Monday, May 25, 2015



So this day shall be to you a memorial. Exodus 12:14 (NKJV)

In honor of the veterans of the Civil War, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., who had been wounded three times during that war, said the following in a Memorial Day Address in 1884:

It is now the moment when by common consent we pause to become conscious of our national life and to rejoice in it, to recall what our country has done for each of us, and to ask ourselves what we can do for our country in return.

Patriot’s Prayer

The greatest thing I can do for my country, Lord, is to honor You. If I hold You in the highest regard, I will do my civic duty with pleasure. Let me do service to my country and to others with a genuine willingness. Guide me to do those things that will make a difference for You.

Patriot’s Promise

In 1 Samuel 24:6, David had a perfect opportunity to kill King Saul — who was, after all, out to kill David. But David acknowledged to his men that the king had been anointed by God and that no one should stretch out his hand against him. Also, in 1 Chronicles 16:22, David credited God with commanding,

Do not touch My anointed ones.

We must hold our leaders in high regard and pray for them every day.

Because David honored and respected King Saul, God honored David, and He will keep that promise to us as well.

Friday, May 22, 2015



                                               Lonnie Alan Wallace
65, of Pueblo, Colorado and former  Waldo and Paradise, Kansas resident, died on March 12, 2015, at his home..

Lonnie was born on October 12, 1949, in the Russell City Hospital in Russell, Kansas, the son of George W. and Bonnie (Williams) Wallace. 
He grew up in Waldo, Kansas and graduated from Paradise High School in Paradise, Kansas.  He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Rose Marie Williams in May 1969 in Hutchinson, Kansas. 
Lonnie and Rose raised two son Aaron and Paul Williams. 


Lonnie worked as a service technician working on machinery and hydraulic equipment.  He also worked in the asphalt paving industry.

He is survived by his two stepsons Aaron H. Williams and Paul D. Williams; brothers Ronald G. Brozek (Lana) and Donald V. Engle (Betty);
sister Marjorie E. Wheeler (Bobby);
5 step grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rose on November 29, 2013, and sister Vonda J. Powell.
A graveside memorial service to honor Lonnie's life
will be held at
2:00 P.M. on Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Luray City Cemetery
Reverend Jason Mason officiating. 

Cards and condolences may be sent in care of the mortuary. 
Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary
of Russell is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


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Alan Kent Cooper, 67, of Moore, OK passed away May 3, 2015.
He was born January 20, 1948 to Milton and June Cooper in Concordia, KS.
Alan was employed by the United Postal Service and retired after 30 years of service. Alan was a strong family man, republican and loved the Lord. Alan was a train enthusiast and a “Mr. Fix-It”. He also enjoyed wood working.
Most of all 
he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kay Cooper;   

2 daughters, Janet Morgan and Marie Woods and husband, Jeff;
grandchildren, David, Paul, Brendan, Brody, and Isaac; 

sister, Nancy Barlow; 
2 brothers, Steven Cooper and wife, Sharon and Richard Cooper. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Milton and June Cooper; mother-in-law, Frances Kvasnicka; and father-in-law, Joe Kvasnicka. 

Funeral services 
will be held at 

10:00 AM, Thursday, May 7, 2015 

at the 
First United Methodist Church of Moore, Moore, Oklahoma. 
Interment to follow at Moore Cemetery, Moore, OK
Services are under the direction of John Ireland Funeral Home.