Claudine M. Coker

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Claudine M. Coker, age 83, of Sharon Springs passed away Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Wallace County Community Care Center in Sharon Springs. 

Claudine was born June 3, 1935 to Claude DeCliffton and Freda Marie (Walker) Wertz at home in Wallace County.  She grew up and went to school in Sharon Springs.  On September 15, 1951 she married Glenn Coker at the Sharon Springs Methodist Church. 

Claudine worked as a CNA, CMA and Activities Director at the Goodland Regional Medical Center in Goodland,and Prairie Manor in Sharon Springs .She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Bowling League and Dart League.  She enjoyed playing cards, Yahtzee, dancing, cooking and most of all spending time with her family. 

Preceding her in death are her parents and grandparents; infant daughter, Donna Marie; son, Claude Edward; great grandson, Michael Wayne Langdell; and her brother, Jack Wertz.    

She is survived by her sons, Glenn Wayne (Shelly) Coker of Sharon Springs, KS and David Lee (Sherry) Coker of Apache Junction, AZ; brother, Donald (Connie) Wertz of Tulsa, OK; sister Beverly (Richard) Henderson of Sharon Springs, KS; grandchildren, Kimberly Langdell; Wayne Edward Coker; John Coker; Laramie Coker; Wade Harvey; Brandi Osberg, Shyann Coker and Morgan Coker; nephews, Shaun Wertz, Bill, Don and Robert Henderson; nieces, Kimberly Belieri and Tami Laughlin; 24 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.    

Funeral service will be Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. MT at the Gateway to Grace Church, 201 2nd Street in Sharon Springs.  Interment will follow the service at the Sharon Springs Cemetery, 1605 KS Hwy 27.  Visitation will be Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m. MT at the Gateway to Grace Church in Sharon Springs.  Memorials will be designated by the family later and may be left at the services or mailed to Bateman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 278, Goodland, KS  67735.  Online condolences and informationwww.batemanfuneral.com

OBITUARIES

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COURT

Traffic Court reports Apr 11, 2019

Chandler, Garrett Scott, Pueblo, Colo, driving 75 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $69, court costs $108. Palmier, Joshua Quayshun, Birmingham, Ala, driving 84 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $99, court costs $108. Chavez, Brenda Icilice, Denver, Colo, driving 85 mph in a 65 mph zone,... [More]

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District Court update

Destrie Whitaker appeared in Wallace County District Court on January 25, 2019 with attorney Christopher Rohr, Colby, in the matter of case number 2018 TR 282 - count 1 Driving While License Suspended, a level B non-person misdemeanor, date of offense, October 13, 2018. Whitaker... [More]

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District Court update

Vakiea Murrill appeared in Wallace County District Court on December 5th, 2018 with attorney Leslie Beims, Goodland. Murrill plead guility to Count 1 Possession of Marijuana and was ordered to pay a $100 fine, $158 in court costs, $160 in fees related to the case, and $770.90... [More]

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BUGLE NOTES

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