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Obituaries Archives for 2024-03

Michael David Price

Michael David Price passed away at the age of 67 at Medicalodges on Midland in Coffeyville, Kansas on Wednesday, March 27, 2024.




Michael was born on November 4, 1956, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma to David Paul and Virginia Sue (Yeubanks) Price.  Michael and his family resided in Wichita, Kansas until he was 16 years old when they moved to South Coffeyville, Oklahoma area.  Michael became a student at Lenapah High School where he also graduated from. 




After graduating from Michael entered the work force obtaining employment at Halliburton in Coffeyville.  A few years later Michael decided to make a passionate career change to play music professionally, making it full time employment. Musical talent runs deep in this mother’s family and those talents were inherited by Michael he was an accomplished guitar player.  For years he traveled all over the United States playing guitar for artists such as Waylon Jennings.  Michael returned to the South Coffeyville area eighteen years ago to be closer to family.  Eight years he began working long side his son Chris at Myers Construction until a debilitating stroke led to early retirement and loss of independent living.




Michael enjoyed gathering with family and friends to play a game of poker, video gaming, fishing, or just dilly dallying the day away. He was known for being a bit stubborn, strong-willed, or maybe he was just determined to do it his way.   Those attributes are what made him unique and loved by his family and friends.




Michael is survived by his sons, Chris Myers and wife Heather, Kelly Myers and wife Sarah, Cole Price and fiancé’ Shawna Gardner; stepson Dustin Goodner and wife Marieli; grandchildren Stetson Shane and wife Lyndsey, Kyndal, Lyla, Lilly, Madison and Karlee Myers and great grandchild Dalaney; brothers Roger and Paul Price.  He is now at rest with his parents and sister Pamela Sue Lane.




Michael’s family will receive friends on Monday, April 1, 2024, from 6 to 8pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 10am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel with Pastor J. B. Brown of Dearing Christian officiating.   Michael will be laid to rest with his mom Virgina in a family plot.  To leave an online condolence or share a memory visit


Wanda "Nadine" Fickle

Wanda “Nadine” Fickle, 95, of Howard, Ks passed away Thursday March 21, 2024, at

Alderbrook Village in Arkansas City, KS. Wanda was born on June 7, 1928 to father Allen Loyd Sr. and mother Mary Gertrude Weyrauch.


Nadine married Bruce Dale Fickle Sr. on January 21, 1950 and together they had 7 children.

While the children were still in the home Nadine was an amazing mother and homemaker. She

was a great cook and most of the food she prepared was canned from their own garden.

Nadine later became Clerk of the District Howard, KS where she worked for 24 years and later



Nadine loved dancing with Bruce and going to the horse races. Nadine was married to Bruce for

66 years before he passed away on April 20, 2016. Nadine was a loving wife, mother and

grandmother. She was always devoted to her family. She will be forever remembered and

always in our hearts.


Nadine was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Allen Loyd Jr., two sons, Charles

Thomas, and Bruce Dale Jr. and her son-in law, Don Moore.


Nadine is survived by her children, Raymond “Lynn” Fickle and his wife Pam, Randy Fickle and

his wife Tamara, Karen Gibson, Richard Fickle and his wife Angie, Sharon Moore, her sister

Mary Ellen Burch and her husband Sonny, and grandchildren, Cristy, Josh, Garrett, Seth,

Logan, Ryan and Jaryd, and 8 great grandchildren.


A Rosary will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 9:30 AM and followed by Mass at 10:00

AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Moline, KS

The Family will be accepting people at 10:30 AM for visitation and the Funeral Service will be

held on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 11:30 AM at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, Ks.

Interment to follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Moline, KS.

Memorials can be made out to St. Mary’s Alter Society and may be left with or mailed to

Countryside Funeral Home 206 E. Washington P.O Box 1233 Howard, KS 67349

Sheryl L. Garr,

Sheryl L. Garr, loving wife, mother, and friend, passed away on March 19, 2024, after battling pancreatic cancer. She was born on September 12, 1957, in Peoria, Illinois, to Bennie and Judith Manley.


Sheryl and her family resided in several states because of her father’s profession until they settled in Edna, Kansas when she was 5 years old. There, she attended grade school and eventually graduated from Labette County High School in Altamont, KS. She then attended Coffeyville Junior College where she met the love of her life: Dennis Garr. Sheryl and Dennis exchanged vows on August 8, 1976, and, shortly after their nuptials, moved to Manhattan, KS where Sheryl completed her bachelor’s degree in animal science at Kansas State University.


After moving to Oklahoma and Montana for various job opportunities, Dennis and Sheryl moved to North Carolina where they were blessed with the birth of their first son, Andy. The three then moved to Stillwater, OK where they were blessed with the birth of their second son, Dillon. The family would then move to Nevada, MO before ultimately calling Springdale, AR home.


Professionally, Sheryl found her calling as the manager of various western wear retail stores across the country. Her commitment to work meant she could do it all - from producing radio ads, to finding and buying the latest fashions at market, to planning ‘Teddy Bear Roundups’ for less fortunate children. She also took special pride in sponsoring local rodeos and pageants. Sheryl could sell anyone a pair of cowboy boots and genuinely enjoyed making sure her customers left Boots and Spurs Western Outfitters looking rodeo ready.


Sheryl's unwavering work ethic was important to her, but her journey was defined by her love for her two boys, Dillon and Andy. In her leisure time, Sheryl cherished attending concerts and rodeos with her family, especially when traveling to the National Finals Rodeo. A recent highlight was attending a Billy Joel concert at Madison Square Garden with her beloved sons. Sheryl valued these moments of joy and shared them wholeheartedly with her family. Sheryl especially enjoyed recounting fun and adventurous stories of her past with her beloved grandchildren.



Sheryl's presence will be deeply missed by her surviving family members: her loving mother Judith Manley; devoted sons Andy Garr (wife Jessica) and Dillon Garr (wife Amanda); cherished granddaughters Kailey, Riley, and Allie Garr; brother Barry Manley (wife Terri); and sister Joyce Helms.


Sheryl was reunited in heaven with her father Bennie Manley and husband Dennis Garr. Their memories will forever remain in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing Sheryl.



A Visitation will be held on March 26, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 223 Delaware St. in Edna, KS. The Graveside Service is scheduled for March 27 at North Edna Cemetery, north of Edna on Highway 101 at 1:00 PM.


In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made payable to: Washington Regional J.B. Hunt Transport Services Cancer Support Home and may be mailed or left in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel,2405 Woodland Ave.,Coffeyville, KS 67337


Sheryl's legacy of hard work, love for family, and passion for life will continue to inspire all who were touched by her kindness. May she rest in eternal peace.





Sharon Frey

Sharon Frey, 77, of Coffeyville passed away Sunday, March 17, 2024, at Medicalodge of Coffeyville on Midland.


She was born on September 30, 1946, in rural Welch, Oklahoma to Floyd and Jean (McCoy) Shere. Sharon grew up in Craig County, Oklahoma where she attended grade school and graduated from Labette County High School in Altamont, Kansas.


Sharon married Dan Wolf and they had two sons, Erik and Edward. The couple later divorced.


Sharon later married Benjamin Forest “Frosty” Frey.  Following their marriage the couple made their home in Coffeyville.


For several years Sharon was a waitress at Baily’s Café in Coffeyville, she later worked in the kitchen at the Senior Citizens meal site until going to work at Braum’s in Coffeyville.


Sharon attended the Pentecostal Holiness Church 14th and Elm for several years. She enjoyed collecting frogs, and spending time with her family.


Survivors include her husband, Frosty of the home; two sons, Erik Wolf and Edward Wolf; one step-daughter Lisa Pollett; one brother David Shere; one sister Daisy Wilson and four grandchildren, Andrew Wolf, Ethan Wolf, Emily Wolf, and Landun Wolf.


Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 22, 2024, at the Veterans Patio in Fairview Cemetery.  Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery.


Friends may call on Thursday from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.


To leave a message for the family please visit



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

Joyce Jearldine Schmidt

Joyce Jearldine Schmidt, 93, formerly of Coffeyville passed away Monday, March 18, 2024, at Villa Maria in Mulvane, Kansas.


She was born on May 5, 1930, in Sedan, Kansas to Herb A. and Ival (Terrill) Davis. Joyce grew up and attended school in Sedan graduating from Sedan High School.


After completing her education Joyce moved to Park City, Kansas and later to Wichita where she worked as a telephone operator and later worked at 4th National Bank in Wichita.


On June 5, 1965, she married Marvin “Smitty” Schmidt.  Following their marriage, they made their home in Wichita where her husband owned a Refrigeration Company for many years and Joyce was bookkeeper for the business. The couple enjoyed dancing and travelling, and Joyce enjoyed caring for her Poodle. Her husband preceded her in death on December 12, 1991.


In the early 2000’s Joyce moved to Coffeyville to be closer to her family, while in Coffeyville she was a member of Westside Christian Church. In 2019 she moved to Oxford, Kansas where she lived until moving to Mulvane in 2022.


Survivors include one son Richard Schmidt; four grandchildren Colleen (Steven) Nicholson, Geri (Marvin) Thorp, Sarah (Patrick) Mitchell, and Christopher (Jeri) Schmidt; one nephew Randy (Peggy) Dye, nieces, Beverly Stark, Rita Cline, Amy Finney, and Linda Moore.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother and one sister.


Graveside Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at Resthaven Gardens of Memory, 11800 U.S. 54, Wichita, Kansas.


Friends may call on Monday, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.


To leave a message for the family please visit

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


Ruth Alene Cease

Ruth Alene Cease passed away on Sunday, March 17,2024 just shy of celebrating her 92nd birthday at her home with her daughter-in-love and longtime caretaker by her side.


 Ruth was born on March 27, 1932, in Coffeyville, Kansas to George and Pauline (Beck) Holmes.  She grew up in a loving home with her parents and seven siblings.  She and her siblings attended Coffeyville schools together; Ruth graduated high school at Field Kindley Memorial.


In the spring of 1950 on May 13th Ruth married her husband Harold Cease.  It was through a mutual friend that Ruth met Harold when he was in college.  Harold asked Ruth to a football game one night and as they say, the rest is history, the couple was united in marriage and had three children.  Harold preceded Ruth in death on September 26, 2019, sharing 69 years of marriage.


Ruth was a loving wife, nurturing mother, wonderful homemaker, selfless caretaker, and wonderful friend.  She was an excellent cook, talented seamstress making clothes for family and was especially talented in creating beautiful square-dancing dresses and the mister’s matching tie.  She and Harold were quite accomplished square dancers and enjoyed attending dances together, eventually their daughter Patricia joined them.  Ruth also enjoyed playing games with her family, especially Yahtzee, and watching westerns and Matt Dillon was her favorite actor.  Of recent years she acquired a taste for a ranch dip, an afternoon Mountain Dew, a snack of Chester Cheese Puff Corn and Hershey Kisses.


Ruth has been a long-time member of the Trinity United Methodist Church where she actively worshiped and served long side her husband.  She sang in the choir and served in several other capacities until she, Harold and Patricia’s health began to fail, and they were unable to attend regularly.


Ruth experienced many losses and trying years but her, faith in Jesus carrying her through and knowing that her Heavenly Father would never abandon her and comforted her.  She cared for sick children, the loss of her parents, her husband and all three children but her faith never wavered knowing that God had a plan, and it was His will not hers.


Ruth leaves behind her daughter-in-law, Donna Cease who lovingly cared for her until the end along with good friend and caregiver Don Froebe; support caregivers, Kim Burnett and Anitris Fullard.  Her brother Derrald Homes, son-in-law Ahmad Samadani, grandchildren whom she adored Caveh Samadani and his wife Michelle, Setare Perryman and her husband Joey, Amir Samadani and his wife Whitney, great-grandchildren: Noah, Samuel, Grayson, Abigail, and Gabriel Samadani, Shayla, Layla, Elijah, Isaiah, and Jeremiah Perryman, Randi, Lane, and Landon Samadani.


She now rests with her parents, son Donald Glenn Cease, daughters Peggy Lee Samadami and Patricia Cease, infant grandchild, siblings Roland, Walter, Richard, Gerald Holmes, Dorothy Bartholomew, and Irene Ward.


The family will receive friends at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville on Saturday morning March 23, 2024, from 9 until 10am.  Funeral services will begin at 10am with Pastor Jessica Husted officiating.  Ruth will be laid to rest at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, next to her husband, infant grandchild, daughter Patricia Cease and son Donald Cease.  The family request memorial contributions to be made payable to Trinity United Methodist Church and may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave an online condolence, share a memory, or view services, visit Ruth’s obituary page at

Patricia "Patti" Elizabeth (Scott) Walter

Patricia “Patti” Elizabeth (Scott) Walter, 68, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2024.

Patti was born October 8, 1955, in Coffeyville, KS to Charles William Scott and Elizabeth Marie (Seals) Scott.

She graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School in 1973. Graduated from Coffeyville Community College in 1975, and received her Master's in Nursing from the University of Kansas in 1979. She began her time in the medical field as an EMT, Paramedic, and then as a nurse until retiring from the nursing field in the fall of 2022.

Patti was a Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens Football & Basketball fan, attending countless games. Patti was a lifelong KU Jayhawk Alumni & a devout KU sports fan, where she attended some KU basketball games & always watched every televised KU game she could. Patti was a devout KS City Chiefs fan & got to attend one live Chiefs game with Fiancé John Fraser in 2019. Daughter Haylie was a gifted Country Music singer from a very age to a adult & Patti wholeheartedly supported & attended Haylies performances at numerous venues all over KS & many other states. She loved her grandson Tyner more than words can describe & along with Fiancé John Fraser, attended many of Tyners school programs, as well as Tyners many recreational soccer, baseball & basketball games. Patti was a animal lover & cherished her dogs, guinea pigs & turtles. Patti even became a reptile lover, after getting educated about snakes especially by Fiancé John Fraser. Patti was especially proud of her Choctaw-Cherokee heritage & enjoyed hunting Indian artifacts with her Fiancé in recent years.        

She was preceded in death by her Dad Charles William Scott, Mother Elizabeth Marie Scott, nephew Charles William Scott the third. Survivors include her brother, Charles Scott Jr (Jackie) of rural Coffeyville and daughter Haylie Marie Walter Bagwell & grandson Tyner Lee Bagwell, both of rural Coffeyville & lastly, the true love of her life John Fraser, from Fredonia & of the home in Coffeyville.

A visitation will be held at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville on Thursday, March 21, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Family will be present at the funeral home to greet friends on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at the Tyro Christian Church. Pastor J.B. Brown will officiate. Burial will follow at Robbins Cemetery.  

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Tyner Lee Bagwell Education Fund; 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. To leave a message for the family online, visit


Charles "Chuck" Newton Harshman Jr

Charles “Chuck” Newton Harshman Jr passed away on Monday March 11, 2024 in

his home with his family by his side. Chuck was born on May 12, 1946 to Charles

Newton Harshman, Sr. and Betty Schoonover.


Chuck married Joyce Harrison Fiene Harshman on November 23, 1982

Chuck worked as a Machinist at Chanute Manufacturing for over 30 years. He

enjoyed creating things in his shop from metal and wood. He was very talented at

both. He got his wood working talent from his father and in recent years had

made around 60 American Flags, several trains sets, crosses and hat racks. Many

of his Grandchildren have rocking horses, baby cradles, table and chairs and other

things too numerous to mention, that they will cherished forever. He was known

around town for having the best kept yard. He took great pride in the things he

did, weather it was the things he made with his hands or his yard or anything else.

He was a wonderful role model for his family. He was a patriotic man with a

strong love for God and country. He also loved to fish, but above all he loved

spending time with his family, especially when they were all together for family

get togethers.


Chuck is survived by:  His wife Joyce Harshman  Children:  Randall Harshman (Rhonda),Eric Harshman , Christina Slaughter, Connie Goodwin, Becky Fox (Greg), Charla Walker (John)  Sisters: Linda Fuller (Glenn), Stacy Raymond, 15 Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great Great Grandchildren


Chuck was preceded in death by his parents Charles Newton Harshman, Sr and

Betty Schoonover Harshman, his son Chad, Brother-in-Law Jim Raymond,

Grandchildren Jessica Almond and Blake Depew.


Cremation has been requested at this time. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 10:30 AM at the Altoona Cemetery in Altoona, KS. Memorials can be made out to the Verdigris Valley Charitable Health Clinic, and the Altoona Fire Auxiliary and me mailed to or left with Countryside Funeral Home 420 S. 20th St. P.O Box 247, Fredonia, KS 66736. Services entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home.

Linda Belle Patteson

Linda Belle Patteson, 86, of Moline, KS passed away Sunday March 10, 2024, at St. Francis Hospice in Wichita, KS.  Linda was born on August 28, 1937, to her Father George Barnard and Mother Mary Caulkins.


Linda graduated from Field Mckinley High School in Coffeyville, KS in1955. She then Married Roger Patteson on March 10, 1978. For the duration of her life, Linda was a bookkeeper and owner of several different companies such as Moline Feed & Supply, Patteson Propane and T&R Oil Company.


Linda Loved to go traveling with her husband Roger, and loved to go bowling. She would love to watch the chiefs and loved shopping. Foremost she was a strong Christian Women who loved being with her family and adored being able to play and spend time with her grandkids.


Linda is Survived by:  Husband- Roger Patteson  Children  Sheila and Brad McMinn of Burden, KS  Cynthia “Deanie” Mott of Moline, KS  Clinton Conklin of Burden, KS  Shanda and Eric Ortega of Moline, KS  Siblings: Jim Barnard, Gloria Zimmerman, Grandchildren:  Shad, Travis and Lindsey, Cassie and Pete, Lucas, Monica and Kyle, Megan, Cody and Britton, Isabella, Mila  Great Grandchildren:  Josh, Blaine, Carter, Wyatt, Hayden, Cole, Quinnlyn, Sydney, Emily, Taylor, Lillian, Logan


Linda is preceded by Father George Barnard and Mother Mary Caulkins. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday March 15, 2024 at 11:00AM at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, KS. Memorials can be made out to First Baptist Church of Moline, KS and may mailed to or left at the Funeral Home 206 E. Washington P.O Box 1233, Howard, KS 67349




Lisa Lea (Graham) Sisco

Surrounded by her family, whom she loved deeply is exactly how Lisa Lea (Graham) Sisco wanted her last day on earth to look like.  Her daughter’s and grandchildren held her hand as she passed on Monday, March 11, 2024, at her home in Coffeyville, Kansas at the age of 61 after battling years of health issues.




April 19, 1962, Lisa was born in Pheonix, Arizona to Floyd and Barbara (Nicholson) Graham.  When she was a young girl, the family moved to Coffeyville where she attended Edgewood Elementary and completed her education at Field Kindley Memorial High School.  Prior to her health declining she worked as an activity director at a long-term care facility.




Lisa’s greatest accomplishment was being a mom to two daughters, Lacie and Amanda.  Her next greatest accomplishment was being a grandma, she loved her girls and her grandchildren with her whole heart. Her life and daily activities revolved around her family.  Her grandchildren reminisce about the hours she spent with them crafting, doing ceramics, and sharing a cold Coke-A-Cola.  She loved to crochet, she had a green thumb adorning both the inside and outside with beautiful plants and garden Gnomes.  Lisa always welcomed her daughter’s friends and grandchildren’s friends in her home, loving them just like her own. Her love language was gift giving, she didn’t have a selfish bone in her body.  She taught them all to always check out the clearance isle, especially at Wal-Mart because you never knew what you bargain you could find.




Lisa has spent the last 38 years with her lifelong partner and best friend Harold Caldwell, and he was a blessing to her daughters and grandchildren too.  Our family wants the world to know life is short so don’t ever take it for granted because what we wouldn’t do to have one more day with our daughter, momma, grandma, and friend.  Lisa is survived by her mom Barbara Graham and her legacy will live on through her daughter's Lacie Sisco, Amanda Jo Adame and husband Aaron; grandchildren Sherrick Rogers and Nadia, Brennden Graham and Chloe, Xavion Neal and Curstin, Alairia Blue, Breylan Graham, KJ Savage, Taylor Beard, Jayla Duede and great grandchildren Brennden Graham Jr., Cairo Graham, Adonis Neal and one on the way.




Lisa’s request was for cremation to take place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel and for her family to hold a private family service.  A final place of remembrance is in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with her brother Jesse Lee Graham III.  She is also at rest with her dad Floyd E. Graham Jr. and her little dog Sophie. To leave an online condolence or to share a memory visit


Betty Jean Myers

Betty Jean Myers of Coffeyville, KS passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2024, in Coffeyville, Kansas at Medicalodges following a short illness and hospitalization.


Betty was born in West Mineral, KS., on December 19, 1932; the daughter of Margaret Ellen (Hearson) Hubert & Oscar Hubert. Betty was a child of the Great Depression and


lived through very hard times. Her parents divorced and Betty and her mother moved in with her grandparents, Arthur & Fannie Hearson, NE of Parsons, KS. Betty attended the rural Stone Palace school.


In time, Margaret met and later married Selden Bowman of rural Mound Valley, KS. Soon, Betty and her mother would move to Mound Valley, KS. where Betty attended Mound Valley's schools.


Betty later met & married her husband, Dale Myers of Rural Cherryvale, KS., on September 3, 1950. They lived in rural Cherryvale and rural Mound Valley.


In the coming years the couple had 3 children, Pamela Sue, Roger Dale & Rodney Dean. Another son, Gary Joe died during infancy.


In 1956, the family moved to Coffeyville, KS. Dale began a job as a truck driver with various trucking companies and worked at that for many years. Betty also worked supporting the family at Clark Graves Insurance Co. as well as at George's Cafeteria in Coffeyville.


In 1984, Betty & Dale established their own trucking company, D & M Trucking Company, to haul livestock.


Then, in 1989, Betty & Dale purchased property & moved to nearby Dearing. They bought & raised cattle for several years. They retired from D & M Trucking in 1994.


Betty’s husband Dale, passed away in July 1995. Betty remained at home until Fall of 2023. Also, during this time her son, Roger, of Oliver Springs, TN. passed away in 2012; as did her other son Rodney, of Topeka, KS. in 2023.


It was then Betty realized she could no longer live alone at her Dearing home. She made the difficult decision to leave her home and go to Assisted Living at Gran Villas at Medicalodge in nearby Coffeyville. Betty moved there in October 2023.


Betty was an avid horse lover and owned a horse of her own for several years. She also admired her many horse figurines. She was a member of the Dearing Christian Church & had attended services there. She could be seen riding into town in her pickup, running errands.


She continued to be independent, wanting not to be a burden to anyone.  Betty so looked forward to precious phone calls and visits from longtime friends.


n, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Myers, sons, Roger & Rodney Myers, infant son, Gary Myers, and a grandchild.


Betty is survived by a daughter, Pamela Banzet (Howard) of Valeda, KS. She is survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; half-brother, Bill Bowman of Oswego, KS., half-sister, Donna (Bowman) Blancett (Tom), of Chesapeake, VA.

A visitation will take place on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at 1pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville.  Funeral services will begin at 2 pm also at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  Interment will be at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery where she will be laid to rest by her infant son Gary Joe and husband Dale. The family request memorials be made payable to Dearing Christian Church in Betty’s memory and may be left in care of the chapel. To leave an online condolence, share a memory, or view services, visit Betty’s obituary page at www.fordwulfbrunschape;.com


Jim D. Fesler,

Jim D. Fesler, 77, of Coffeyville passed away Thursday, February 29, 2024, at his home.


He was born on April 21, 1946, in Cedar Vale, Kansas to George Edward and Viola Elizabeth (Mitchell) Fesler. Jim grew up in the Hewins, Kansas area attending grade school in Hewins, he attended Cedar Vale High School graduating in 1964. After high school Jim attended McFarland Trade School in Coffeyville, becoming a Machinist.


Jim was employed as a Machinist at Magic Circle in Coffeyville for 45 years.


Jim enjoyed gardening and for many years spent Saturday at the Farmers Market selling his produce. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting, but his greatest pleasure was spending time with his family.


Survivors include two children Jason Fesler of Coffeyville, and Jessica Gilfillan and husband Jake of Springfield, Missouri; two brothers, Renny Peterson of Ramona, California, and Jack Fesler of Neosho, Missouri; one sister Violet Bahr of Foxfire Village, North Carolina; and three grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Mary Ann Fesler; and one brother Adrian Peterson.


Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville with Chaplain Steven Foraker officiating.


Friends may call on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.


To leave a message for the family please visit


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


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