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William E Oneal

October 25, 1935 — April 18, 2009

William E Oneal

William E. O'Neal age 73, longtime resident of Ridgway, IL died Saturday, April 18, 2009 in Ferrell Hospital, Eldorado, IL after an extended illness. William was born in Junction, IL on October 25, 1935 to the late John and Marie (Taylor) O'Neal. William attended Hickory Hill School near Equality. On January 29, 1957 he married his wife, Marie (Millikan) O'Neal who survives. He worked for over 40 years in the Coal mines before retiring. William was a member of the UMWA. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting but most of all driving around the river bottoms. He was always busy and could fix almost anything. He was a good husband, Father, Grandfather, and friend. William will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

William is survived by, his wife, Marie (Millikan) O'Neal of Ridgway, Son, Frank (Jeannie) O'Neal of Ridgway, a Daughter, Barb (Rick) Hunt of Ridgway. Grandchildren, Nicholas (Jaclyn) Hunt of Ridgway, Jared Hunt of Ridgway, and Jesse J. O'Neal of Ridgway, IL. Brother, Ray (Geraldine) O""Neal of Ridgway, Brother, John O'Neal of Ridgway, Sister , Norma (Ron) Dunk of Shawneetown, and Sister in Law, Liz O'Neal of Brooksville Florida. 2 Step Grandchildren, Derek and Steven Lane, and a step great grandson, Skyler Lane.

Preceded in death by son - William Jefferey O'Neal, Sisters, Peggy Harrelson and Tilda O'Neal Brothers, James Robert O'Neal and Carl O'Neal

Visitation for William will be Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at the Cox and Son Funeral Home in Ridgway from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral services for William will be Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 1:00 PM at the Cox and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Buddy Sork officiating. Interment will be at the Elmwood Cemetery near Equality.



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