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Frances Anna O'Neal

Monday, January 15, 2007

May 26, 1923-Jan. 11, 2007

Frances Anna O'Neal, 83, Greencastle, died Thursday evening at Eagle Valley Meadows Nursing Home.

Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Clarence Vestal Sr. and Mayne Lee (Morgan) Higgins.

She had worked for the Angwell Curtain Factory and had been a cook at Ridpath Elementary School. She was a member of Cloverdale Nazarene Church and was a volunteer at the Senior Citizens Center for several years.

She married Marion Eli O'Neal, who preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Janice Jackman and husband David, Greencastle, and Karen Rosson and husband Gary, Illinois; sons Gerald O'Neal and wife Linda, Brownsburg, Robert O'Neal and wife Tracy, Farmersburg, and Charles O'Neal and wife Debbie, Avon; sisters Mary Eleanor Evans, Illinois, Virginia Goss, Indianapolis, and Doris Shake, Terre Haute; halfsisters Barbara Higgins and Margaret Boswell, both of Greencastle; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers Clarence Vestal Higgins Jr., Clyde and Tommy Higgins, sister Betty Miller, halfsisters Edna May and Marie Higgins.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Chandler-Hays Funeral Home, Greencastle, with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.