HELEN I. O'NEAL, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Hospice Home. Born Dec. 30, 1926 in Fort Wayne, she retired in 1989 after 34 1/2 years with Mag-navox. She was actively involved in Bethlehem Lutheran Church; volunteered and worked at St. Joseph Hospital. She also volunteered at Community Food Harvest. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. Surviving are her daughter, Debra (Jim) Rose of Fort Wayne; son, Howard O'Neal of Fort Wayne; longtime companion and friend, Marvin Fisher, of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren, Lori (Jeff) Franke, Kim (Chad) Diehm, Jami (Ryan) O'Shaughnessey, Pete (Nitalya) Duran, Andy Duran, Cody O'Neal and Haley O'Neal and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Steven O'Neal, in 1971; daughter, Sharon Norris, in 2000; sister, Betty Scott and parents, Howard and Imogene White. Funeral Service is 11a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 3705 S. Anthony Blvd. with calling one hour prior. Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday , July 11, 2012 at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Rd. Chapel, 6424 Winchester Rd. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Preferred memorials to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. www.klaehn-fahlmeltonfunerals.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on July 8, 2012