Mary Adelia


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Mary Adelia O'Neal

Aug 24 1920 - Sep 04 2008

Mary Adelia O’Neal, age 88, of McKinney, Texas, passed away September 4, 2008, in McKinney. Mary was born August 24, 1920, in Eufala, Oklahoma, to William Gamble and Geleene (Upshaw) Goodner. She grew up in Eufala and moved to Arizona at age sixteen. Mary married Johnnie Bill O’Neal on January 12, 1938, in Lordsburg, New Mexico. He preceded her in death on January 28, 1983. Mary was a welder in the shipyards during World War II and worked for twenty-five years in the school cafeteria in Morenci, Arizona. She was also a seamstress and taught an eight-year old Sunday School class for over thirty-five years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in McKinney for many years. Mary was the matriarch of her family and an inspiration throughout her life to all who knew her. She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Jack and husband, Billy of Ada, Oklahoma and Vicki Hedrick and husband, Randy of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Billy Bose “Tripp” Jack, III, Troy Jack and wife, Julia, Tyler Jack and wife, Marcy, Cameron Hedrick and wife, Sloan, and Jeremy Hedrick and wife, Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Taryn, Tanner, Colton, Barrick, Natalie, Abby, Emma, Matthew, Connor, and Ryan; brother, Bruce Goodner; sister, Helen Boyd; sister, Norma Hawkins; brother-in-law, Jake Garrett; daughter-in-law, Barbara O’Neal and her daughters, Diana, Denise, Donna, and their children. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, William Kenneth O’Neal, grandson, Stanley Kent O’Neal, one brother, and two sisters. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 8, 2008 at 10:00 AM, at First Baptist Church, McKinney, Texas with Rev. Hubert Conway and Rev. Randy Morlan officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 P.M., Monday at Oaklawn Cemetery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. The family will receive friends during a visitation beginning at 6:00 PM on Sunday eveningat Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.
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