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Richard H. Coffey

Joe Denoyer - May 27, 2023 4:41 pm

Richard H. Coffey, age 82, of Ulysses, Kansas, died Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses. He was born April 26, 1941, in Dodge City, Kansas, the son of Dr. George McDowell and Helen M. (Miller) Coffey.

Richard grew up in Ulysses and graduated from Grant County Rural High School in 1959. He continued his education at Dodge City Community College and Ft. Hays State University. He married Maxie Ross in Arvada, Colorado, on December 28, 1978. Richard raised feeder cattle, farmed, and leveled farm ground for irrigation purposes. He also owned Coffey Trading Company which was a commodity trading business. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and traveling. He loved his time spent with family and especially his grandkids.

Richard is survived by his wife, Maxie of their home; daughter, Marla Young and husband Jeff of Pickering, Missouri; sons, Troy Coffey of Springfield, Missouri, and Greg Coffey and wife Julie of Fort Collins, Colorado, daughter, Lisa Brewer and husband John of Nixa, Missouri; step-daughters, Janell Martin of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Gaye Bloesser and husband Rocky of Colorado Springs, Colorado; brothers, Roger D. Coffey and wife Deana of Lawrence, Kansas, and Douglas G. Coffey and wife Beverly of Waxahachie, Texas; nine grandchildren, Alyssa, Bryce, Jordan, Kyle, Zachary, Riley, Heather, Matthew, and Colin; and three great-grandchildren.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. George M. and Helen Coffey; brother, George M. Coffey, Jr; and sister, Carolyn Coffey.

Memorial service will be Monday, June 12, 2023, at 10:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Ulysses with Reverend Kelly Gindlesberger officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Ulysses Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Bentwood Golf Course or American Diabetes Association in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880. Condolences may be posted at

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