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Obituaries Archives for 2023-12

Charlotte Kay McMurray

Charlotte Kay McMurray, age 83 passed away on December 23rd, 2023, in Coffeyville, Kansas.


Born to Charles C. “Jack” and Margaret Rhodes on August 15th, 1940, in Topeka. Charlotte was the oldest of three daughters and raised in Chanute, KS where she graduated in 1958, marrying her high school sweetheart Howard McMurray in 1961.


After attending college at PSU and Emporia State, and while newly being a mother, she worked part time in Coffeyville at the grocery store/candy shop on 8th Street and then later as a dental hygienist until 1969.


After Charlotte’s divorce, she started work in 1980 for the City of Coffeyville working for Jim Hayes (Inspector) and Harry Jameson (Street Dept.). Later for the Fire Department, Community Development, then many years at the Coffeyville Municipal Power Plant where she retired in 2005. After retirement, she was a volunteer tutor for 5 years and a substitute teacher until 2011.



She was quite the social butterfly, active in her sorority, Beta Sigma Phi, including being the director of the Coffeyville Arts and Crafts Fair for many years. She was always heading off to meet with her bridge, canasta and bunco clubs. For most of her life she enjoyed playing games, be it dominos, board games or her favorite card games.


Charlotte found joy in all things and was always fashionable and well accessorized for any occasion. There were just not enough occasions for all her accessories and jewelry. She is remembered by all as never having spoken badly of others although having come close only once or maybe twice and always bringing joy to those around her.


She is survived by her three children (who each will miss her beautiful spirit everyday): Kevin along with spouse Becky, Chad, and Scott along with spouse Bev. Two grandchildren (no longer children but are both beautiful strong young women): Rachel McMurray, and Alexis Slates. Two great grandchildren (who are greatly enjoying being children at the moment): Lily Slates and Emma Slates. Also survived by her sisters: Linda Stanislaus and Martha Pierce as well as numerous extended relatives and friends.


Following Charlotte’s wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas. Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 304 W. 10th St. Coffeyville, Kansas.


 The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and are greatly appreciated.  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.


Vicki Elaine Umbarger

Vicki Elaine Umbarger, 69, of Coffeyville, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2023, at the Ascension St. John Medical Center in Tulsa.


Elaine was born on June 22, 1954, in Paris, France, to Willard Bond and Leona (Baggerly) Wilson.


She was united in marriage to David Lee Umbarger on February 1, 1975, in Wichita, KS in front of family and friends.


Elaine was a beloved wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. She was known and admired for her love of cooking and gardening. Elaine delighted in preparing meals for her family and nurturing her beloved elephant ears.


Elaine was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Coffeyville.


She is survived by her husband, David; her children, Amy, Clint, and Jared (Jennifer) Umbarger; six grandchildren, Ethan, Morgan, Dakota, Hunter, Connor, and Aubrey; her twin brother, Rick Bond; and sisters, Charleen Bond and Annette Gonzalez.


She was preceded in death by her parents and her stepfather, Kenneth Wilson.


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


Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2024, at Bible Baptist Church in Coffeyville with Pastor Daniel Knight officiating. Burial will follow at Robbins Cemetery.


The family suggests memorial 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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Pastor James D. Feltner


Pastor James D. Feltner, age 76, was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 24, 2023, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 


James, a spirited and inspiring servant of God, was born on December 21, 1947, in Hazard, Kentucky to Sherman and Laura Bell (Shepherd) Feltner. His life was a testament to his faith, which was the cornerstone of his existence. He felt a profound calling to ministry, leading him to become a minister, a role he held with great devotion and generosity. His fervor for his faith was infectious, inspiring countless others to walk in the light of the Lord. In addition to his religious endeavors, James was an avid singer, whose voice was said to echo the hymns of angels. His love for leatherworking and knife collecting were unique attributes that added to the rich tapestry of his life.


James was united in holy matrimony with his beloved wife, Chyrel Andrews, on December 22, 1989. Their union was blessed with five children. James was a treasure to his family, his love for them as deep and vast as his love for the Lord.


Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Chyrel Feltner of the home; children, Melissa Feltner, David (Melissa) Feltner, Joshua (Elisa) Feltner, Amanda (Shane) Coley, Charity Riley; grandchildren, Chad Feltner, Iris Brownell, Alyssa Feltner, Lilly Feltner, Michelle Feltner, Addison Coley, Landon Feltner, Frankie Feltner, siblings, Jack (Janice) Feltner, Dana (Brenda) Feltner, Gary (Cindy) Feltner, Wayne (Lillian) Feltner, Bobbie Ann Stacey, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and a huge church family. 


James was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Laura Bell Feltner, siblings, Sherman Feltner, Jr., Charles Feltner, Virgil Lee Feltner, Francis Pauline Feltner, Victor Feltner, Lloyd Feltner, Ronnie Dean Feltner, Jemima Feltner, Clark Feltner and Lois Feltner Turner.


A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  The family will greet friends Thursday evening at Emmanuel Chapel in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 


Funeral Services will take place on Friday, December 29, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Chapel in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.  Bishop Randell O. Drake, Pastor Randy DePriest and Pastor Stan Harris will officiate. 


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The Davi W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Lee Vail, Sr.

Raymond Lee Vail, Sr., 75, of Wann, Oklahoma passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


He was born on August 3, 1948, in Welch, Oklahoma, to Vernon and Lenora  (Howe) Vail. Raymond grew up in the Welch area and attended Welch schools. Raymond lived a fulfilling and humble life that touched many hearts. Known for his thoughtful and compassionate spirit, Raymond's journey in life was a testament to his dedication to his family and his work.


On December 21, 1973, he married Catherine S. Maritt at Valeda, Kanas. Together, they built a loving family, welcoming their sons Raymond and Jonathan. Raymond worked diligently at the Acme Foundry as a Core Maker until his retirement. His commitment to his work was only surpassed by his love for his family. A passionate outdoorsman, Raymond utilized his retirement years to fully indulge in his hobbies of hunting and fishing.


Survivors include his wife, Catherine of the home; two sons, Raymond Vail and wife, Charity of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Jonathan Vail and wife Motoka of Frankfort, Germany; grandchildren, Christina (Daniel) Munguia of Longmont, Colorado, Kayano Vail of Pittsburg, Kansas, Marissa Vail of Joplin, Missouri, Sawaki Vail of Longmont, Colorado, and Elaine Harkey of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; his siblings, Leon (Sandy) Vail of Duncanville, Alabama, Glenda Sumner of Bluejacket, Oklahoma, Brenda Howard of Pryor, Oklahoma, Jack (Rita) Vail of Salina, Oklahoma, and JIm Vail of Vinita, Oklahoma.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Lenora Vail and one brother, Dan Vail.


Friends may call on Tuesday, December 26, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.  The family will greet friends on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 .m. at the funeral home.


The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church northeast of Wann, Oklahoma with Pastor Keith Springer officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kansas.


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Lois June Rexwinkle

Lois June Rexwinkle long time South Coffeyville, Oklahoma resident, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at Grand Villa Assisted Living in Coffeyville, Kansas at the age of 95 ½.




June was born on June 5,1928, in Independence, Kansas to James Howard and Lula Mae (Damewood) Richardson. June grew up east of Coffeyville, attending Clymore Grade School and attended high school in Independence, Kansas and graduated from Independence High School.




June’s friend set her up on a blind date that didn’t fair to be a future prospect. But the second blind date with a different Rexwinkle boy was a perfect match.  On April 5, 1947, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Virgil D. Rexwinkle in Independence, Kansas. The couple made their home in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma.




June was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandma. Some of her favorite memories were the birth of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  She cherished her time spent with her family.  She was especially fond of family reunions, the reunions that lasted all day, where lasting relationships and memories were created.




Most will recognize June for her years of employment at Wal-Mart in the clothing department until her retirement in 2012.  She also worked at Acme and Funks Manufacturing, now known as John Deere.  June was a hard-working woman and she treasured living a long and productive life.




June worshiped her Lord and Savior at Coffeyville First Assembly of God Church.  God gifted June with the talent of being artistic. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and painting ceramics.  She liked to fish (but not with worms) and camping with her family. 




June’s legacy of love will continue through her sons, Virgil E. Rexwinkle and wife, Jean, Justin B. Rexwinkle and wife, Lori, and her grandchildren, Melissa Kay Watson, KJ Rexwinkle and wife Jacqui, Blaine Rexwinkle and wife Adriana, Aaron Rexwinkle and wife Farrah, Courtney Hessig and husband Jeff, and ten great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.




Sharing in 66 years of marriage Virgil preceded June in death in June of 2013.  Also previously departed was their baby girl, her parents, siblings Bruce Richardson, Betty Jo Kroll and granddaughter Stacy Ann Rexwinkle.


The family invites friends to call on Friday, January 5, 2024, from 5 to 7pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., in Coffeyville.   Funeral services celebrating the life of June will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Coffeyville First Assembly of God Church, 1504 W. 8th, in Coffeyville at 10:30am with Pastor Randy DePriest officiating.  June will be laid to rest next to her husband at North Edna Cemetery following the service. The family request memorial contributions be made payable to Coffeyville First Assembly of God memo noted for the Vision Fund in June’s memory and may be left in care of the chapel. To share a memory, leave an online condolence or view services visit




Brian E Little

Brian E Little, age 54, of Wann, OK passed from this life surrounded by family and departed for his heavenly home on December 15, 2023. Brian was born December 30, 1968, to Ronda and Ramon Little of Dewey, OK. He was the youngest of two children.


In 1974, Brian moved with his family to Wann, OK. He was a 1987 graduate of Wann High School and attended NEO in Miami, OK before transferring to and graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1990. After college graduation, Brian took a job with IBP in Garden City, KS, but Brian wanted much more than just a 9 to 5 job. So, in 1993 he moved back to Wann where he founded Little Auction Service and started what was to become a large cattle operation.


Brian married Nikki Forrest of Copan, OK in 2003 and they made their home in Wann. With Nikki’s help and support, he was able to realize a lifelong dream. Brian’s love of auctioneering and the cattle industry developed at a very young age when he began to accompany his father, Ramon, to livestock auctions. He longed to one day own a sale barn of his own.


In 2004, Brian and Nikki, along with partners Jimmy and Shelia King, purchased the Coffeyville Stockyards, and the Coffeyville Livestock Market was born. With their wives at their sides, Brian and Jimmy took a floundering sale barn and turned it into one of the premier livestock markets in the area. Brian was active in both the auctioneering and cattle industries and often competed in the World Livestock Auctioneering Championships. It was here that he made some of his dearest friends. He was well-known and much respected throughout both industries and became a mentor to many young auctioneers and cattlemen.

Brian was also heavily involved in the activities in his community as well as surrounding communities. He would often donate his time and money to assist others. He was readily available for advice to anyone looking for a little help. He was most proud of his daughters, Sage and McKenna, and their accomplishments. He adored his grandchildren and doted on them daily.


In 2022, Brian and his partners sold the Coffeyville Livestock Market, and Brian and Nikki returned home to run the cattle operations with the help of long-time ranch hand and friend Todd Tatum while running Little Auction Service.


Brian is survived by his wife, Nikki, daughters McKenna Little of Coffeyville, KS, and Sage and Garrett Bell of Nowata, OK, three grandchildren, Madden, Hattie, and Merritt Bell, his mother Ronda Little, his brother Keith Little and wife Felicia, brother-in-law Chris Forrest and wife Candise, niece Leah Chupp and her Husband John, nephews Bryce Little, and wife Emily, and Austin and Bree Butler, several great nephews and nieces, and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father Ramon, and both his fraternal and maternal grandparents.


Instead of flowers, the family asks that you make memorial donations to Oklahoma Union FFA Route 1 Box 377-7 South Coffeyville, OK 74072 or Copan FFA PO Box 429 Copan OK 74022, or Hopestone Cancer Support Center at 206 SE Frank Phillips Blvd. Bartlesville OK 74003.


To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Brian Eugene Little please visit the Stumpff Funeral Home of Bartlesville  Sympathy Store.


A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 23rd at the Copan School Gym.

Larry Gene Brown

Larry Gene Brown passed away Saturday, December 9, 2023, surrounded by loved ones at the age of 83. He lived a beautiful life.  Larry was born June 30th 1940 in Coffeyville, Kansas to loving parents, Doyal & Edith Brown. He was raised in Coffeyville with his three siblings. Coffeyville was his home, he loved it, and took great pride in it. He attended Whitter grade school and graduated from Field Kindley High School (class of 1958) where he was a member of the Coffee Grinder’s car club.




He was a hard-working man, dedicated to his family. He was a Navy Veteran, working on the flight deck of the USS Bennington. His ship deployed to the China sea in preparation of combat operations prior the start of the Vietnam War. He was extremely proud of his service in the Navy. He returned from his stint in the military back to Coffeyville where he started working with Sherwin Williams. Because of his ambition and work ethic, he worked his way up Training Supervisor. Because of his integrity and ability to problem solve, he was selected as a Union shop representative. He was instrumental in assuring that fellow organizational employees could enjoy a safe, and equitable workplace environment. He worked at Sherwin Williams for almost 20 years.




Larry worked for the city of Coffeyville in different capacities over the five years. He even became a firefighter and has the distinction of being the oldest rookie firefighter in Coffeyville history. Larry’s work ethic was unmatched and because of his leadership ability, he was recruited to become a shift foreman at Aptus transformer processing facility. He received several awards and commendations for creating new ways of problem solving.


After new company ownerships at Aptus, Larry moved on to his final job, Produce Manager at Wal-Mart in Independence, Kansas. He worked at Wal-Mart for 17 years and was known for his knowledge and friendliness. Not just as with his fellow employees, but whit his customers as well.




He was an attentive, and hilarious person that had a dry sense of humor and loved a good debate. When you were around Larry, you were guaranteed to laugh because he had great one liners and comebacks. He loved vintage cars and the street drag cars. He was a savvy investor and loved to dabble in the stock market.  His perception of investment opportunities in various areas were astounding.




He was active in the VFW and was the Coffeyville chapter Commander at one time. He served in many roles with the VFW over the years and loved to help organize events that benefited the community and the children. He was also a Shriner and participated in several events over the years to help the community.




Larry is preceded in death by his loving parents, Doyal O. and Edith Y. Brown. He is survived by his two sons, Cary G Brown and Casey D Brown. Five grandchildren, Nicholas A Brown (Meera), Zachary R Brown (Sara), Whitney Iron, Cass D Brown, Carmen D Brown; two brothers, Jerry Brown, Gary Brown (Debbie); one sister, Kelly A Oneslager (Don).


The family will receive friends at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., in Coffeyville on Wednesday December 20, 2023, from 6-8pm. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at 10am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The family suggest memorial contributions to be made payable to St. Judes and may be left in care of the chape. To leave a message of condolence, share a memory or view live streaming of services visit


Lee Olin Ferguson

Lee Olin Ferguson, 78, of Coffeyville passed away Sunday, December 3, 2023, at Labette County Hospital in Parsons, Kansas from a stroke. 


Lee was born on March 26, 1945, to Lee Wilcox and Frances Caroline (Grittner) Ferguson in Coffeyville, Kansas.


Lee received his Masters Degree in Physics from Kansas State University.  He was a rocket scientist who contributed seriously to the Voyager 1 & 2 space crafts and their missions. While he was attending KSU, he ran a nuclear reactor.


Lee is preceded in death by his parents.


He is survived by his two brothers, Jim & Joe Ferguson.


Following's Lee's wishes, he has been cremated and no public services are planned.  There will be a private family service at a later date.


Services have been entrusted to David W. Barnes Funeral Home.


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Wing Chiu Cheng

Wing Chiu Cheng, 75, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at his daughter's home in Olathe surrounded by his family.


Born in China on August 18, 1948, he made his home in Coffeyville, Kansas for 34 years, where he was a beloved figure in the community. A supportive husband, dedicated father, and humble business owner, Wing demonstrated the depth of his character in every facet of his life.


Wing found his calling in the restaurant industry, where his talent shined. He owned and operated the Hong Kong Delight, a local favorite eatery for 33 years. His dedication and talent were evident in the successful operation of his restaurant, which stood as a testament to his hard work and commitment. Beyond his professional life, Wing was passionate about watching sports and had a profound appreciation for cars, hobbies that brought him joy and relaxation.


Wing is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Lai "Susie" Wong; his son, Joe Cheng; his daughter, Lisa (Eric Wright) Cheng; his siblings, Suk Ching, Johnnie Cheng, Meena Cheng, and Alex Cheng; and his cherished granddaughters, Mila and Isla Wright. He was preceded in death by his parents.


The family will greet friends on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.


A funeral service will be on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home. Burial will follow at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.


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Eddie Ray Hill

Eddie Ray Hill was born May 21, 1945, in Tulsa, OK to Elijah and Alma Hill.  He entered eternal rest with his family by his side.  As a child, Ed attended the Ideal Elementary School and Edna Elementary before finishing his education as a graduate of Labette County High School, formerly known as Labette County Community High the class of 1963.  He received his formal education from LCHS as a machinist in the Vo-tech program.  Ed used this education to serve as a pivotal engineer and designer of the soft serve ice cream dispensing machine and the creation of the machine that extrudes air duct louvers. With the creation of these machines, the companies he worked for promptly flew them all over the world to places like Mexico, England, and Thailand.  On several occasions, he accompanied his designs to Monterrey, Mexico to supervise installation and provide instruction.  During his career, Ed worked on the manufacturing floor and was promoted into supervisory positions in several roles.  During Vietnam, Ed served in the Kansas National Guard for 6 years and was a staff sergeant and squadron leader.  He also was a machine shop instructor at the Vo-Tech in Coffeyville.


On January 19, 1973, Ed married Lorraine Welch and they were married for 25 years until her passing in 1998.  Ed and Lorraine worked very hard and built the family home on 80 acres within the Hill farm property and raised 4 kids.  He served on the Ideal Elementary School board for 8 years as president and his kids got away with absolutely nothing at school that he didn’t know about already.  While maintaining a career outside the home for many years, he always had dedication and great love for operating and running the Hill farm which has been in the family for 116 years.  Ed lived on the farm for virtually all his life. Cattle ranching and farming was where he was the happiest.  Ed had multiple prize bulls that were more like pets that the grandkids could ride. He was the man that could figure out how to fix just about anything.  The only thing that Ed had more pride in than his farm were his children and grandchildren.  All his kids and grandkids learned more from him during the quiet moments on the farm than in any classroom.


Ed always had sage advice for his family based on his life experiences and values.  He wanted his family to remember – Accept responsibility for actions, always be honest, trustworthy and caring, never cheat or take advantage of someone, manage finances properly, never let anyone intimidate you and always know the difference between need and want. He leaves this life with zero regrets and peace knowing that he lived the life that he loved and was proud of.


Ed is survived by his four children:  David Dozier and wife Ellie of Hutchinson, KS, Bobbie Poindexter and husband Everett of Broken Arrow, OK, Jennifer Buckbee and husband Bill of Overland Park, KS and Ray Hill and wife Heather of rural Edna.  Ed (Papa) was also blessed with 11 grandchildren:  Todd Dozier, Kaitlin Dozier, Aubrey Stone, Courtney Poindexter, Brianna Buckbee, Brett Buckbee, Lin Dozier, Dallas Hill, Jackson Dozier, Sierra Hill and Benjamin Buckbee.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lorraine, his parents and three brothers.


The family will greet friends on Thursday, December 7, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 200 W. Miami St. in Edna, Kansas.


Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 8, 2023, at the First Baptist Church in Edna with Pastor Allan Banzet officiating.  Burial will follow in the North Edna Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Labette County High School Trap Shooting Team New Construction 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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Carolyn Sue (Gowen) Temple

Carolyn Sue (Gowen) Temple was born April 27, 1946, in Coffeyville, Ks. to Earl and Leona (George) Howard. Carolyn passed away at 4:00 a.m. December 3rd, 2023, at her home. Carolyn attended school in Coffeyville her whole life, graduating from Field Kindley High School in 1964. Right out of high school Carolyn worked for Parmac. The following year on March 6, 1965, she married the love of her life Floyd Joseph (Joe) Temple. They were married for 55 years. They made their home in Coffeyville, Ks. In 1970 they were blessed with their oldest son Joseph Allen Temple, five years later in 1975 they were blessed with a second son Christopher Scott Temple, and five years later in 1980 they were blessed with a daughter Staci Dee Temple.


      During the years of Carolyn and Joe building their family, Carolyn worked for Sear’s, Hargrove, Perl’s, and Roman’s. She retired from being a secretary at Roman’s in 2015. Carolyn’s greatest joys were spending time with her family and close friends. She loved going out to eat at all her favorite restaurants and playing cards and bunco with all her friends. Carolyn always enjoyed going to the Red Raven basketball games with her husband Joe. She continued that tradition even after Joe’s passing in 2020. They were season ticket holders for over twenty years. She also loved watching her kids in all of their activities. Carolyn loved going to watch the Tulsa Drillers as well. She liked playing the piano.  She enjoyed pampering herself on occasion by going to Bartlesville and getting her nails done and then going to eat at one of her favorite restaurants like Murphy’s or Lot-A-Burger. She also enjoyed having her hair done each week. It was important to Carolyn to always look nice, and have lipstick on. She loved traveling with her husband Joe, they were able to see many states and make lots of wonderful memories. Her pets meant the world to her. Harley, Sparky, and Precious were very spoiled by Carolyn and well loved. Carolyn belonged to the Xi Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. She was a life long member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Carolyn loved when her daughter Staci would come each week on her days off to help around the house or take her to appointments. She always enjoyed their time together. She enjoyed going to lunch and dinner with Kelly at least once a week. They would go over to Patti’s and have dinner and play cards. She loved going for rides and to get sherbet with Sol. Getting out of the house and not being alone the last three years is what kept her going. She always lived life to the fullest. Carolyn was the sweetest most precious woman you could have ever been blessed to know, love, and be loved by. She always had a smile on her face no matter what she faced each day. She was a fighter. This world was a better place because she was a part of it.


     Carolyn is survived by her oldest son Joseph Allen Temple of Rockport, Tx. Her daughter Staci Dee Temple of Tulsa, Ok. One grandson Tanner Sandusky of Wichita, Ks. One granddaughter Mia Carolyn Temple of Rockport, Tx. Her brother Dick (Shirley) Gowen of Coffeyville, Ks. Two nieces Robin Gowen of Glenpool, Ok. and Julie (Jason) Gowen of Coffeyville, Ks. As well as many close family and special friends. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Leona (George) Howard, her husband Floyd Joseph (Joe) Temple, and her son Christopher Scott Temple.


     Friends may call on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will greet friends on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


    A Funeral Service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 7, 2023, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1001 West 8th St. with Pastor Jessica Husted officiating.  Following the service cremation will take place.


     The family suggests memorials in Carolyn's memory to Relay for Life; contributions may be left with or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.


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Barbara G. Cooper

Barbara G. Cooper, a very caring and compassionate woman went home to her Lord and Savior on December 2, 2023, in Coffeyville, Kansas. Barbara was a resident of Medicalodges on Midland where she had received care for just a little over a year after her health began to fail. Medicalodges, formerly known as Windsor Place, was where Barbara worked for over 29 years until she retired. Even though it was not home it was a place that felt comfortable to her.




Barbara was the daughter of Herbert Richard and Gerda Elisabeth (Glagao) Israel, born on March 13, 1946, in Verden-Aller Germany. The Israel Family began their journey to immigrate to America in December of 1956 arriving 9th of January in 1957, at Ellis Island. Barbara’s dad received sponsorship by the Augsburg Lutheran Church in Toledo, Ohio, allowing his family to have a chance of a better life. After settling in Barbara and her sister began attending grade school in Toledo where also completed her education as a young woman graduating from High School.




After graduating from high school Barbara married her only son Richard’s father. In the 1960’s her husband was stationed in German while serving in the US Armed Forces, returning to Ohio in 1967. The family then moved to California where Barbara worked as a cook and other domesticated jobs until going to work for the Pinkertons as a security guard, she was quite proud to say that she was a Pinkerton. In 1977 the family moved to Coffeyville, allowing for an easier and simpler way of life. The couple later divorced but Barbara and Richard remained in Coffeyville.




Jesse Cooper, Barbara’s late husband was a professional “Santa Claus.’ He frequently visited the nursing home during Christmas where their friendship began and turned to courtship and marriage. She then became “Mrs. Claus” and the real Mrs. Cooper on June 5, 1982. Richard as a young boy tagged along as “Rudolph” and that tradition continued into his adulthood.




Barbara was a devoted Christian, and faithful member of Bible Baptist Church and was always willing to help in any area of the church. She had many God given talents, and one was with the gift of encouragement. Barbara was a fair-minded person who loved everyone equally and encouraged people to be all that God intended for them to be.




Barbara loved reading and writing poetry and was a longtime member of the Coffeyville Night Writers. Music was a daily part of her life, teaching her son to appreciate all types of music. Most would not have known this about Barbara but the louder the music the better!!!




Life for Barbara has always included her son Richard (his wife Monia) and he will forever cherish the love and dedication his mother has always given him and his family. She loved going “Shop Lifting” with her grandchildren, she did the shopping, and they did the heavy lifting that she could not do any longer. She loved her grandchildren Elizabeth, Albert, and Fayanna Pate, great grandchildren Lester and Katie Pate; Her sister who she loved dearly Dagmar Rinderknecht and husband David and special niece Roxanne Terry and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.




The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville from 3 - 6 pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 8, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel with burial following at North Edna Cemetery in Edna, Kansas. To view streaming of the service, leave a message of condolence or share a memory visit


Judith Jo Mary Wooldridge

Judith Jo Mary Wooldridge, age 85, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at Medicalodge Nursing Home. 


Judy was born on January 8, 1938, in Humboldt, Kansas to Gerald and Martha (Wilhite) Yockey.  She grew up in Humboldt where she attended local schools. 


Judy was a kind, caring and hardworking lady.  Some will remember her from the time she worked for Taylor’s Gift Shop, and the local Quick Stop; others will remember her fondly from her time as a paraprofessional at Tri-County and USD 445 School District where she touched the lives of so many colleges and children she worked with. 


In 1957 she married the love of her life and best friend, Gilbert Wooldridge in Miami, Oklahoma.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville, Kansas where they raised their daughters, Brenda and Kimberly.  The family loved to go camping and fishing at Grand Lake in Oklahoma, they took an annual trip to Branson, Missouri for many years.  She enjoyed bowling, and most of all she loved spending time with her family and pets. 


Surviving to cherish her memory are her daughters, Brenda (Manley) Samuelson and husband, Randy, Kimberly Lain and husband, Rick all of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, grandchildren, Amanda (Jeremy) Tubbs, Samantha (John) Woolley, Derrick Manley, Clint (Elizabeth) Wilmoth, Shane (Shara) Lain; ten great grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Jerry Yockey and wife, Dorothy of Joplin, Missouri, along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and many friends.  Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Martha Yockey and by her husband, Marion Gilbert Wooldridge in 2008. 


A Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  The family will greet friends Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 


Memorial Services will be held on Friday, December 8, 2023, at Grace Fellowship Church in Coffeyville at 1:00 p.m. Chaplain Steven Foraker will officiate. 


The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice; 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 Judy on her memorial page at   Your contributions will serve as a comforting reminder of the vibrant, caring, and courageous woman she was.

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