Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully on August 6th, 2020 in her home in Lee’s Summit, MO. She was 97 and born to Minnie Alice Carpenter and Walter Nicodemus (Nick) Rand on November 22nd, 1922 in Denver, Arkansas.
On August 20th, 1945 in Kansas City, MO, Bonnie married the love of her life, Clifton Augustus O’Neal from Carroll Co. Arkansas. They lived happily in the Kansas City area for 55+ years. Always together, they enjoyed watching baseball, fishing, square dancing, and traveling.
A common thread throughout Bonnie’s life was creating crafts and giving to others. Her many talents included painting, quilting, needlepoint, sewing, crocheting, quilling, and knitting. She was an excellent cook. For many years through her church, Longview Chapel Christian, she enjoyed creating crafts with the Willing Workers Group.
She is survived by her sister, Joyce Kelton, Sister in Law Helen O’Neal, her children, Keith O’Neal (Janice), Joan McFarland (Dan), Nyla Blick (Bob), as well as, her grandchildren, Celeste Vitt (Doug), Chad O’Neal (Tracey), Chris O’Neal (Rachel) and her great grandsons, Tyler O’Neal (Alyssa), Jacob Lewis, Connor O’Neal, Tanner O’Neal, CJ O’Neal, and Carter O’Neal. She was preceded in death by her husband Clifton O’Neal, her sister Wilma Cantrell, her twin brother Lonnie Rand, her brother James Rand, her sister Lucy Roby, and countless relatives and close friends.
The family gives a special thanks to John Knox Hospice and Simply Home Companion & Personal Care for the loving care from the numerous caregivers given in her last few days.
On August 13th, visitation at 9 am and memorial services at 10 am will be held at Greenwood Fellowship, 1601 W. Main Street, Greenwood, MO 64034. Services will be led by Pastor Donna Rose-Heim and Pastor Chris Williams. Following services, there will be a brief graveside service at Parklawn Cemetery, 8251 Hillcrest Rd, KCMO. The family invites everyone to a boxed lunch (BBQ) starting between 12:30 pm and 1 pm at Greenwood Fellowship. Family requests no flowers and a memorial fund has been set up at her beloved church, Longview Chapel Christian Church.
A live video feed will be available at the time of service. On the computer go to: https://fcfamily.org , then scroll down and click either “watch live” or “facebook live”