Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Della L. O'Neal, 96, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012, in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare, Crane.

She was born Dec. 3, 1915, in Decatur County, Ind., the daughter of John T. and Nettie Mae (Lynn) Martin. In October 1949, she was united in marriage to Richard O'Neal, who preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1987. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Ellena and Marie; and one brother, Telly.

She grew up and received her education in Indiana, graduating from high school in Milroy, Ind. She was a licensed hairdresser for several years. In 1970, she moved from South Bend, Ind., to Shell Knob to make her home. She was a member of Central Community United Methodist Church in Shell Knob.

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) in Central Community United Methodist Church, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Pastor Barry Fielder conducted the services. Burial was at Painter Cemetery, Shell Knob.

Contributions may be made to Central Community United Methodist Church in her memory.

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