Chris Eugene McVey
July 25, 1957  -  December 12, 2018

Chris Eugene McVey

American Cancer Society
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American Diabetes Association
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Chris Eugene McVey, age 61, passed away on December 12, 2018 surrounded by his family and friends at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center in Coffeyville, KS.

Chris was born on July 25, 1957 in Iola, Kansas to Vernon “Mac” and Dorothy (Mann) McVey. He attended and graduated from Marmaton Valley School in Moran, KS.

On July 1, 1979, he married the love of his life Genette Cochran. They made their home in Coffeyville, KS where he was employed at Kanoma Coop/Bartlett Coop for the last 35 years. Chris never met a stranger and was known for his kind smile and always being there to offer a hand. He enjoyed his family, friends, golfing, work, mowing, a good meal, being the life of the party, but most of all the time he spent with his grandsons who were his pride and joy and thought the world of him.

He is survived by his wife, Genette of the home; daughters, Shalawnda Dumm and husband Travis of Coffeyville, KS, Scottie Harper and husband Tyler of Palm Harbor, FL; grandsons Asher and Grayson Dumm; parents Mac and Dottie McVey of Tyro, KS; brother Ron McVey and wife Teresa of Tyro, KS; in-laws Annette and Chris Cole of Moran, KS and Lori and Gary Amble of Shawnee Mission, KS; and ten nieces and nephews.

Following Chris’s wishes cremation has taken place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The family will be holding a Celebration of Life the summer of 2019 to honor him. A date will be determined and publicized at a later time. He requested that contributions be made to American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association. Contributions may be left in the care of the chapel. To leave a message of condolence visit


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  1. Randy and Debra Spencer
    Colorado Springs, CO

    Genette and Family, Deb and I pray strength and comfort during your loss. Not seeing you and Chris all that often always made the time we did, much more special. Chris' smile was so infectious. You couldn't help but smile back even if you were having a bad day. :) I have some very fond memories of our time in high school. Like, snow sledding behind a car in the streets of Moran. He was a bit crazy. Of course he would say it was someone else's idea. :) Please know that our hearts go out to you and the family Genette. We will miss Chris very much! Love, Randy and Deb.

  2. Ray & Pat Caldwell

    We are so very sorry to learn of the passing of Chris. We were so blessed to have him as our friend. We pray GOD' will richly bless your family and guide you through these trying time.

  3. Jacqueline and Gene McVey
    Hutchinson, KS

    Thru Chris's pain he always had a smile for everyone. He fought the toughest battle of his life till the very end. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers!!

  4. Beverly and Chuck Shepard
    Wichita, KS

    He was a very dear man. Will miss you cousin. We had a lot of good times together.

  5. Thomas Cannon
    Broken Arrow, OK

    When I was seven, I broke my leg. Chris was ten years older, lived near my grandmother's home. When the weather was bad, Chris would give me piggyback rides to school, so I wouldn't have to try and get there on crutches, or have my grandmother pull me on a sled. He didn't have to do that. It was, for me, an amazing act of kindness from a teenager that could have simply ignored me. I've never forgotten his kindness. I'm sorry for your loss

  6. Roger and Marcia Altis
    Eureka, KS

    Sending our deepest sympathy to Genette, Dottie & Vernon and family. He was a great guy and we will miss him dearly.

  7. Mel Limon
    Hutchinson, KS

    So sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family.

  8. missy jackson

    Mac, Dottie, & to the family, I am sorry for your loss. Chris was a great guy! He could put a smile on your face with the jokes he would tell. He will be missed.

  9. Kay Lusnak
    Tulsa, OK

    Genette, I was so saddened to hear of Chris’s passing last week. He was always one of my favorite customers and he always kept me informed of what was going on.

    I retired in August, so I was unaware of his cancer returned. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers and may God give you peace and comfort during your sad days.

    Thinking of you,
    Kay Lusnak
    Retired NGL Supply

  10. Monty & Patty Lorenz
    Enid, OK

    So sorry to about the passing of Chris. We meet you both through golf and enjoyed everything about Chris and your friendship. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. John and Mai Sullivan
    Wichita, KS

    Our condolences to the family. Thinking of you all.

  12. Debbie Stultz
    Caney, KS

    Mac , Dorothy, Ron your in our hearts and prayers. May God comfort you all through the time of your loss. God bless you all.

    Deepest Sympathy
    Debbie Stultz

  13. Phil and Charlene Merriman
    Coffeyville, KS

    Our prayers are with your family. Chris was Lways a nice guy and good friend.

  14. Bill Rhodes
    Moran, KS

    I will always remember our Best of times, much love and peace to you my brother .

  15. Bill and Pat Hyatt
    Grandview, MO

    We are so sorry for your loss our prayers are with you.

  16. Richard E Freel Sr
    Coffeyville, KS

    Rip brother, you will be missed n

  17. Lexie McCoy

    I'm so sorry to hear about Chris. I just learned Tuesday that he'd been ill. He was always so much fun to be around, and treated others with kindness and respect. My thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.

  18. Greg Noll
    Topeka, KS

    I am very, very sorry for your loss. His talent and friendship will be missed by everyone who knew him. May He Rest In Peace.

  19. Tesa clark
    South coffeyville, OK

    So sorry for your loss Chris was good man. Prayers for the family.

  20. Jamie Cole

    Chris was a bright light on this earth. May he shine down on his family the rest of their years on earth.

  21. Sharon Stalford
    Edna, KS

  22. Steve Nottingham
    Mineral Wells, TX

    I lived in Coffeyville and graduated FKHS in 77 Chris was not only my friend but also my instructor in Song's Taekwondo School....RIP BRO CHRIS...You will be missed.

  23. Charles and Mary Steinbrook
    Independence, MO

    Our condolences and prayers for the family during this time of sorrow.

  24. Dennis w Antle
    Dearing, KS


  25. Don and Ellie Wagner
    New Hope, AL

    Our Sincere Sympathy to you Mac and Dottie and his family.

  26. Deb Long-Thomas
    Liberty, KS

    Chris was loved and will be missed by many. So sorry he couldn't be with us longer. God bless you Chris!

  27. Charlie and Kris Crane
    Coffeyville, KS

  28. Alice Viebey
    Oviedo, FL

    Genette, so very sorry to hear about Chris; keeping you in my prayers.
    Annie (Speck) Viebey

  29. Jeanne Wagner Harles
    LaHarpe, KS

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

  30. Becky Beggs Orr
    Owasso, OK

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Wonderful memories of Chris thru the years ! Such a great guy.. He looks the same as 40 years ago!! 💙

  31. Pat Schuetz
    coffeyville, KS

    I am so sorry to hear about Chris The last time I saw him he was looking good and telling me about your new job
    My prayers are with you and the family

  32. Kayla Estes
    Sharpsburg, GA

    Shawanda so sorry for your loss you and your family are in my prayers.

  33. Betty Pierson
    Emporia, KS

    To The Family,
    You are in our thoughts & prayers.
    Grace Hyatt,
    Betty Hyatt-Pierson & Family

  34. Lori Muckenthaler Drouhard
    Danville, KS

    So sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers!

  35. Allyson Moore
    Coffeyville, KS

    My sincere condolences for your loss. I enjoyed working with Chris at Kanoma (Bartlett then) . His smile and appetite for a good chicken dinner are a few memories we at Bartlett will remember.
    He will be greatly missed

  36. Barbara Stange Kater
    Topeka, KS

    I am sorry to learn of Chris' passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  37. Jim and anna Cole
    Moran, KS

    May God comfort you with His peace and love.So sorry for your lost. Love Jim and Anna Cole

  38. Mike and Brooke Chaney
    Wann, OK

    Rest In Peace, Chris. You brightened our lives.

  39. Janet Morgan
    Coffeyville, KS

    So sorry Genette for your loss. May the Lord give you comfort and peace.

  40. Carmen
    , KS

    Thinking of you, prayers and a big hug!

  41. Terry Donahey
    Coffeyville, KS

    So sorry to hear that Chris will no longer be calling out "Hi, Terry & Jan" from green #2 while we were out for out walk to and from the Shelter House. Many enduring memories of the Tae Kwon Do years are still with me and my sons.
    Then there were the sorority years when Chris was, along with the other spouses, a member of the "Men's Aux of Beta Sigma Phi" :-).....selling that ice cold pop at the fair!!!
    Jan and I wish of offer our sincere sympathies to the entire McVey family; so sorry for your loss.

  42. Brenda Lane
    Portland, TN

    My sincerest sympathies to you and the girls. Chris was a great guy. Liked and loved by many. Hold on to your memories to help you through this most difficult time. God Bless you all.

  43. Brad Naccarato
    Wichita, KS

    So sad to see that Chris has left us. Played a lot of golf with him and had a lot of fun.

  44. Montgomery County Public Works
    Independence, KS

    We have known Chris through Kanoma for many years. He was a great guy and always ready to help by going the extra mile. Chris always made you smile and he will be missed.

    Montgomery County Public Works

  45. Craig Hitt

    Chris was true and great friend, one that never thought twice to help anyone. You will be on my mind every time I tee the golf ball up. Thoughts and prayers to the Family

  46. Larry and Charlene Henderson
    Olathe, KS

    Chris we love you and will miss you deeply. You are one of the best cousins I have have and was so much fun being around you. I will still make the bacon, cherry tomatoes for you. Our little special connection.
    I am sending all my love and hugs to Genette,Shalawnda,Scottie, Aunt Dottie, Uncle Vernon , Ronnie and the rest of his family. Just remember the beautiful smile and kind heart he had. He will be watching over you always.
    All my love
    Char and Larry

  47. Vicky Carinder
    Coffeyville, KS

    So sorry for your loss. No words can express my sorrow for your family's loss. Hugs and prayers

  48. David & Corrine Powell
    Coffeyville, KS

    Rest in peace my friend.

  49. AnnaMarie Plute
    Coffeyville, KS

    My prayers for Chris’ parents, his wife, kids, grandchildren, brother and all family and friends. I’ve known Chris for a very long time. He was always kind to me and he had a great smile. No more suffering for you Chris, may you forever Rest In Peace friend.

  50. Dale and Joan Darby
    Coffeyville, KS

    We are sorry to hear of Chris' passing. We were unaware that his cancer came out of remission. He was a great guy and it's true, he never met a stranger. Your family will miss him greatly. Blessings to your family and may God hold you in the palm of his hand and aid you in the healing process!

  51. Kip Neal
    Tulsa, OK

    It’s true your fathers traits will live on thru you

  52. Russ and Amy Caulkins
    Coffeyville, KS

    We always loved running into Chris around town and at the golf course. We are deeply saddened by the news of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  53. Willis and Mary Jane Bromley
    Coffeyville, KS

    Genette and family, sympathy and prayers for you and yours. We are so sorry to read of the passing of your husband, father son, and brother.

  54. Sheila Hayes
    Coffeyville, KS

    Chris was a great man and I can't begin to imagine how much you all will miss him. So sorry, hugs and prayers to all of you.

  55. Jeff Morris
    Dearing, KS

    What a great guy! Chris will be sorely missed by his multitude of friends.

  56. Heather and Jeff Laird

    We are so sorry fore your loss! If he was anything like his daughter Shalawnda he was a beautiful spirit! Hugs and prayers to you all. Love your friends in Canada
    Heather and Jeff oxox

  57. Verlyn and Anna Bolinger
    Branson West, MO

    We are so sorry to see Chris passed away. He was a great guy and always smiling. You are in our prayers.

  58. Nicholas Morris
    Coffeyville, KS

  59. Martha
    Norwood, MO

    Praying for you and your family. God bless

  60. Sarah Cabanas
    Lawrence, KS

    Love and prayers from our family ❤️

  61. Barbara Homer
    Coffeyville, KS

    Genette and family. So sorry for your loss .'Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning .'

  62. Larry Rosson
    Coffeyville, KS

    Iam sorry for your loss my thought and prayers go out to the familys he was the best i will miss him

  63. Karen Weimer
    Coffeyville, KS

    So sorry for your loss.

  64. Terry Atkinson
    Seguin, TX

    RIP my friend.

  65. Karen Kneedler
    Edna, KS

    Genette I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy for you and your family.

  66. David Powell
    Coffeyville, KS

    To the family of Chris. I am so sorry to hear about Chris's passing. I grew up playing golf with him at Hillcrest and will always remember those days. Continue to hit em' long Chris.

  67. Amanda McCullough
    Kyle, TX

    I can’t begin to put into words how so very sorry I am to hear this. I have so many fond meme tours growing up with Chris as a second dad through my teenage years. Thinking of you all and sending so much love from afar.❤️

  68. June Ralston
    Iola, KS

    So sorry for your loss. Chris was a good and kind man. I feel blessed to have known him.

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