John Maitlen
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Obituary of John David Maitlen

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.