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Obituaries / ALLISON, Ronald Dean - b. October 30, 1934 - d. September 17, 2019
« Last post by patyrn on Yesterday at 12:37:40 am »
Ronald Dean Allison, age 84, of Mineola, Texas and formerly of Grenola, Kansas, passed away September 17, 2019 in Tyler, Texas.  He was born on October 30, 1934 in Woodward, Oklahoma, the son of Francis Rex "Curley" and Velma Ellen Allison.

The Allison family moved from Oklahoma to Kansas when Ronald was five years old.  In his early years, he began working with his dad and brothers managing a ranch in South Central Kansas, and that experience prepared him for a lifelong career in ranching. 

On October 31, 1954, Ronald married Mary Alice Burdett at the Grenola Christian Church in Grenola, Kansas.  Together they had four children, Debra, Sarah, Vance, and Brian.  Ron was a member of the Grenola Christian Church for over 60 years and served as an elder for 52 years before moving to Mineola, Texas in 2018.  He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and raised and trained registered quarter horses for many years.  He competed in numerous cutting horse competitions, bringing home a number of trophies.  He enjoyed riding his horses, working cattle with area ranchers, and teaching adult Bible study class on Sunday mornings.  He was an avid reader of history and western literature and had many stories to share of his life as a cowboy.  "He will be greatly missed by his family, but our loss is his victory."

Ronald is survived by his devoted wife, Mary Alice Allison of the home in Mineola, Texas; daughters, Debra (Don) Clemons of Mineola, Texas and Sarah (Jim) Leftwich of Derby, Kansas; sons, Vance (Nancy) Allison of Columbia, Missouri and Brian Allison of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; sisters, Rita (Gary) Baker of Rose Hill, Kansas and Verna Brooks of Sedan, Kansas; brothers, Max Allison (Delcia) of Winfield, Kansas and Clifford (Karen) Allison of Yoder, Wyoming; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Ron was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Stegleman and her husband, Elvin;  sister-in-law, Juvene Allison; and brother-in-law, Bill Brooks.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas.  Funeral service will be held Monday, September 23, 2019 at the Grenola Christian Church.  Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola, Kansas.  The family suggests that memorials be made to the Grenola Christian Church or Hospice of East Texas in Tyler, Texas.  Donations may be lefti with or mailed to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349 which has been entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)
Politics / Re: Understanding What Is Coming . . . .
« Last post by Wake-up! on September 19, 2019, 10:49:35 pm »
Is this media hype . . . . or are these united States truly this divided?

Hope everyone has an AR-15 and about two thousand rounds. Just in case.
Politics / What I wish Iā€™d told Sean Hannity . . .
« Last post by redcliffsw on September 18, 2019, 10:32:44 am »

Hannity is a Lincolnian - nothing new about that - even the modern Democrats can appreciate Hannity for being Lincolnian.  Tom Woods is Jeffersonian and we need more Jeffersonians in America to outnumber the Lincolnians (tyrants).

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Politics / Re: Eight Minute Video On Schooling . . . .
« Last post by redcliffsw on September 18, 2019, 10:28:42 am »

Good one.  Years ago, it was the Republicans who set the government schooling in motion.  Been going on for more than 100 years.
Nowadays, the modern Democrats assist the Republicans in the government indoctrination of students.  It just takes more money to be forced from folks - whether folks like it or not.  The tyrants keep winning and Americans lose more.
Politics / Eight Minute Video On Schooling . . . .
« Last post by Wake-up! on September 16, 2019, 08:47:35 am »
 . . . . if you can stand the background music.
Politics / The Future of Freedom . . . .
« Last post by redcliffsw on September 13, 2019, 07:47:25 am »

The conclusion is inescapable: Republicans are powerless against socialism because ā€” as shown by their words and deeds ā€” they are socialists themselves.
-Laurence Vance

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Obituaries / WENE, Johnny R. "John" - b. April 18, 1931 - d. August 6, 2019
« Last post by patyrn on September 12, 2019, 08:42:52 pm »
Johnny R. "John" Wene, age 88, of Grove, Oklahoma passed away peacefully at his home on August 6, 2019.  He was born to Arthur and Maude (Porter) Wene on April 18, 1931 in Harper, Kansas where he grew up on the family wheat farm.

John graduated from high school in 1950 and joined the United States Air Force, proudly serving his county for nearly ten years during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars.  He received both the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and the Air Force Longevity Service Award.  He also served in the Army National Guard of Kansas, the Kansas National Guard, and the Air National Guard of Kansas.  He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, VFW, and the Masonic Lodge.

After his military service, John returned to Kansas, settling in Wichita where he met and married Lucille Jean (Townsley) Huffstetler on January 1, 1981.  They were married for 38 years.  He worked as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service in Wichita until retiring in 1987 after 21 years of service.  After retiring, the couple moved to Grove, Oklahoma where John was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge, VFW, and the American Legion.  He enjoyed woodworking and collecting padlocks and keys which he enjoyed refurbishing. 

John is survived by his wife, Lucille Jean of the home in Grove; his stepson, Lynn Huffstetler of Wichita, Kansas; and a sister, Ardith Battershell of Columbia, Missouri.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jim Wene; and a sister, Verona Olson. 

Memorial services will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1005 Leisure Road, Grove, Oklahoma with a reception to follow.  Pastor Randy Hamill will officiate, and Masonic Rites and Military Rites will be carried out.  Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church in John's name.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Nichols-Stephens Funeral and Cremation Services, 10201 U.S. Highway 59, Grove, Oklahoma 74344.

(taken from the Nichols-Stephens Funeral and Cremation Services website)

John Wene was the husband of Lucille Townsley who grew up in Howard, Kansas and graduated from Howard High School in 1962.  He was the brother-in-law of Robert Townsley of Moline, Kansas.

Obituaries / CONDON, Evelyn Lee (Ford) - b. March 6, 1939 - d. September 10, 2019
« Last post by patyrn on September 12, 2019, 07:46:39 pm »
Evelyn Lee Condon, age 80, passed away September 10, 2019 at Medicalodges Independence in Independence, Kansas.  The oldest of three children, Evelyn was born in Valley Center, Kansas to Lloyd A. and Jesse P. (Dutton) Ford on March 6, 1939.

On December 1, 1956, Evelyn married Ernest Kenneth Condon, jr. In 1957, she graduated from Elk Falls High School in Elk Falls, Kansas.  Through the years, Evelyn and Ernest welcomed four children.  She worked at ACC for 20+ years before retiring. 

Evelyn loved sewing, cooking, gardening, crocheting, and needlework.  She will be deeply missed by everyone that had the honor of knowing her and speaking with her.

Those left to cherish Evelyn's memory are her son, Ernest "Bud" (Ardie) Condon III; her daughters, Evelyn Jo "Jody" (Kevin) Carter and Rexanna Lee (Warren) Nicklas; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren,.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Jesse Ford; her husband, Ernest Kenneth Condon, jr.; her son, Rocky Lloyd Condon; and her brother, Leslie Ford.

A celebration of Evelyn's life will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Moline City Cemetery in Moline, Kansas.  To leave the family a special message of condolence, please visit  Arrangements have been entrusted to Potts Chapel in Independence, Kansas.

(taken from the Potts Funeral Home website)
Obituaries / USRY, David W. - b. September 8, 1951 - d. September 6, 2019
« Last post by patyrn on September 11, 2019, 12:19:52 pm »
David W. Usry, 67, of Sedan, Kansas, passed away September 6, 2019 at his home in Sedan.  He was born September 8, 1951 in Houston, Texas to Robert Arnold Usry and Frances (Miller) Usry.

David grew up in and attended schools in Crosby, Texas and Iola, Texas.  He later received his GED and attended Sam Houston State University in Texas with a major in agriculture.  On June 9, 1972, he enlisted in the United States Army and served until he was honorably discharged on June 7, 1977.

David was united in marriage to Sue Ebert on May 30, 1975 at Fort Lee, Virginia.  They lived in Texas for several years before moving to Sedan, Kansas in 1989.  He worked as a truck driver and rancher.  In 2002, David went blind, and his faith in God was very strong.  He recovered most of his sight by God's grace.

David was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sedan.  He enjoyed playing the guitar, fishing, hunting, golf, bowling, and owning Corner Rock Critters with his family raising dogs.  His most enjoyable thing to do was raising his children and teaching them about God and life.

David is survived by his wife, Sue Usry of the home in Sedan, Kansas; three daughters, Cathy (Roger) Sprouse of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Melissa Usry of Sedan, Kansas, and Chelsey Usry of Peru, Kansas; seven sons, Larry (Teresa) Usry of Howard, Kansas, Mike Usry of Oswego, Kansas, and Andy Usry, Adam Usry, Dylan (Abby) Usry, Jared Usry, and Timothy Usry, all of Sedan, Kansas; one brother, Robert Usry, jr. of Texas; one sister, Kathryn Johnson of Texas; 15 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jade Usry; one grandchild; and his parents.

Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 220 N. Chautauqua, Sedan, Kansas with Pastor Mark Davis officiating.  The family has suggested memorials to the Midwest Battle Buddies which may be left in care of the Dickens Family Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361 which is in charge of arrangements.

(taken from the Dickens Family Funeral Home website)
Politics / Is The Farming Community Still Red?
« Last post by Wake-up! on September 10, 2019, 04:52:55 pm »

Will farmers vote for El Trumpo in 2020? Or will you be too busy emotionally processing your pain?

Blaming the USDA for your problems? What has, or hasn't, the USDA done?
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