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Beverly Ann O'Neal passed away July 23, 2021 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.  She was born on January 24, 1939 in Fredonia, Kansas, the daughter of Hugh and Freda (Jacob) Harper.

Beverly was a graduate of Moline High School in Moline, Kansas.  On June 8, 1957, she married Leonard Lewis O'Neal.  They were married for 24 years until his death in 1981.  She was devoted to her family, never missing a chance to send a birthday card, go see a ball game, or spend time with family.  For most of her life, she was a homemaker raising her four daughters.  After babysitting for several years, she worked at Standard Motors until her retirement.

Beverly was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church in Longton, Kansas and The Order of the Eastern Star member since the late 70s.  She enjoyed spending time with her group of friends, exercising daily, and having a cup of coffee at the cafe in Longton.

Beverly ia survived by her daughters, Debbie (Brad) Kill of Longton, Kansas, Terri (Dave) Green of Neodesha, Kansas, Brenda (Dave) Lumm of Independence, Kansas, and Kim (John) Willard of Neodesha, Kansas;  her siblings, Mary (Harper) Osburn and Tom Harper, both of Bolivar, Missouri; her grandchildren, Benjamin (Serena) Kill, Prestyn Ball, Katrina (Jason) Kemper, Melissa Larsh, Lyndsey (Drew) Johnson, Brodie (Melissa) Larsh, Mandy (Damon) Wolfe, Erica (Jake) Horton, Garrett ( Brittany) Green, Madison (Mark) Hays, Allison (Perry) Daily, Lisa (Nathan) West, and Kasey (Jacob) Hunter; and numerous great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her siblings, Don Harper, Louise Thompson, Janet Hawkins, and Elnor Harper.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Longton, Kansas with funeral services immediately following at 11:00 a.m.  Memorial has been suggested for the United Methodist Church in Longton and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.  Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349 has been entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)
Politics / Re: When The French Have Their Backs To The Wall . . . .
« Last post by redcliffsw on Today at 05:46:43 AM »

Government is not defending our liberty and that ought to be the number one priority.  People are using government to create power to steal our liberty.

We're sending troops all over the world to "defend" freedom - meanwhile we continue to lose our liberty to the Federal government in Washington DC and the Bolsheviks who are running the show by stealing our liberty. 

Politics / Re: When The French Have Their Backs To The Wall . . . .
« Last post by Wake-up! on Yesterday at 10:22:42 PM »
Make that subject line, "When the rest of the world has their backs to the wall". Read about the world-wide protests against subjugation here;

When are Americans going to get off their dumb, lazy butts and demand freedom?
Politics / One Trail Of Deceit
« Last post by Wake-up! on Yesterday at 09:37:30 AM »
Here is a comment from Cynthia McKinney, a six-term Democratic representative to Congress from Georgia, and more recently a member of the Green Party.

“The Chinese biological laboratory in Wuhan is owned by GlaxoSmithKline which (accidentally) owns Pfizer!” the one who makes the vaccine against the virus which (accidentally) started at the Wuhan Biological Lab and which was (accidentally) funded by Dr. Fauci!

Here is the link;

[So, why was El Trumpo banging the war drums against China? And isn't Biden doing the same? China doesn't own the Wuhan Lab, a large international conglomerate with ties to many countries, including the US of A, does own it, and is no doubt doing business in China because of favorable regulations and less oversight. Why hold GlaxoSmithKline harmless while our politicans finger-point and posture at China?
So, why politicize a medical issue to threaten a world power? Or is it really a medical issue? Maybe it was a political issue to begin with, and the medical issue is the fabrication.
So, why isn't Fauci in jail for funding SARS Covid research, then using his political position to make billions off the research?
So, why do small-time criminals go to jail, and big-time criminals be appointed to public office? Or is it the public office that makes them big-time?
So, when are Americans going to stop putting politicians in office that engage our country and our tax money in entangling alliances that create animosity and death around the world? Is that an impossible task? Doesn't it start by truth-speaking rather then trails of deceit?]

Politics / Polling For Personal Choice
« Last post by Wake-up! on July 23, 2021, 12:21:49 PM »
Last week a survey asked respondents, “Do you believe taking COVID vaccines should be mandatory, or should taking the vaccine be a personal choice?”
Overall, 71.4 percent said vaccines should be a “personal choice,” 21.8 percent said they should be “mandatory,” and 6.8 percent remain unsure.

Here is the story;

Only 1,077 likely general election voters were surveyed. The survey claims to have a margin of error of +/- 2.99 percent. I'm not sure how such a small sample size can represent some 150 million voters, but it is nice to see a large majority of people believe in a basic Right.
Obituaries / KEENER, Wanalee (Gordon) - b. September 17, 1930 - July 17, 2021
« Last post by patyrn on July 22, 2021, 11:54:54 AM »
Wanalee Keener, age 90, passed away July 17, 2021 at Morningstar Care Homes in Fredonia, Kansas.  She was born September 17,  to Albert and Maranda Isabelle (Innis) Gordon in Richmond, Indiana.

Wanalee grew up in Indiana, and while in high school, she met and later married Robert Arthur Lukens.  They later divorced.  Together they had seven children.  In 1963, they moved to Derby, Kansas where Wanalee worked in a cafeteria and a nursing home.  She loved to cook, sew, spend time in the garden, and read many books.  She was also an avid bowler and a member of a bowling league in her younger years.

On April 21, 1990, Wanalee married Robert Keener in Monett, Missouri and gained three stepdaughters and one stepson.  The lived for several years on Grand Lake in Grove, Oklahoma and later made their home in Fall River, Kansas.

Everyone loved Wanalee.  She always had open arms for any of her children's friends and ultimately for anyone she met.  She never knew a stranger.

Wanda is survived by her husband, Robert Keener; her children, Gary (Lanita) Lukens of Edmond, Oklahoma, Jayne (Sam) Helmkamp of Granby, Missouri, Susie (Billy Ecton, Jr.) Buffalow of Fall River, Kansas, Anne Beal of Wichita, Kansas, Pat (Dave) Dickerson of Shell Knob, Missouri, Robert Lukens of Wichita, Kansas, and Janalee (Bob) Hill of Derby, Kansas; stepchildren, Walt Keener, Keith Keener, R.J. Keener, and LaJunta Martin; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Fredonia, Kansas.  A private family graveside service and burial will be held in Indiana at a later date.  A memorial has been established for Morningstar Care Homes, and gifts may be left with Countryside Funeral Home, 420 S. 20th Street, Fredonia, Kansas 66736 which is in charge of arrangements.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

Politics / Conservatism's Dixie Roots . . .
« Last post by redcliffsw on July 22, 2021, 07:53:42 AM »

Most media love the word (democracy) without a clue as to its structure in life, in nature. Such a pitiful group, who pretend to worship the conservative republican thought of such men like Thomas Jefferson or Patrick Henry. Pretense, without a clue to major concepts such as democracy, republic, and especially, civil war.

And they wonder why we have barbed wire around the capitol; a silly superficial supreme court that is only concerned about itself as an institution; a president who is demented, and a one-time courtesan as an inept vice president.
-Paul Yarbrough

Read on:

Obituaries / APPLEBY, Mariellen (Jones) - b September 2, 1933 - d. July 6, 2021
« Last post by patyrn on July 21, 2021, 12:04:14 PM »
Mariellen Appleby of Sedan, Kansas passed away peacefully on July 6, 2021 at Pleasant Valley Skilled Nursing Home in Sedan at the age of 87.  She was born September 2, 1933 in Barclay, Kansas in Osage County, the oldest of two daughters born to Archie Even and Mary Ellen (Newman) Jones.

Mariellen graduated from East High School in Wichita, Kansas in 1951 where she was a member of the swim team and enjoyed aerobatic dancing.  She received a Bachelor's degree in Home Economics from Kansas State College in Manhattan, Kansas (now Kansas State University) and a Master's degree from the University of Maryland on a 4-H Fellowship.  While in college, she was a member of Clovia, living in the 4-H Clovia House and became a member of Chimes, an honorary group for young women promoting fellowship, service, and high scholastic scholarship.

Mariellen's entire career was with Kansas Cooperative Extension Service as follows:

1955-1958  Extension Home Economics Agent, Dickinson County, Abilene, Kansas
1958-1963  Extension Home Economics Agent, Greenwood County, Eureka, Kansas
1963-1965  Assistant to the State Leader for Home Economics, Manhattan, Kansas
1965-1989  SE Area Extension Home Economist - Chanute, Kansas

She retired on April 30, 1989.

On September 3, 1966, Mariellen was united in marriage to Thomas Eugene "Tom" Appleby at Danforth Chapel on the KSU campus in Manhattan, Kansas.  They established their first home in Garnett, Kansas and then moved  in 1975 to the Appleby family farm west of Sedan, Kansas.  Mariellen and Tom always enjoyed their many adored pet dogs, water and snow skiing, playing pinochle, being season ticket holders for KSU basketball games, participating in Kansas and national Cattlemen's conventions, and enjoying many shows in Branson, Missouri.  Tom passed away on July 11, 2009 after which Mariellen moved into Sedan where she lived until her death. 

Mariellen ran as a Democrat for the Kansas House of Representative seat for District 76 (Chautauqua, Elk, Greenwood counties) in 1990.  She campaigned door-to-door on foot and by bicycle, finishing with 1,254 votes against Republican incumbent Rex Cromwell's 1,953 votes.  She ran again in 1992, losing again to Cromwell by a margin of 4,331 to 4,843 while carrying Chautauqua County.

Mariellen held membership in Epsilon Sigma Phi (Honorary Extension Professionals Organization) and national and Kansas Association of Home Economists.  For many years, she was active in the Sedan Business and Professional Women's Club and also PEO.  She was a part of  the Chautauqua County 4-H Scholarship program, serving as treasurer for several years.  She was a member of the Kansas Cattlewomen and served as President.  She was a very active member of the United Methodist Church, worshipping and serving in both Wauneta and Sedan churches.  Her faith was an important part of her life, and she was a certified lay minister in the Methodist Church.

Mariellen will be lovingly remembered by her sister-in-law, Mary Louise (Appleby) Jardine of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; nephews, Mark and Scott Jardine; and five great-nieces and great-nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; her parents; and her sister, Arla Jeanine (Jones) Johnson.

A Celebration of Life service was held on July 14, 2021 at the Wauneta United Methodist Church in Wauneta, Kansas with Dean Stone officiating.  Private family inurnment took place at Cedar Vale Cemetery in Cedar Vale, Kansas.  Memorials are suggested to Chautauqua County 4-H Scholarship Fund, the NARF Alzheimer's Research Fund, the Wauneta or Sedan United Methodist Churches, or the charity of your choice.  Contributions may be left in care of Dickens Family Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67316 which was entrusted with arrangements. 

(taken from the Dickens Family Funeral Home website)

Before their marriage, Tom Appleby, husband of Mariellen, lived in Howard and was the 4-H County Agent in Elk County.
Politics / Cultural and Political Suicide . . .
« Last post by redcliffsw on July 21, 2021, 07:30:00 AM »

That must be our task, our role: to keep alive our heritage, our past, our memory, to rededicate ourselves “to the truths we keep coming back and back to,” before our Ancestors and before Almighty God.
-Boyd Cathey

Read on:

Politics / Re: Empire Of Disinformation
« Last post by Wake-up! on July 20, 2021, 06:39:45 AM »
Here is Kunstler's take on where the false narrative are taking this country.

"The trouble is: narrative is not the truth. Generally, it’s the opposite of the truth. It’s manufactured counter-truth. The more narrative you spin, the faster you must spin off new supporting narrative to conceal the untruth of your previous narrative — until the national hive mind is lit up in unreality where nothing makes sense and the very language that separates humanity from the rough beasts becomes a social poison. And is “Joe Biden” not the perfect gibbering epitome of this mess, a ghost in the narrative machine, beckoning us into chaos?"

Read here for a few specifics on the unfolding lies and consequences;
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