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1917 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
MINONK – John V. O'Meara, 95, of Minonk, Ill., formerly of DeKalb, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Flanagan Rehabilitation & Health Care in Flanagan.
John was born May 20, 1917, in Ireton, Iowa, the son of James E. and Joanna M. Downs O'Meara, he married Mary Manley on Nov. 27, 1954, in Minonk; she died in 2005.
John was one of the youngest of 16 children. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in DeKalb. He graduated from the University of Iowa and worked as a physical therapist and later became a hospital administrator. He was a pilot in the U.S. Navy Air Force during World War II.
Surviving is his brother; sisters-in-law; caregivers, Don and Erma Manley of Minonk; and several nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Minonk with the Rev. Hans Flondor OFM Conv. celebrating. Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Minonk. There will be no visitation.
Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, Minonk, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Dec. 11, 2012
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