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Donald Wayne Transue


Donald Wayne Transue, 60, of Parsons, Kansas passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. 

 

Donald was born on August 20, 1958 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Calvin and Jo Evelyn (Goodson) Transue.  He attended school in Angola and Labette where he graduated from Labette County High School.  He worked as a heavy equipment operator. 

 

He is survived by his daughter, Ashley Rainey of Yale, Oklahoma; sister, Linda Crook of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma; brothers, Jerry Transue of rural Coffeyville, Kansas, Jim Transue and wife, Cathy of Valeda, Kansas, Tim Transue of Coffeyville, Kansas; three grandsons; niece, Kelly; great niece,

Gracie. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Jo Evelyn Transue and his brother, Tom Transue. 

 

Following his wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.  No services are scheduled at this time. 

 

To leave a message for the family online, visit www.dwbfh.com

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Caleb Michael "Boo" O'Donnell


Caleb Michael “Boo” O’Donnell, 32, of Coffeyville passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 following an accident in the Verdigris River near Coffeyville.

 

He was born on January 27, 1987 at Livingston, Alabama to Terrence “Terry” and Billie (Upshaw) O’Donnell. When he was 3 years old his family moved to the Coffeyville, Kansas and South Coffeyville, Oklahoma area. Caleb grew up in Coffeyville but he attended school in South Coffeyville graduating from South Coffeyville High School.

 

Caleb attended Crystal Brook Church in Independence. He enjoyed rap music and fishing, but his greatest joy was spending time with his children.

Survivors include his four children, Jonathan O’Donnell, Aiden O’Donnell, and Allison O’Donnell all of Coffeyville, and Alana Schumann of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; his mother, Billie O’Donnell of Coffeyville; and four sisters, Michele Gibson of Perry, Oklahoma, Tara Victory of Coffeyville, Danielle O’Donnell of Coffeyville, and Leah O’Donnell of Coffeyville.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Terrence “Terry” O’Donnell; and two brothers, Gary  Lee O’Donnell and John Paul O’Donnell.

 

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 23, 2019 at the First Assembly of God in Coffeyville with Pastor Judy Mustain of Life Point Church officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville. There will be a dinner for friends and family following the service at the American Legion in Coffeyville, Kansas hosted by the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. 

 

Friends may call on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

 

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

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John "Jack" David Maitlen III


John “Jack” David Maitlen III, 72, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019. 

 

Jack was born on August 26, 1946 in Cushing, Oklahoma to John and Selma (Copeland) Maitlen, II.  He grew up in Coffeyville, Kansas where he graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School. 

 

In 1965 he was united in marriage to Rebecca (Abram) Vogt.  Of that union a daughter, Bonnie was born.  The couple later divorced in 1970.  He was united in marriage to Becky Nash.  The couple later divorced.  He was united in marriage to Kathy (Thomas) Argent and of that union a daughter, Kaci was born.  The couple later divorced. 

 

He married Berlene (Allen) Smith in June of 1990.  Of that union he gained a step son, Grady Smith.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville.  Berlene preceded him in death on August 22, 2002. 

 

Jack lived in Coffeyville, Kansas until 1980.  He then moved to Ponca City, Oklahoma until taking a job in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he worked for American Airlines as a machinist until his retirement on August 1, 2011.  He returned to Coffeyville where he has been ever since.  Jack was a member of the Transport Workers Union Local 514. 

 

Jack loved being a father.  He wasn’t perfect but he did the best he could and made sure his girls always knew he was in their corner.  He listened to his rock music loud and drank his Fosters cold.  His health had declined terribly while at the nursing home however, Medicalodges made it possible with the help of his family to get him on one last ride with his brother.  He enjoyed his time out fishing and going to casinos to try his luck.  Most of all he loved the time he spent with his family; especially the time he got with his grandchildren. 

Jack is survived by his children, Bonnie Maitlen of Overland Park, Kansas, Kaci Buchanan of Coffeyville, Kansas; step son, Grady Smith and wife, Debbie of Coffeyville, Kansas; seven grandchildren; brother, Tom Maitlen and wife, Karen of Brandon, Mississippi and sister, Carolynn Holsinger of Sand Springs, Oklahoma. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Selma Maitlen, II. 

 

Following Jacks wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas. 

 

Graveside Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Chaplain Keith Springer will officiate.  The family requests friends to join them Saturday evening August 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at The Zone in Coffeyville, Kansas to honor Jacks memory. 

 

Memorials can be made to the Coffeyville Friends of Animals; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Coffeyville, Kansas 67337. 

 

To leave a message for the family online, visit www.dwbfh.com

 

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

 

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Myrtle Aileen "Polly" Pearsall


Myrtle Aileen ”Polly” Pearsall, 96, of Caney, Kansas passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Guest Home Estates in Caney, Kansas. 

 

Polly was born on February 12, 1923 in Peru, Kansas to O.B. and Myrtle Amanda (Squier) Bridenstine.  She grew up Caney, Kansas where she attended school and graduated from Caney High School. 

 

On September 27, 1942 she married the love of her life, M. L. Pearsall in Caney, Kansas.  The couple made their home in Caney where they raised their family. 

 

Polly was a member of the Frist Christian Church; and a member of the Sigourneyan Club, she was an amazing cook and she enjoyed sewing.  Polly was an amazing homemaker who took care of her family. Polly and her best friend Geneva Morency owned operated Geneva’s Clothing in Caney for several years, she also worked with helping in transportation for those who needed assistance with the Shepherd Center. 

 

She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Kirkpatrick of North Carolina, Sherry Doty and husband, Roger of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; sisters, Nannette Center of Dallas, Texas, Mary Birkbeck of Holton, Kansas; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, O.B. and Myrtle Bridenstine; loving husband, M.L. Pearsall; daughter, Dianne Lovejoy-Cornell and brother, Bud Bridenstine. 

 

Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney with Reverend Bill Wright officiating.  Visitation will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019 at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

 

The family suggests 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 Funeral Home at 306 N. Cline, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337. 

 

To leave a message for the family online, visit www.dwbfh.com.

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

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Lonnie Ray Feeler


Lonnie Ray Feeler age 77 of Coffeyville passed away on July 17, 2019 at Windsor Place .

 

Lonnie was born on November 4, 1941 in Caney to Benjamin and Virginia (Allison) Feeler. He attended school in Caney and later Winfield. Lonnie went to work for Beechcraft and he also detailed cars for a number of years. When he made Coffeyville his home he found work at Western Publishing, Kopco, and Spears. On October 21, 1991 he was united in marriage to Kathleen Mann in Bartlesville, OK. In his younger years Lonnie enjoyed hunting, he loved listening to country music, and loved traveling when he had the chance.

 

Lonnie’s memories will live on with his sister Sheilah Smith her husband L. Michael, 4 nephews and a niece and several great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews, and several sister in laws.

 

He now rests with his parents, wife of 27 years Kathy, and a brother Lee Roy Feeler.

 

Honoring Lonnie’s wishes cremation has taken place and the family will hold a memorial service at a later time.  To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Charlotte Anne Wheeler


Charlotte Anne Wheeler, 68, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019. 

 

Charlotte was born on March 2, 1951 in Centreville, Maryland to Charles and Gloria (Hammond) Starkey.  On March 3, 1967 she married the love of her life, Gene R. Wheeler in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  The couple moved around while Gene served in the military, this included being stationed overseas. 

 

The couple settled in Coffeyville in the early 2000’s after Gene retired.  Charlotte earned her CNA and her CMA and worked as a nurse’s assistant.  She attended church at Dearing Christian Church and stayed very active in the several groups including the Classy Girls Group.  She enjoyed crafting, bingo and playing the slots at the casinos.  Most of all she loved the time she spent with her family and dogs. 

Charlotte is survived by her loving husband, Gene Wheeler; children, Teresa Bosteder and husband, Mitch of Gooding, Idaho, Lewis Wheeler of Gooding, Idaho, Juanita Dixon of Pocatello, Idaho; grandchildren, Ashley Burns and husband, Chris, Jessica Cowen and husband KJ, Veronica Wheeler, Victoria Wheeler, Christian Dixon; great grandchildren, Shaun Burnett, Dawson Burnett, Tristen Bingham, Nikolai Burns and Autumn Cowen; sisters, Dorthey Leake of Kings George, Virginia, Marilyn Lett of Spotsylvania, Virginia; brothers, Johnny Starkey of Bowling Green, Virginia and Timmy Starkey of Colonial Beach, Virginia. 

 

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Dearing Christian Church in Dearing, Kansas.  Burial will follow at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville. 

 

Friends may sign the guest register on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas. 

 

To leave a message for the family online, visit www.dwbfh.com

 

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

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Brady Edward Merriman


Brady Edward Merriman, 96, of Daytona Beach, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019. 

 

Brady was born on May 24, 1923 in Lenapah, Oklahoma to Fred and Eula (Blakemore) Merriman.  He grew up in Lenapah where he graduated high school.  He furthered his education at the University of Iowa. 

 

Brady proudly served his country in the United States Navy.  He achieved the rank of Lieutenant and was a Flight Instructor at Pensacola, Florida Naval Air Base.  After receiving his honorable discharge he began working for Sherwin Williams in the lab as a chemist from 1946 until the mid-1970’s.  He then worked as a supervisor for National Zinc in Bartlesville, Oklahoma until his retirement. 

In 1946 he was united in marriage to Betty Caine in Coffeyville, Kansas.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their two daughters.  Brady was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Coffeyville, and a Freemason with the Keystone A:.F:. & A:.M:. Masonic Lodge #102 in Coffeyville for 73 years.  He enjoyed playing the guitar and violin.  Most of all he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family. 

 

Brady is survived by his daughters, Paula Miller and husband, Dr. Stephen Miller of Coffeyville, Kansas, Nancy Jo McBrayer of Daytona Beach, Florida; nephews, Phillip Merriman and wife, Charlene of Coffeyville, Kansas, Jim Jordan and wife, Rosie of Garnett, Kansas; three grandchildren, Lisa and Bryan Lang  and their children, Hayden, Harper, and Hudson of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Brian Hefley and child, Ashlyn of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Logan Pate of Charleston, South Carolina; four step grandchildren,  Kim Sims and husband, Jon and their children, Carter and Grant of Brentwood, California; Susie Miller and David Powell and their children, Maddy, Scott and Brian of Coffeyville, Kansas, Tim Miller and wife, Amanda and their children, Tyler, Zach and Macyn of Spicewood, Texas, Bryan Miller and Carissa Walsh and their child, Austin of Coffeyville, Kansas; He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, Betty in 2009, five brothers and three sisters. 

 

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

 

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Pastor Nicole Schwartz-Eck will officiate.  Masonic Rites will be provided by the Keystone Lodge #102 of Coffeyville.  Military Honors will be provided by the Coffeyville VFW Post 1022 and American Legion Post 20. 

 

Friends may sign the guest register between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville until the day of the memorial service. 

 

The family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church or Halifax Health Hospice at 655 N Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 or mail in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home to 306 N Cline, Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

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

 

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

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Bernice Louise Palmer


Berniece Louise Palmer, 72, of Coffeyville passed away Monday, July 22, 2019 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

She was born on August 15, 1946 at Coffeyville to Denver L. and Berniece (Hayes) Banzet. Louise grew up in the Valeda, Kansas area attending Valeda Grade School and graduating from Labette County High School in Altamont, Kansas.

 

In 1969 she married the love of her life, Joe L. Palmer at Angola, Kansas. Following their marriage they made their home in the Coffeyville area

where they raised their sons, Steve and Bradley. Her husband preceded her in death on March 17, 2016.

 

Louise worked at Western Publishing Co., was a legal secretary for Larry Markle and later became a CNA at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

She was a member of the Church of Christ. Louise enjoyed gardening and loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

 

Survivors include two son, Steve Palmer and wife, Kari of Coffeyville and Bradley Palmer and wife, Shawna of Branson, Missouri; one sister, Ruby Eppler and husband, Jim of Dewey, Oklahoma; three brothers, Howard Banzet and wife, Pam of Coffeyville, Larry Banzet and wife, Carla of Claremore, Oklahoma, and Barry Banzet and wife, Beth of Springfield, Missouri; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joe, and one brother, Leon “Butch” Banzet in 1992.

 

A memorial service celebrating Louise’s life will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Church of Christ, 1005 Siggins St.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Maxine Duncan


Maxine Duncan age 89 of Coffeyville, passed away on July 18, 2019 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

Maxine was born on February 16, 1930 in Lane, KS to JD and Irene Nictcher. She graduated from Field Kindley High School. After graduation she worked for Southwestern Bell. She was united in marriage to Roy Duncan on November 21, 1948, the couple made their home in Coffeyville. They were blessed with four daughters; Maxine was a wonderful mother who loved taking care of her family and the family home. Maxine has been a long time and very active member of the First Presbyterian Church.

 

Maxine’s memories will live on with her daughters, Nancy Simmons her husband Larry, Carol Stephens her husband Kyle, Peggy Lewman her husband Greg, and Pattie Porter her husband Tom, 9 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren, and her sister Jessie Drumeller.

 

She now rests with her parents and beloved husband of 66 years Roy.

 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 2:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Diane Massey officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the First Presbyterian Church and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel

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Harold Eugene Reynolds


Harold Eugene Reynolds, 80, of Coffeyville, Kansas went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at home with his family by his side.

Harold was born June 4, 1939 to Charles and Julia (Richmond) Reynolds in Pillager, Minnesota.  He was the oldest of three boys.

 

He started school in Pillager then his family moved to Redfield, South Dakota when he was 7 years old; he went on to earn his high school dip

loma in Redfield.  While in high school, at only 16 years old, Harold joined the U.S. Army National Guard.  He was active in the National Guard for 4 years and remained as IRR (Inactive Ready Reserve) for several more years until he was honorably discharged.

After high school he worked for a newspaper print shop for a year.  He then attended Lab School in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Upon completion of his schooling he worked for 10 months at Faulkton Hospital as a lab technician.  In 1966 he moved to Caney, Kansas where he was the Lab and X-Ray Technician for the Caney Hospital for the next 10 years. 

 

After settling into his life in Caney, he took an interest in learning to fly small planes.  In the spring of 1967 he met his future wife, Gwen Craig.  For their first date, Harold took Gwen flying in an airplane.  The loving couple was married on December 27, 1967 in Poteau, Oklahoma.  They had two daughters and a son that were all born at Caney Hospital.  The couple made their home in Caney. 

 

After his employment at the Caney Hospital, Harold worked for KOPCO Printing Company for 3 years. 

Harold and his family were members of the First Christian Church in Caney where he served as a Deacon.  He was an active member of the Jaycees and the Lions Club for several years.

 

In 1978, he went to work at Farmland Industries in Coffeyville, Kansas.  In 1979, he and his family moved to Coffeyville.  He remained employed with Farmland for 28 years until his retirement.  After moving to Coffeyville, the family joined the Tyro Christian Church.  He belonged to the Tried and True Sunday school class and the Joy group. 

 

In addition to his passion for flying, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and wood working; he was an avid reader. Most often he would spend his free time fishing.  His wood working often resulted in items made for friends and family.  He also enjoyed trips back to Minnesota to visit family and attend the family reunions. 

 

Survivors include his loving wife, Gwen Reynolds of the home;  two daughters, Michelle Stoughton and husband, Jim of Memphis, Indiana; Lynette Wherrell of Coffeyville, Kansas;  son,  Craig Reynolds and wife, Trisha of Hobbs, New Mexico; ten grandchildren,  Lauren Harrington and husband, Dillon, Tyler Cox and fiancé Katelyn West, Tandi Cox, Matthew, Brett and Kelsey Stoughton, Taylor Vaughan, Miah, Clayton and Chase Reynolds; two great grandsons, Bentley Harrington and Baker Harrington (due in September); one brother, John Reynolds and wife, Marilyn of Urbana, Missouri; sister-in-law, Marcelline Reynolds of Mt. Vernon, Washington along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Julia; a stepfather, Ed Gochanour; brother, Paul Reynolds; granddaughter, Parker Wherrell; and son-in-law, David Wherrell.

 

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Tyro Christian Church in Tyro, Kansas. Evangelist David Bycroft will officiate.

 

Friends can sign the guest register on Friday, July 19, 2019 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.  Family will greet friends Friday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or to Tyro Christian Church Pre School: Birth to Kindergarten; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

To leave a message for the family online, please visit www.dwbfh,com

 

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

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Jessie Lou "J.L." Hunt


Jessie Lou “J.L.” Hunt, 100, of Coffeyville, Kan., died Monday, March 25, 2019, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center after a brief hospitalization.

A Memorial Service celebratring J.L.’s life will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20th at the Veterans Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Nicole Schwartz-Eck officiating. Inurnment will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

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

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Debra Woodall-Evensvold


 

Debra Jean Woodall-Evensvold, 46, of Coffeyville passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.

She was born on January 22, 1973 in Caney, Kansas to Charles Jackson "Jack" and Billie Jo (Morgan) Woodall. Deb grew up and attended school in Caney graduating from Caney Valley High School in 1991. She attended Pittsburg State University where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science, Deb later attended the University of Oklahoma receiving a Master's Degree in Public Administration.

Deb was the Marketing Director at the Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, she later worked for KOTV News on 6 and KRMG Radio in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and WIBW in Topeka, Kansas. She moved to Coffeyville in 2004. Deb later began working for SEK Media as News Director of KGGF, KUSN, and KQQF Radio Stations. Deb loved her work and those she worked with, she especially enjoyed mentoring newcomers to broadcast news.

She was a member of Cornerstone Church of Caney, served on the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, and was an associate member of Blue Star Mothers.

On May 28, 2010 she married Marty Evensvold at the Caney United Methodist Church in Caney, Kansas, Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville.

Survivors include her husband, Marty of the home; two step-sons, Glenn Evensvold of the home and Isaiah Evensvold of Fresno, California; two sisters, Patricia Ann Samson and husband, Sam of Caney, Kansas and Rebecca Lynn Wheatley and husband, Jerry of Caney, Kansas; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Services celebrating Deb's life will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the Cornerstone Church of Caney, 900 S. Ridgeway, Caney, Kansas. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney.

Friends may call on Tuesday, 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 Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials in Deb's memory to a Broadcast Communications Scholarship at Coffeyville Community College; 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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Betty Lorene Angleton


Betty Lorene Angleton, 90, of Coffeyville passed away Monday, July 1, 2019 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, OK.

 

She was born on June 16, 1929 near Cherokee, KS to Orville and Viola (Horn) Uttley. Betty attended school in West Mineral, KS until her family moved to a farm near Bartlett, KS and she completed her education graduating from Labette County High School in Altamont, KS.

On January 23, 1949 she married Duane “Bub” Angleton at Parsons, KS. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their family.

 

Betty worked in the credit department at Sears and Roebuck in Coffeyville for 9 years, she also assisted Bub at the Pig Stand and later owned and operated Angleton Speedy Mart.

 

She enjoyed playing Bunco for over forty years, growing flowers and working in her yard, catching up with friends and family on Facebook. Betty loved spending time with her family.

 

Survivors include her husband, Bub of the home; three sons, Jack Angleton and wife, Lisa of Tulsa, OK, Dick Angleton of Broken Arrow, OK; and Bob Angleton and wife, Lisa of Coffeyville; eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

 

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the Veterans Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery with Harold Thomas presiding. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park.

 

Visitation will be on Monday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Coffeyville Friends of Animals; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

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

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

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Earl "Wayne" Bishop


Earl "Wayne" Bishop, 99, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at home.

 

Wayne was born May 20, 1920 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Noah and Bertha (Ford) Bishop; he attended and graduated from Field Kinley High School in Coffeyville. Wayne married Violet Faye Mann on December 24, 1939 in Coffeyville, Kansas the couple made their home in Coffeyville, Kansas. Wayne was employed by Carlton Hall Dairy, W B Mann Construction; Wayne then started his own construction business Bishop Construction Company, Quality Homes and Remodeling and built numerous homes in and around Coffeyville as well as the Bishop Apartments. Following his retirement from his construction company Wayne was employed as the Building Inspector for the City of Coffeyville, Kansas and then he became Vice President of Construction for Medicalodges where he received his pilot's license and flew to different job sites.

 

In his younger years Wayne enjoyed square dancing with Faye. Always a favorite for Wayne and Faye were family gathering and time with friends. Wayne also enjoyed boating, water skiing, hunting, fishing, gardening, working on the family ranch and traveling in the motorhome with the Good Sam Honeybees group. After retirement Wayne enjoyed Golf and he was always helping someone with a project and will be remembered as the fix-it-man.

Wayne served in the National Guard in the 114th Cavalry from December 19, 1938 to October 1, 1940. Wayne was a life member of Trinity United Methodist Church, and was also active in the Westernaires Saddle Club, Circle C Saddle Club; He was a Charter Member of the Good Sam Travel Club Honeybee Chapter and served as President and Wagon master.

 

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Faye, brother Don Bishop, two sisters, Joyce Holst and Cleda Suggs, son Billy Wayne Bishop and granddaughter, Darla Renee Hawthorne. Those left to honor his memory include one son, Merrill Bishop, Coffeyville, Kansas; one daughter, Darlene Bishop Donahue, rural Independence, Kansas; three granddaughters, Sherri Stotts, Caney, Kansas; Chantel ( Justin) Wilson, Owasso, Oklahoma; Tina (Mark) Wadzeck, Austin, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Cashius ( Kirsten) Stotts, Caney, Kansas, Brandon Hawthorne, McKinney, Texas; Macy Wilson, Braylin Wilson, and Dakota (Meaghan) Wilson, all of Owasso, Oklahoma.

 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1001 W. 8th St., Coffeyville, Kansas. Reverend Lee Passwater will be officiating.  Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may sign the register on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 9 to 5 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to Trinity United Methodist Church and may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave a special message for the family please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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James Lee "Jim" Waggoner


James Lee “Jim” Waggoner, age 89 and only 55 days from his 90th birthday, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

Jim was born on August 20, 1929 in Caney, Kansas to Walter “Mike” Waggoner and Dorothy (Aitken) Waggoner.  He grew up in Coffeyville and Caney where he received his education, graduating from Caney High School.  He then went on to attend Coffeyville Junior College.

 

On September 12, 1950 Jim enlisted into active service with the United States Airforce in Kansas City, Missouri.  During this time he was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska and at the Northeast Cape Air Force Station on St. Lawrence Island in Alaska.  His final station was at Biggs Airforce Base in Texas where he received his honorable discharge on July 29, 1954.  Throughout that time he had achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal for his service during the Korean War. 

 

Jim returned to Kansas where he attended Pittsburg State University.  He majored in Marketing, earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.  After earning his degree, he worked for Phillips Petroleum in Borger, Texas and El Paso Natural Gas in El Paso, Texas.  He then moved home to Caney, Kansas, and went to work for Cities Service Oil Company, where he met the love of his life and best friend, Wilna Ruth Hendrickson.  The couple were united in marriage on June 4, 1965 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma at the First United Methodist Church.  They recently celebrated 54 wonderful years of marriage.  The couple made Bartlesville their home, where they started a family.  The family moved to Caney, Kansas in 1967; Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1971 and back to Caney in 1982, where they have remained ever since.  Jim also worked as the Business Administrator for the First United Methodist Church in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  After his retirement, he happily became a full time, stay at home Grandpa.

 

Jim was a long time member of the Caney United Methodist Church.  While in high school he was a member of Playmakers and worked for Graves Funeral Home.  Jim loved to travel with his family; swimming; taking care of his cars, house and yard; he loved the time he spent surrounded by his family, especially his wife, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

Survivors include his loving wife, Wilna Ruth Waggoner of the home; son, Mike Waggoner and wife, Meggin of Caney, Kansas; grandchildren, Mallory Waggoner and Michael King of Caney, Kansas, Emily Waggoner of Caney, Kansas; great grandchildren, Nolan James King and Alexis King; sister, Sylvia Estes and husband, Ferd of Caney, Kansas; uncle, Donald Aitken and wife, Dana of Independence, Kansas.  He was also a loving grandpa to Mallory’s siblings, Kyler, Sam and Camryn.  He was preceded in death by his parents,  and his four aunts, Pauline Isham, Wilma Jean Griffin, Geraldine Willcoxon and Marjorie Anderson.

 

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Caney, Kansas.  Pastor Brad Sanders of Cornerstone Church in Caney will officiate.  Burial will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney.

 

Following Jim’s wishes the casket will be closed.  Friends may sign the guest register at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas on Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  During that time a video tribute will also be available.  Family will greet friends Sunday afternoon at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to help defray medical costs during this difficult time.  Contributions can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.

 

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

 

To leave a message to the family, visit www.dwbfh.com

 

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Ramona Alice Rau


Ramona Alice Rau a longtime educator who inspired her students left her earthly home on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the Journey Home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

 

 

 

Ramona was born on February 8, 1935 in Bartlett, Kansas to Jay and Hazel (Camper) Fox.  Her family moved to Coffeyville where she also attended school graduating from Field Kindley Memorial High School.  She then continued her education at Coffeyville Community Junior college transferring on after obtaining her associates' degree to Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.  Completing her education with a Master's Degree from Northwestern State University.

 

Ramona Fox was very dedicated to the vow she made on March 10, 1956 in Coffeyville, Kansas to love until death took them part taking George S. Rau as her husband. Mr. and Mrs. George Rau just celebrated their 63rd Wedding Anniversary together.  The couple were blessed with two children, Aaron and Lesa.  Her children thought she was the perfect mother, having fond memories of their childhood; she was nurturing, loving yet stern when she needed to be, fun and encouraged them in everything they did.  She did her very best to instill her love for reading in her children as well. Summertime stirs memories of her love of gardening and canning the yields of the harvest.  She loved to cook and would watch numerous cooking shows on TV or thumb through cookbooks to try a new recipe.   Ramona cherished being a Grandma and Great Grandma, she was right there cheering her grandchildren on at every sporting event or school activity.  She continued the tradition with her great grands until the time of her passing.  She enjoyed being the jokester, she caught the grandchildren off guard once climbing into the empty ice machine at the grocery store waiving at them through the glass.

 

 

 

Ramona has collected several owls over the years and perhaps that was a reminder to her to never lose the desire to obtain wisdom.   Being a 1st grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School at Caney Valley USD 436 was her passion.  She wanted to instill a desire for learning and reading in each student she had.  She also valued finding how to help each child learn no matter what their learning style. She created a classroom where each child felt safe in school and where they never felt threatened or afraid to try and kindness was always the rule.

 

Ramona is leaving behind the love of her life, husband George; children, Aaron Rau and wife Teresa, Lesa Rau; grandchildren, Jason Rau and wife Maria, Crystal Rau, Dustin Rau; great grandchildren, Seth and Shay Rau; sister Naomi (Poo) and husband Don Smead, brother-in law, Don Rau.  She is now at rest with her parents, brother, William (Bill) Fox, and brother and sister-in-law, Marvin (Bud) and his wife Joyce.

 

 

 

Funeral services honoring the life and memories of Ramona will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Hope Church Assembly of God, 301 N McGee St, Caney, KS 67333 at 10 am with burial following in Diamond, Missouri at 3pm on Saturday. Pastors George Varghese and Jeff Wyrick will be officiating.  The family will receive friends on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS 67337.  Upon the request of the family they are asking for 1st or 2nd grade school supplies for Lincoln Elementary School students. A complete list of supplies can be found on the Caney Valley USD 436 website or contributions can be made payable to the Journey Home, 900 Washington Blvd, Bartlesville, OK 74006.  To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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Patricia Lou Hill


It is with great sadness that the family of Patricia Lou Hill announces her passing after a brief illness on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the age of 79 years.

 

She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Drews in Coffeyville, Kansas on February 28, 1940. She grew up on her parent’s farm in Rural South Coffeyville, Oklahoma. She attended school at Lenapah High School. She was a loving homemaker and mother of 5 children and their families.

 

Patricia is preceded in death by he husband, Clarence “Pete” Lavern Hill of 54 years and infant son, Timothy Lavern Hill.

 

Patricia’s memory will carry on with her children, Cheryl Hill and her partner Dee Anne Branson, Michael and Donna Hill, Regina and Randall Harkrader, Bennie and Terri Hill, two sisters, Delores Dean, Lumonia Davis, two brother, Norman Drews and Dewayne Drews, 6 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.

 

Patricia was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 27th at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel at 2405 Woodland Ave, Coffeyville, Kansas from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Funeral services in memory of Patricia will be held on Friday, June 28th at 2:00PM at the South Coffeyville United Methodist Church on Park Blvd in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma with burial immediately following at Elmwood Cemetery in Edna, Kansas. To leave a special message of condolence to the family please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com.

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Walter Merrell Merchant


It is with great sadness that the family of Walter Merrell Merchant announce his passing on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at the age of 82 years. Walter will be lovingly remembered by his son Mitch, his sister Ann and his brother Joe (Polly). He will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Brendan, Emily, Sarah and Robert. Walter was preceded in passing by his sister Betty and brothers, James, Clarence, Robert and Daniel.

 

A long-time resident of the Coffeyville area, Walter attended Field Kindley High School. He was employed by both the Sherwin Williams Company in Coffeyville and Day and Zimmerman in Parsons. For many years, he worked for enduring Coffeyville establishment Isham’s Hardware.

 

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 26 at 6PM with Rosary beginning at 7PM, at Holy Name Catholic Church, 408 Willow Street. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 27at 12:30PM at Holy Name Catholic Church, Father Dan Lorimer will be officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel at Union Cemetery, 2200 and 5700 Road (old Olive St. Road), outside Coffeyville.

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Steven Walker


Steven M. Walker at the age of 72 left this earthly home unexpectedly at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center on June 21, 2019.

 

Steven was born on January 19, 1947 to Estel and Wanda (Roller) Walker in South Gate, California.  Steve's family moved back to Coffeyville and Parsons area. He spent the majority of his lifetime in the Coffeyville area, attending Coffeyville Schools and completing his education at Field Kindley Memorial High School. On February 16, 1966 he was inducted into the United States Army where he served until his honorable discharge on January 29, 1968 then completing his term from the reserves on February 15, 1972.  Steve loved everything about America and had great pride in serving his county.  He was Red, White and Blue through and through.

Upon returning from his service to the US Army he met Laura McCartney and soon after they were married in her parents' home. Then making their home in Coffeyville area for 51 years.  Together they enjoyed going to auctions, refreshing their booths at the area flea markets but most of all they shared a love for their daughter, Stacy and her children.

 

Steve enjoyed fishing, hunting and tinkering with things, especially tools.  He would find the diamonds in the rough at auctions take them home and apply some elbow grease and clean those tools up to look almost brand new.  Allowing someone else to put them to use. What he enjoyed most about his hobbies is that it allowed him to have personal interaction with people and forming lasting friendships with those he met at auctions, flea markets, or swapping fishing stories while casting a line.  Steve was a Red Raven's fan enjoyed keeping up with their standings in multiple sports. He also enjoyed in setting down to a good meal with his family and friends.  Where Steve enjoyed his hobbies and friends nothing compared to the love he had for his wife, Laura, daughter Stacy or his grandsons, Dakotah, Casey or Cody.  He was always supportive and right by their side cheering them on in anything they participated in.  His family was everything to him. 

 

His loving wife, Laura survives the home, daughter, Stacy Isle and grandchildren, Dakotah Walker and fiancé Amy Matney, Casey Isle, Cody Isle and wife Julia and sister, Becky and husband Gary Fulkerson are all heavy hearted for the loss of a great man.  Granddaughter Alishia and his parents Estel and Wanda have preceded him in death. 

 

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 1pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns-Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 26 from 6 to 8 pm also at the chapel.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to either the American Heart Association or Coffeyville Flags of Honor.  Contributions may be left in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.  To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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Paul Earl Good


Paul Earl Good, 83, of Liberty, Kansas passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at his home in Liberty, Kansas.

 

Paul was born on October 21, 1935 in Independence, Kansas to Lawrence and Thelma (Thompson) Good.  He grew up in Liberty where he went to grade school. He moved to San Diego, California during his junior high years.  He moved back to south east Kansas where he graduated from Field Kindley High School.

 

Paul was an amazing athlete.  He enjoyed track and field and held the record for Pole Vaulting; a few years ago the school athletic department honored him in a ceremony for being an All American Pole Vaulter.   His athletic ability led to a full scholarship to Coffeyville Community College where he earned his Associate’s Degree 

 

On September 2, 1956 he married the love of his life, Anna L. Caldwell in Coffeyville, Kansas.  The couple made their life long home in Liberty, Kansas.  This year they would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.

 

Paul was a builder and liked to tinker on things.  He was incredibly talented when it came to construction work.  He opened his own business, Good Construction.  He worked on residential and industrial projects.  Along with various other jobs that people needed done.  He was always there to help anyone in need.

 

Paul and Anna attended the Assembly of God Church for 20+ years.  During this time Paul would teach the adult Sunday School class.  He loved church and participated in many projects over the years.  The church was just like extended family to him.

 

Paul served in the United States National Guard for 15 years.  He was very proud of his service. Paul was a mechanic for the National Guard and earned the rank of Sargent 1st Class.   He taught Karate to the Police Officers.  At times he would practice his Karate with Anna; after she performed a “take down” on Paul he decided she needed to be a little easier on him during practice.

 

He enjoyed water sports especially skiing.  He was a life guard when he lived in San Diego.  He liked to take his boat out to fish.  He would tinker on motors.  Paul taught himself to play the banjo and the bass guitar.  At his previous church he played bass guitar during services.

 

Surviving to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Anna Good of the home; daughters, Laura Wait and husband, Sheridan of Sylva, North Carolina; Teresa Good and companion, Floyd Herriman of Coffeyville, Kansas; grandchildren, Jennifer Journagan of Wichita, Kansas, Heather Graham of Maggie Valley, North Carolina; Brian Journagan and wife, Heather of Wichita, Kansas; Crystal Kitterman of Winfield, Kansas, Chelsi Lemon of Caney, Kansas; great grandchildren, Hailee, Che, Oren, Zaydie, Jacoby and Landon.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Good and Thelma Lewis; brothers, James, George, Norman and Lawrence Good; sisters, Virginia Austin, Barbara Patchett and Carolyn Bybee.

 

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the First Assembly of God with Pastor Randy DePriest officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Wednesday, June 26th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

The family suggests memorial to the First Assembly of God; contributions can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 N Cline, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.

 

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

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Betty Marie Martin


Betty Marie Martin, 91, of rural Wann, OK passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

 

She was born on December 20, 1927 at the family home in rural Wann to Charley and Susie (Huckabee) Claypool. Betty grew up on the family farm and attended country schools near her home, she graduated from Wann High School.

 

On December 26, 1944 she married Clarence A. Martin, Jr. at Independence, KS. Following their marriage they made their home in rural Wann. Betty taught school for a short time at Oakdale School and later assisted her husband in operating their trucking business and their farm and cattle operation.  She also worked at Medicalodges, Inc. in Coffeyville, KS for many years until her retirement.    Her husband preceded her in death on September 28, 1998.

 

Betty was an active member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in rural Wann. She was always involved in church activities especially helping in the kitchen for church events. She enjoyed gardening and loved playing dominoes and cards with her grandchildren. But her greatest love was gathering he family around her to enjoy a meal and spend time together.

 

Survivors include two daughters, Jeanie Martin of rural Wann and her friend Mike Hasseplug, and Arlene Brothers and husband Dob of rural Cherryvale; four grandchildren Justin Martin, Jim Bob Martin, Jason Brothers, and Amy Brothers; two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Marie Brothers, and Colton Dob Brothers; and special nephew who looked in on Betty every day and helped around the farm, Tim Carson and wife, Charlotte.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Bobby Joe Martin, one Jack Claypool; and four sisters, Bonnie Lumm, Leona Moore, Mary Perkins, and Edith Anderson.

 

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 24, 2019 at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in rural Wann with Pastor Kyle Clutter officiating. Burial will be in the Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.

 

Friends may call on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will greet friends on Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Youth Group; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

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

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

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Margie Lorene Wood


Margie Lorene Wood age 90 of Coffeyville passed away on June 13, 2019 at Windsor Place.

 

Lorene was born on January 6, 1929 in Henryetta, OK to Carl and Florence (Redford) Ross. She was raised in the Sapulpa area where she attended school. During her time in school she worked as a carhop at the local drive in dinner. Lorene was always proud of the fact that her sister and she had decided they wanted their GED’s and went back and worked hard to earn them. It was while working at a Woolworths that Lorene met a coworker by the name of Lynn Wood, the couple began dating and on September 16, 1948 they were united in marriage. She was blessed with six children, five sons and a daughter. She loved her children fiercely, and their dreams became her dreams. She was defiantly a mom of boys, she didn’t shy away from playing in the dirt or getting down on the ground to leg wrestle. The family had moved all across the surrounding states, making stops in Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arkansas, Texas and finally making Coffeyville home. Lorene loved to read, it was her favorite past time and she had always wanted to own a bookstore, when coming to Coffeyville they didn’t find a bookstore but she bought Scarlett’s Hallmark Store and she loved every second of it. Lorene enjoyed working crossword puzzles, watching movies, bowling, and going camping in their converted school bus to Beaver Lake. Lorene spent her life being a caregiver; to her children, her husband, and to her sisters, she did it because she loved them dearly.

 

Lorene’s memories will live on with her husband of 70 years Lynn Wood, sons; Terry Wood his wife Kay, Jay Dee Wood, Lawton Wood his wife Audrey, and Chuck Wood his wife Sharon, daughter Nancy Williams her husband Ken, 29 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

 

She now rests with her parents, her son Carl Edward Dye, sisters; Lavada Graham, Carlos Thomason, Bobbie Jean Wertz, an infant brother, and grandsons Arlo Hill and Bryce Wood.

 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10:00am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Burial will follow in Kellyville City Cemetery at 2:00pm. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the American Transplant Foundation for heart transplants and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

  

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Gerald "Gerry" G. Harding


Gerald “Gerry” G. Harding, 83, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019.

 

Gerry was born on January 26, 1936 in Liberty, Kansas to Floyd and Ruth (Slaten) Harding.  He grew up attending school in Coffeyville where he graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School.  He went on to achieve his AAS in Criminal Justice Administration at Labette County Community College.

 

Gerry was a proud U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War.  He entered into active duty on May 28, 1959 in Kansas City, Missouri.  That summer he began Signal School and completed it in September of 1959 earning the rank Pvt E-2.  After two years of active service with the U.S. Army Signal Corps while stationed in Germany, he immediately reenlisted.  After serving an additional 3 years with the Signal Corps and achieving the rank of SGT E-5 (P) he elected to transfer to United States Army Reserve on May 28, 1964 while stationed at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. After another year of service and a total of 6 years Gerry was honorably discharged.

 

On August 22, 1980 he married the love of his life, Deborah L. McEvoy in Fredonia, Kansas.  Gerry and Debi traveled and lived in their travel trailer all over the United States. In addition to south east Kansas they lived in Baltimore, Maryland, Jonesborough, Arkansas, Springfield, Missouri, Chanute, Kansas, Muskogee, Oklahoma, Hardeeville, South Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, Rock Springs, Wyoming, Portland, Oregon, Modesto, California, Little Rock, Arkansas and Bigelow, Arkansas.  They even lived in Nicaragua for five years before returning to Coffeyville last year.  He and Debi have also owned Great Danes since 1990 and have loved their dogs unconditionally.

 

He worked as a Law Enforcement Officer for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department for five years; he served as Chief of Police in Fredonia, Kansas for five years; then found his calling as a foreman and contractor for industrial construction work for twenty years before retiring.

 

Gerry was a member of the Masonic Lodge where he held the Master Mason degree in Freemasonry; in addition to that, he went on to be a member of The Shriners.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post 20 in Coffeyville.  He enjoyed sailboats, fishing and most of all time he spent with his family and friends.

 

He leaves behind his wife and lifelong travel companion, Deborah Harding and their Great Danes of the home; daughters, Cindy Battaglear of Coffeyville Kansas, Monica Jutta Crocker and husband, Martin of Central Arkansas; daughter in laws, Kathy Freeman of Santa Cruz, California, Karen Harding of Freedom, California; ten grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; brother, Louis Collier and wife, Geraldine of Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Ruth Harding and by his sons, Rodney Gene Harding, Gerald “Gene” Harding II

 

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

 

A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty, Kansas.  Graveside Committal will be provided by Father Dan Lorimer of Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville.  Military Honors will be provided by VFW Post 1022 and American Legion Post 20.

 

The family suggests memorial can be made to the Coffeyville Rec Center; contributions can be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 N Cline, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.

 

To leave a message for the family online, visit www.dwbfh.com

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Bentley "Bud-bud "Bubby" Alexander Jones


Bentley “Bud-bud “Bubby” Alexander Jones age 2 of Cherryvale passed away on June 10, 2019

 

Bentley was born on January 8, 2017 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center the pride and joy of Drew and Tiffany (Layton) Jones. From his beginning he was a character, he loved everything about life. Some of his favorite things were playing outside, Pete the Cat, the sandbox; fire trucks also known as “Pepaw trucks”, police cars or “Nick cars” Blippi, “Batum”, and monster trucks. He loved seeing and playing with his entire family and he adored his Cousins. Bentley was a jokester, he was always laughing and even perfected a fake laugh and the slyest Popeye stare he used to make everyone around him smile and laugh. He was becoming a “big boy” even though he refused to use the “big boy potty” always saying NO when the subject came up, but he was going up the big slide by himself, even if it made mommy nervous. One of his most favorite places was right in the middle of Mommy and Daddy’s bed. He was an angel to everyone he met and his eyes always sparkled with life. Without a doubt he left a lasting impression on the hearts of everyone he knew. The world is a better place because Bentley was here.   

 

Bentley’s memories will forever be cherished in the hearts of Mommy and Daddy Tiffany and Drew Jones, maternal Pepaw and Grandma Kenny and Amy Layton, paternal Papa and Nana Mike and Cindy Jones, Great-Pops and Memaw Joe and Karen Taylor, numerous great uncles, aunts, and cousins, and his best bud Maverick his Alaskan Malamute puppy.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2:00pm at the Independence First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Bill Knight officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The family would be gracious to receive memorials to offset expenses. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

 

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Barbara Maurine Neale


Barbara Maurine Neale, age 93 died Wednesday February 6, 2019, at the Village Manor Christian Care Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

 

The Coffeyville Kansas native was the daughter of the late Joe and Maurine Read and the granddaughter of Hazard Wilson Read founder of H.W. Read’s department stores in Coffeyville Kansas.  She is a life-time member of the First United Methodist Church in Coffeyville KS and an Affiliate member of the State Street United Methodist Church in Bowling Green KY.  She was dedicated to her family and many friends and took pleasure in gardening and traveling with Ed.  She enjoyed her memberships to the Art and Literature Club that her Mother organized in 1928.  In 1956 she was awarded a PTA Life Time membership.  She was member of the Coffeyville Historical Society, a member of the Friday Book Review Club and a charter member of the Coffeyville Country Club. She volunteered as a member of the Red Cross, Salvation Army and Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Auxiliaries.  

 

She was preceded in death by her husband Edwin of 70 years and one grandson Joseph Burke Neale.  She is survived by three sons, Ed Neale Jr. and wife, Kathy Lou (Cook) Neale of Columbia MO, David Neale and wife, Lynda(Wilson) Neale of Bowling Green KY and John Neale and wife, Nancy (Burke) Neale of Arlington TX, a sister JoAnn Mattson of Lafayette CO, five grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. 

 

A Memorial Service celebrating Barbara’s life will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Veterans Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Nicole Swartz-Eck officiating. Inurnment will be in Restlawn Memorial Park.

 

The family will host a reception to greet friends at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the Parlor at the First United Methodist Church.

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First United Methodist Church and the Brown Mansion in Coffeyville KS. Contributions may be left with or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

 

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

 

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

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