Milton O’Neal, 69, of 1044 College Lane, died July 18, 1997, at his home.
He was born Oct., 14, 1927, at Offerle, the son of Gilbert Paul and Zelma Edna DeHaven O’Neal. He graduated from high school at Trousdale. A longtime Hutchinson resident, he worked for Southwestern Bell for 37 years and AT&T for a year, retiring in 1964. He was a telephone serviceman for Hutchinson Hospital for seven years, retiring in 1991.
He belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Hutchinson, and was ordained a high priest and a bishop. He served in several other positions in the church including branch president, High Council, Cut Scout den leader and genealogy advisor. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and the Korean War.
On Dec. 11, 1948, he married Vera LaVaun Squire at Syracuse. They were sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple on June 12, 1959. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Michael, Hutchinson; four daughters, Peggy Livermore, Beebe, Ark., Pamela George, Columbia, S.C., Pennie Epperson, Wichita, and Lori Douglas, Rogers, Ark.; three sisters, Beulah Kennedy, Olathe, Viola Birnie, Chico, Calif., and Erma Rucker, Hutchinson; a half-brother, Gary O’Neal, Lakewood, Calif.; a stepbrother, Edgar Davis, Arlington, Texas; a stepsister, Bonnie Hendricks, Arvin, Calif; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a half-sister, JoAnne Williamson; and two granddaughters.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with Elders Michael O’Neal, Darrel George, Tim Epperson and Terry Douglas presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Monday, Tuesday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Reno County or the ALS Association, both in care of the mortuary.
The Hutchinson News (Hutchinson, Kansas)
Sunday, July 20, 1997, Page 7B
Contributor: Families Forever (47297779)
Vera Lavaun Squire O'Neal
1929–2019 (m. 1948)
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