Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Dorthea Sue (Garner) O'Neal

Dorthea Sue (Garner) O'Neal died in her home on June 20th, 2016 in Sapulpa, OK after complications of surgery. She was 89 and surrounded by her family.

Dorthea was born on April 4th, 1927 in Wister, OK to her parents, Lynn and Hessie Garner. She married Eugene O'Neal in 1943 and had three children.  The O'Neals were members of the Wister United Methodist Church and active in the community for many years including running a local cafe, bus station, beauty shop and working with causes such as VFW and DAV.  After her husband's death, Ms. O'Neal continued to be active in her community, worked as a beautician and served on the Wister city council.  A two time cancer survivor, she moved to Sapulpa, OK about seven years ago to be closer to family. 

Ms. O'Neal instilled in her family the love of God, an ethic of hard work and the importance of education.  She was a talented painter and photographer and passed her knowledge and love for arts onto her children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren.

Ms. O'Neal is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and Jim Webb of Kellyville, OK; her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Eugene and Linda O'Neal of Springdale, AR; five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; her brothers Bill, Lynn Jr, and Zelman; and daughter Belinda. 

Ms. O'Neal will be buried beside her husband in Poteau, OK.  Services are at Evans & Miller Funeral Home in Poteau, OK at 3pm on Friday, June 24th, 2016.   Friends and family are also invited to celebrate Ms. O'Neal's memory during a visitation at Evans & Miller Funeral Home from 6-8pm on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016. 

1 comment:

Johnnie and Francie Earley said...

I am so sorry to hear your loss. We say that every time someone passes but in Dorthea's case it is truly a loss. She was a wonderful woman that did not have a bad word for anyone. Johnnie and I loved her. She always told me she was ready for this time of her life and I know she was. God truly received an angel. Our prayers are with you all. Dorthea will truly be missed.
Johnnie and Francie Earley