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”
Greenwood, MO 64034
Greenwood, MO 64034
Chad you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Please take comfort in knowing your lovely grandmother has always been in the loving arms of our heavenly father.
I want to express my deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your grandmother. May God rest her soul in peace.
My sincere condolences to your family on the loss of your mother. I have many wonderful memories of both your parents. With Cliff, I always think of he and my dad and their hunting dogs debates. With Bonnie, I think of her warmth and her loving friendship with my mom. I hope you can take comfort in the fact that she lived a long and love-filled life and now at long last has reunited with her beloved husband.
It was my pleasure helping Bonnie through my line at Price Chopper with a loving smile on her face, I will miss her!
I am so blessed to have been a part of your all’s life and assisting in the care of your mother. I treasure meeting Bonnie and our laughs conversations we had together. She was such a sweet and spunky little lady. I know she’s happy, healthy and thoroughly enjoying eternal life in heaven!
Joan so sorry abt the loss of your mom. Know how hard it is 2 lose a mother. Just take comfort in the thought that she was loved & spread her love generously 2 all her children, grandchildren & gr-grandchildren.
I am sorry for your loss. I wish I would have known her. I am the granddaughter of Lonnie Gray Rand. My mother was Marsha Rand. My uncle Jon and grandmother (Mary) have often wondered how she was doing. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.