Herbert Shira

Obituary of Herbert Don Shira

Herbert Don Shira, 92, of Coffeyville passed away Sunday, June 7, 2020 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. He was born on September 24, 1927 on the family farm near Labette, Kansas. Don grew up in Labette County where he attended rural schools and completed his education graduating from Labette County High School. Don was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp. On September 24, 1947 he married Evelyn Louise Wheelen. Following their marriage, they made their home in Oswego, Parsons and Coffeyville where they raised their daughters. Evelyn preceded him in death on October 18, 1988. On November 26, 1989 he married Patty Hart. She survives at the home in Coffeyville. Don retired as Purchasing Agent for Automotive Control Corp. in Independence. Having previously worked at Haskett & Pedlar Auto Supply, Parsons, KS, Carter Automotive Warehouse and Funk Manufacturing Coffeyville, KS. Don was a longtime active member of the First Southern Baptist Church. He enjoyed woodworking, he also enjoyed going to sales and buying furniture to repurpose. For many years he was known as the "Man on 3rd St. that sold chest of drawers". Don loved spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife, Patty of the home; his daughters, Ruth Bardwell and husband, Steve of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and Carmen Dissing and husband, Dennis of Bella Vista, Arkansas; his step-children, Susan Pipkin of Aurora, Colorado, Marlene Koch of Coffeyville, Becky Chronister and Dale Hart both of Pittsburg, and Ellen Parsons of Reeds Spring, Missouri; one sister, Martha A. Frier of Dallas, Texas; eight grandchildren, Vanessa Wallace, Joshua Pipkin, Daniel Pipkin, Levi Chronister, Kaylee Koch, Aaron Parsons, Jessica Parsons, and Charlie Parsons; and nine great-grandchildren, Alexa Wallace, Ryan Pipkin, Maddie Pipkin, Emma Pipkin, Claire Pipkin, Aubrey Pipkin, Theo Chronister, Johnathan Parsons, and Easton Parsons. He was preceded in death by grandsons, Aaron Bardwell and Jason Koch. Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 12, 2020 at the First Southern Baptist Church with Pastor Luke Oldweiler officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville. Friends may call on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family suggests memorials to the First Southern Baptist Church; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.
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Visitation at Funeral Home

10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday, June 11, 2020
David W. Barnes Funeral Home
306 North Cline Road
Coffeyville, Kansas, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 pm
Friday, June 12, 2020
First Southern Baptist Church
2701 W 8th St.
Coffeyville, Kansas, United States

Final Resting Place

Fairview Cemetery
2602 Woodland Ave.
Coffeyville, Kansas, United States
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