Anna Gearldean O'Neal, age 92, longtime resident of Ridgway died peacefully on Thursday, May 30, 2013 in the Harrisburg Medical Center surrounded by her family. Gearldean as most knew in her was born Gallatin County on March 24, 1921 to the late Raymond and Junie (Ginger) Vaught. She was first married to Cletus Hendrix who preceded her in death in 1976. In 1985 she married Ray O'Neal who survives. She was well known for years as her and sister in law sang at many funerals. She loved to fish and be outside and you could hear her whistling forever. She was a lifelong Church of God member and a good Christian woman. She was a good wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be missed.
Gearldean is survived by, her husband, Ray O'Neal of Ridgway, 2 sons, Vic (Deanna) Hendrix of Ridgway, Rannie Dale (Sandra) Hendrix of Palm Beach, Florida, and 1 daughter, Diann (Bill) Duckworth of Ridgway. 1 sister, Inez Cowsert of Eldorado. 6 Grandchildren, Kim (Bob) Belford, Jamie (Rhonda) Duckworth, John (Kristina) Hendrix, and Scott (Jen) Hendrix, Tim (Ellen) Cherry, Greg (Barbara) Cherry 11 Great Grandchildren, Robbie, Chelsea, Ashley, Tyler, Blayne, Adam , Jackson and Nathan, Samantha, Chaz, and Liz 4 Great Great, Keaton, Brady, and Jada, and Blain. She was preceded in death by a sister, Merle Potts, a brother Junior Vaught and a great grandchild, Chelsea.
Visitation for Gearldean will be on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Her funeral will be on Monday, June 3, 2013 at the funeral home starting at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Lyndal Sork officiating. Interment will follow at the Jackson Cemetery near Ridgway.
In lieu of flowers the family ask to make donations to the Ronald McDonald House, and envelopes will be available at funeral home.
You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com