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Virginia Allen O'Neal

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O'Neal, Virginia Allen (Hedgpeth)
91, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2015 in Chandler, Arizona. She was born on February 8, 1924, to loving parents John and Edna (Beeler) Hedgpeth in Phoenix, Arizona. She married the love of her life, John F. O'Neal Sr., on May 27, 1946 at Margaret Brooks Memorial Methodist Church in Phoenix, Arizona, and enjoyed 65 years of marriage. She graduated from Phoenix Union High School and attended Phoenix Junior College graduating in 1944. She was a member of the Alpha Sigma Gamma Sorority. She graduated from Arizona State College (ASU) in May 1946, with a Bachelor of Education and was an active member of the campus' Wesley Foundation Young Adult Group, Association for Childhood Education (A.C.E.) and Future Teachers of America (F.T.E.). She was also involved in the following activities: Cartwright Methodist Church (Brooks Memorial Methodist Church), Creighton United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday school, United Methodist Women, Mission work, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her sons Rev. John F. O'Neal Jr., Rev. James A. O'Neal, Lawrence L. O'Neal, and her daughter Katherine I. O'Neal; 10 Grandchildren; and 13 Great-Grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to or Creighton United Methodist. Visitation is scheduled at 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale Arizona, 85257. Memorial Services are scheduled at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at Creighton United Methodist Church, 4900 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, Arizona, 85018. Private Interment will be held on September 25, 2015. Donations may be made in Virginia's name to , 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018 https://www.hov.org/donate


Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 24, 2015
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