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Betty Lucille Mosier O'Neal


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O’Neal, Betty Lucille Mosier passed away Monday, March 16, 2020. Betty was born to Floyd W. and Rose C. Gaffney Mosier on September 24, 1923 at home, 2425 Columbus Avenue in Springfield. Betty was the 8th of 9 children born to Floyd and Rose. In 1929 the family moved to a small farm on Nagley Road in South Charleston where Betty spent her childhood and also attended South Charleston schools. She graduated from South Charleston High School in 1941 and was valedictorian of her class. Betty worked for Crowell Collier and International Harvester before marrying John “Jack” W. O’Neal, Jr. on October 18, 1943 in Richmond, Indiana. Betty was a full-time mother and homemaker. She gave birth to John Michael in August 1944, while Jack was serving in the South Pacific aboard the USS Arapaho. After Jack returned from the war, they settled in his father’s house on Emery Street where their second child, Peggy was born in January 1947. After purchasing a house on New Carlisle Pike, their third and fourth children were born, Terrence in December 1950 and Daniel in December 1954. Betty enjoyed gardening, flowers, reading and genealogy before everyone else discovered the value of their ancestors. She loved her Irish roots and was very proud of her heritage. She was an excellent cook and lived for the family dinners she cooked until age caught up with her. The biggest love in her life was her family. Anytime there was a family reunion, Betty was always in on the planning. Now she is in the midst of the biggest and best family reunion ever. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Edith, Edna, Helen, Jo, Mary, Connie and her brothers, Eugene and Bill. Her husband of 63 years also preceded her in death in 2006 as did her son, Terry in 2010. She is survived by her three children, Mike, Dan, and her daughter, Peggy. Also, her grandchildren, Nada O’Neal, Brian O’Neal, Scott (Chris Haser) Gamble, Mick Gamble, Matt O’Neal (Jessica Dress), Dustin O’Neal, Joe O’Neal, Lauren (T.J.) Muthig, Angie (Matt) Morris, Seth O’Neal and Conner O’Neal. Her great grandchildren, Kaleb Gamble, Cameron (Emily Mooney) Gamble, Tommy and Scarlett Muthig, Landon Morris, Tyler (Jess) Morris, Samantha Morris and Preston (Maria) Morris. Her great great grandchildren, Liam and Olivia Gamble, Sadee, Alee and Tristan Morris. She is also survived by a very special daughter-in-law, Vickie O'Neal and special nephew and niece, Betty and Fred Shroyer and many other loving nieces and nephews. Betty was a generous, kind and loving lady. Whenever she did something nice for anyone, if they asked how they could repay her, she always said, “You don’t owe me anything, just pass it on”. There will be a service at the convenience of the immediate family for Betty. At a date to be announced, there will be a celebration of her life. Donations may be made to the Animal Welfare League or the Heart Fund. An extra special thanks to everyone for all their support and help, especially her primary care physician, Dr. Gary Erdy, Daisy Blevins for her prayers and love, the 3rd and 4th floors of Springfield Regional, the wonderful Hospice staff and Betty’s extra ordinary caregiver, Melissa Clingman, who went above and beyond what was expected of her. Arrangements by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.

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I am so sorry, Peggy. You were blessed with a wonderful mother for many years. I will be with you for the funeral service. I wish I was able to give you a hug.

- Rosalie Whaley, Monday March 23rd, 2020

The service was absolutely beautiful. You spoke from your heart and we are blessed by the many kind words spoken about such a beautiful woman. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

- Ron Vanasdlen, Monday March 23rd, 2020

That was such a beautiful service, Peggy, and your words were endearing. The songs were also very nice. May God be with you and all the other loved ones, many close by, as you walk this path of grief. I have so many memories of our visits with Aunt Betty, especially in the last home, when Virgil & I would stop by whenever we were in Springfield. Remember I would always get her to play something on the organ!

- Marge Fryling, Monday March 23rd, 2020

We always tried to visit her when we visited Ohio and she was always glad to see us. Her smile was so refreshing and she always brightened our day. We will truly miss her and the beautiful spirit she has. She was a staple of the Mosier family and we were hoping she would make it to 100.

- George and Helen Mosier and family, Sunday March 22nd, 2020

Thoughts and prayers to all!! Love you guys.

- Erica Penrose , Sunday March 22nd, 2020

Peggy, Dan, Mike & families, Our love & prayers go out to you all. Aunt Betty was truly the best Aunt anyone could ever want. She was truly a blessing to us & a mom to us. We will miss our visits with her & listening to her stories. She had a wonderful memory and we will miss all those great times. We love you Aunt Betty always !

- Fred & Betty Shroyer, Saturday March 21st, 2020

I cannot begin to express my Sympathy to all of you. Aunt Betty was truly an incredibly wonderful person who I have so many wonderful memories of. I cannot think of one time in my entire life that I ever saw her without a smile on her face. I wish you all the best and hope that you find peace with this difficult time.

- Danny Mosier, Saturday March 21st, 2020

Aunt Betty was the best aunt ever! Even though, in recent years, I was not able to visit often I treasured every visit. She was always in my thoughts and on my heart! Love and prayers for Peggy, Dan, Mike and their families.

- Lois and Herb Linamen, Saturday March 21st, 2020

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