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LUWAYNE O NEILL Obituary
O NEILL Mrs. Luwayne Raye O Neill passed away on the morning of June 1st after a valiant battle against lung cancer. To the very end her concern was for her family and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard T. O Neill in 1993 and is survived by her son Stephen R. O Neill and daughter-in-law Elizabeth B. O Neill of Orange Park Fl, daughter Shawn Marie Buckley and son-in-law Timothy Ernest Buckley of Edgewater, Fl., daughter Shanon Marie O Neill of Middleburg, Fl. and sisters Dorothy Lorraine Newville of Tampa, Fl. and Delores Gwendolyn Marie Whitescarver of Cincinnati, Oh. Amongst the family are nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, Uncle Ronnie Anderson of Horseshoe Bend Ar., cousins Bill Anderson of Chicago, Il, Sheri Potter of Cincinnati Oh., Lori Loebel of Milwaukee, Wi., Mary Catherine Zackarias of Manchester, Wi., and several nieces and nephews. Luwayne was a devoted Navy wife, faithfully supporting her husband and family during numerous deployments until his retirement from the Navy in 1972. On three occasions she made a home for her family in Florida. The first two due to the Navy, in Green Cove Springs in the 50 s and again in the 60 s in Jacksonville, and finally Orange Park after her husband s retirement from Lockheed Martin in the early 80 s. Luwayne worked in the law office of Cleveland and Goodfriend in Jacksonville in the early 1960 s. And upon returning to the Jacksonville area in the early 1980 s she began a career in real estate for several years as an agent for Watson Realty. Upon retirement from Watson Realty and soon after the death of her husband, Luwayne became a member of the Orange Park Medical Center Auxiliary where she served as Manager of the Gift shop, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, and a member of the board of directors. Luwayne was active with the Shepard Center of Orange Park and a supporter of several charities. Luwayne was not one to sit still for long. And if she was sitting still, she was reading a book. She was an avid reader and had a wide range of interests. And if interested, she read about it. The finest institutions of higher learning probably could not have produced a more well rounded education than the one she received through her own self-tutoring. Though the lives of those who knew her have been greatly enriched, we will miss her still. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye , until then. Arrangements are under the care of Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, FL. Interment will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Please sign the guestbook at www.jacksonvillememorygardens.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on June 10, 2012
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