Kansas, to Charles and Margaret (Laswell) Witt. At the age of five, the family moved to Coffeyville, Kansas where she attended Garfield Elementary School and graduated from Field Kindley High School. Following high school, Kathy attended Pittsburg State University before moving to Burns Flat, Oklahoma.  On June 1, 1974, Kathy married Stephen J. Summers; the couple made their home in Coffeyville, Kansas. Kathy was a homemaker and babysitter. Her hobbies included quilting, crafts, ceramics, knitting, crocheting, gardening, and growing Iris’s.


Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Mother-in-law Mary Catherine Summers, Sister-in-Law Donna Mary Summers, one daughter Amanda Kay, and great niece Kaelyn Kendrick. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Stephen of the home, one son James “Jim” and wife Shannon Summers, Coffeyville, Kansas; two sisters, Paula A. Phillips, San Antonio, Texas; Sheryl A. Kendrick and husband Steve, Coffeyville, Kansas; and two grandchildren, Jillian Summers, and Carson Summers, one brother-in-law Theodore J. Summers, Coffeyville, Kansas; and many extended family and friends.


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Mary Jean "Jeanne" Walterscheid

Mary Jean “Jeanne” Walterscheid, 87, died November 7, 2023, at Medicalodge Midland.


She was born on November 25, 1935, in Coffeyville, Kan., the second daughter of Geraldine (Thornbrugh) and L.P. James “Jim” Walterscheid.


Jeanne was known in her childhood neighborhood as quite the “handy girl,” helping neighbors with various household projects, repairs, and lawn/garden projects.


She was a lifetime member of Holy Name Catholic Church, Coffeyville, involved with various activities including the church Altar Society.


Jeanne graduated from Holy Name Catholic School in 1949, Roosevelt Junior High in 1950, and Field Kindley High School in 1953, where she was a member of the band, honor society, and Girls Drum and Bugle Corps (tenor drum). She journeyed to Lawrence, Kan., and graduated in 1957 from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. In 1971, she graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Education from the Kansas State College of Pittsburg (Pittsburg State Univ.) Her teaching career included Topeka and Salina, Kan., where she taught Physical Education at both local high schools.


In the 1970s, Jeanne returned to Coffeyville and began employment at her family’s business, Isham TruValue Hardware, where she shared her knowledge of tools, plumbing, paint, nuts, bolts, pipe, pipe fittings, household goods, and lawn/garden equipment. She enjoyed serving customers, and the challenge of providing solutions to their needs. Knowing problems happen when least expected, Jeanne was quick to answer the phone after hours with an ever-faithful reply, “Meet me at Isham’s in 10 minutes, and let’s see what I can do to help.” Jeanne worked at Isham’s for 50+ years.


Jeanne and her two sisters, Jane Ellen “Dinger” Catone, and Jerry Ann Liebert, acquired partial ownership of Isham TruValue Hardware Store (the oldest hardware store west of the Mississippi River and the oldest retail business in Coffeyville since 1870) through their deceased father’s estate. The three sisters obtained full ownership in 1995. Jeanne was an integral part of the business and served as President until the time of her death. Isham’s was truly the love of her life.


Her hobbies included: reading, tennis, badminton, bird watching, and horseback riding. Her horse, Mickey, was kept in the field known today as Candy Cane Lane just a few blocks from the Walterscheid family home, and where she eventually took residence.


Jeanne’s nephew, nieces, and great nephews and nieces describe her as, “The Fun Aunt.” She loved them as her own, and they affectionately gave her the name, “Aunt Neenie.” She took them on many fun outings such as bird watching, fishing, shooting BB guns, bicycling, ice cream trips in her truck, Honda moped rides, and taught them how to use all sorts of tools and gadgets. She even taught them many mischievous habits such as stealing spoonfuls of chocolate chip cookie dough from the refrigerator.


Another claim to fame is naming her little sister, “Dinger.” When Jeanne was a little girl, she took her new baby sister on a stroller ride through the neighborhood. She approached the postman and said, “Look at my new baby sister!” and he replied, “Well…that’s a humdinger!” When they returned home, Jeanne pointed to her new baby sister and said to her parents, “This is a dinger!” And that is how Jane Ellen (Walterscheid) Catone became known as “Dinger.”


Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, grandmother Alice Thornbrugh (who lived with the family), sister Geraldine “Jerry” Ann Liebert, and brother-in laws Albert C. Liebert and John Catone.


Survivors include: sister Jane Ellen “Dinger” Catone, Coffeyville, niece Ann Marie (Tim) Vannoster, Coffeyville, nephew James Anthony “Jim” (Carrie) Catone, North Huntington, Pen., niece Caroline (Brad) Law, Lenexa, Kan., niece Mary Liebert (Les Pritt), Bixby, Okla, niece Carol Ann (Chris) Oneslager, Colwich, Kan., niece Jane Ellen Liebert, Lansing, Kan., cousin Tom Franken, Coffeyville, and cousin Pete (Nancy) Walterscheid, Coffeyville. Also surviving are 11 great nieces and nephews: Kari (Jameson) Vannoster-Price, Maria Catone, Olivia Oneslager, Katie Vannoster, Sophia Oneslager, Alayna Law, Johnny Catone, A.J. Franklin, Will Franklin, Megan Law, and Jack Franklin. She leaves behind her special furry friends Misty and Rocky.


Visitation is Sunday, November 12 at Holy Name Catholic Church, 408 Willow Street, Coffeyville, Kan., 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm with a rosary beginning at 6:00 pm.


Mass of Christian Burial is Monday, November 13 at 10:00 am at Holy Name Catholic Church with Rev. James Schibi as officiant. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Coffeyville.


With her love for Holy Name School and education, the family requests donations to “Holy Name Catholic School,” 406 Willow Street, Coffeyville, KS 67337. Please write “Jeanne Walterscheid Memorial” in the memo line.


Jeanne grew to love those who cared for her at Windsor Assisted Living (now Gran Villa), Medicalodge Midland, Harry Hines Hospice, and Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. She would often reach for their hand and say, “Thanks, kid. I love you.” The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to those who cared for Jeanne these last 18 months. Thank you for going above and beyond with your love and compassion especially during her final days. 


Condolences may be expressed by visiting  Funeral arrangements provided by David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 Cline Road, Coffeyville, Kan., (620) 251-6008.

Robert F. Harris

Robert F. Harris of Coffeyville passed away surrounded by his family at his home on Saturday, November 4, 2023.


He was born July 2, 1935, in rural Oswego, Kansas to Joseph R. and Margaret (Ruttgen) Harris. He attended Gore Grade School, Oswego High School, and graduated from Labette County Community High School in Altamont in 1955. While at LCCHS, he met Martha A. Adams, and the couple was married in 1956.


Robert started working at Cessna in Wichita after graduation and after five years moved Coffeyville where he began working for Funk Mfg. Co.  HE retired from John Deere Coffeyville Works after 34 years.  He enjoyed his retirement on the farm. He was a member of Central Church of the Nazarene where he served in many capacities.


He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.


He is survived by his wife, Martha of the home; four children, Gary (Lori) Harris, David (DeeAnn) Harris, Janet (Tony) Stussy, and Mark (Kerie) Harris. In addition to his wife and children, he has eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be on Thursday, November 9, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will greet friends on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


Graveside Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 10, 2023, at the Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville with Pastor David Warren of Topeka, Kansas officiating.


The family suggests memorials to the Charity of the Donor's Choice; 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.


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

Dr. Stephen A. Miller D.O.


Dr. Stephen A. Miller D.O., of Coffeyville, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A dedicated and empathetic OB GYN, Stephen was a beloved figure in his community, known for his compassionate spirit and the love he held for his family. He was a pillar of strength and kindness, an inspiring presence to all who knew him. Throughout his life, Stephen dedicated himself to his faith, his profession, and his loved ones, making a lasting, positive impact on countless lives.


He was born on February 9, 1947 in Hamburg, Iowa, to Guy and Ruth (Newton) Miller.

Steve grew up and attended school in Joplin, Missouri graduating from Joplin High School. Steve was in the first graduating class of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, he received his master's degree from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas and received his doctorate degree from Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine.  After completing Medical School he served as a doctor in the U.S. Navy stationed at Naval Hospitals in Hawaii, San Diego, California and Lemoore, California, after being discharged from the Navy Dr. Miller opened his medical practice in Coffeyville in June of 1987.


Stephen was a loving husband to Paula Miller, with whom he shared 20 years of marriage. He was a devoted father and grandfather, who cherished spending time with his children and grandchildren. Stephen was also a passionate sports enthusiast and an avid supporter of the Kansas City Chiefs. He relished in the joy of fishing, hunting, and coaching his children in baseball. Stephen's love for his family was evident in everything he did, and he was deeply proud of his children and grandchildren. His legacy of love and dedication will live on through them.


Stephen is survived by his wife, Paula; his children, Kimberly (Jonathan) Sims and children, Carter and Grant, Suzie (David) Powell and children, Brian, Scott, and Madison, Timothy (Amanda) Miller and children, Tyler, Zach, and Macyn, Bryan (Carissa Walsh) Miller and child, Austin, Brian Hefley and children, Ashlyn(Hunter) Turrell, and Lisa (Bryan) Lang and children, Hayden, Hudson, and Harper; bonus grandchildren, Gavin Simpson and Khloe Stimpson;  and his sisters, Gail Greenfield and Annie (Mike) Stevens. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Ruth Miller, and his sister, Patricia Gibson.


A visitation will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will greet friends on Friday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church.


Funeral Services celebrating Dr. Miller's life will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 10:00 am at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Yves Kinangwa officiating.


The family suggests memorials in Dr. Miller's memory to the First United Methodist Church; contribution may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.


In honor of Dr. Miller, we encourage you to share your memories and upload photos to his memorial page at  Let us remember him not only for his professional accomplishments but for the inspiring, loving, and empathetic person he was.


David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville is in charge 

Raymond Kidd

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Raymond Kidd, who was born on September 11, 1967, in Minter City, Mississippi, and departed from us on October 20, 2023. A humble and loving soul, Raymond was a supportive pillar of strength for his family, friends, and everyone who had the good fortune of knowing him. He resided in Coffeyville, Kansas, for seven years, where his presence was a comforting constant.


Raymond was a skilled truck driver in the transportation business, an occupation he served in for five years. He had a deep passion for his work, particularly driving his semi, which was a testament to his dedication and commitment. He was also fond of playing with DJ equipment, a hobby that brought him immense joy and amusement, especially when he shared these moments with his daughter, Chanel. Family gatherings by the pool and traveling were among Raymond’s cherished pastimes, and these memories continue to warm the hearts of his loved ones. In the words of Helen Keller, "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."


Raymond and Candi became a couple in 2001 and making it official by marriage in 2011.  They welcomed their daughter, Chanel in 2005.


Raymond Kidd is survived by his wife, Candi and his children, Brayden Kindhart, Chanel Kidd, Raymond Kidd, Tracey Kidd, and Gail Carter.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbra Kidd, and his grandmother, Rosielee Harris Kidd.


A celebration of Raymond’s life will be held at the Crowbar Independence, Iowa on November 4th from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.


We encourage those who knew Raymond to leave their memories of him and upload photos to his memorial page, as a testament to his enduring impact on their lives. His legacy of love, humility, and support continues to inspire us, and his memory will forever be engraved in our hearts.




Carol Sue Conger

Carol Sue Conger age 75 passed away on October 18, 2023, at CRMC with family by her side.


Carol was born on January 22, 1948, to Veron Howard and Wanda Louise (Battaglear) Conger in Coffeyville, Kansas where she has resided her entire life. She attended Coffeyville schools, graduating from FKHS she began working.  She was employed at Jencast where she retired from after many years of being a dedicated worker.


Though Carol never married and had children of her own she was a nurturing aunt that always had time to play, to listen and tend to her nieces’ and nephews’ very want and need. Each of them felt very blessed to have her in their lives.


The last ten years Carol and her brother Larry Joe have resided in the family residence helping each other through their health journey’s. It was a true blessing to have spent the time together and being able to help each other. In her spare time Carol enjoyed crocheting, reading, cooking and her favorite was shopping.


Cremation has taken place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, and the family will hold a private family service laying Carol to rest with her parents.  To leave a message of condolence or share a memory visit

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