And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.

~Revelation 5:9~


Mary Nell Kliesch

February 22, 1935 – April 5, 2023

A resident of Kentwood, LA passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. She was born February 22, 1935 in Easleyville, LA and was 88 years of age. She is survived by her son, Milton W. Kliesch; five grandchildren, Holly Fron and husband RC, Whitney Kliesch, Mindy Kliesch Beard, Erin Evanoff, and Ryan Evanoff and wife Kindel; eight great-grandchildren, Brayden and Brooklyn Buxman, Hazel and Oscar Evanoff, Henry and Louis Fron, Collins Beard, and Kent Kliesch; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, including her special neighbor, Ruby Travis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Milton Kliesch; daughter, Faye Kliesch Evanoff; parents, Oscar and Lida Lee Easley; great-grandson, Walter Harley Evanoff; brothers and sisters, Christine Easley, Estelle Bridges, Rucie Lee, Mildred Megison, Melva Welch, Huey Easley, and Bobby W. Easley. Visitation at Osyka Baptist Church from 9:00am until religious services at 11:00am on Saturday, April 8, 2023. Services conducted by Rev. Jacob Williams. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements for an online guestbook, visit


  • April 7
  • II CORINTHIANS 4: 16 – 5:10
  • I PETER 1: 3-9
  • “It’s easiest to focus on eternity when . . . . “


Today, I am reminded of all the older men and women who live alone. Be a good neighbor and/or friend and check on them at a regular time each day. You will develop a great friendship and love for them. They will have the security of knowing you will check on them. Their family will appreciate you more than you can ever imagine. Please pray for them daily. You may want to make a list and keep it close at hand until you can remember all the names without a list.




When I was a young child, I had trouble understanding why we would celebrate Jesus’ death. It wasn’t long before Momma got that cleared up. Be sure the children or anyone else who does not understand the wonderful significance of this day understands it this year.

Anna Lee