Mabel Oneal

Rosewood Heights |

Mabel Delores “Dee” Oneal, 74, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at 8:41 p.m. Sunday, December 12, 2010 at her home, after fighting a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.  Born March 24, 1936 in Alton, she was a daughter of Raymond and Leta (King) Harris.

She married Ronald E. Oneal Aug. 28, 1954 in Harrisburg, Ill., and they enjoyed 56 years of marriage.  She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Debra Oneal of Rosewood Heights, Rhonda Frields and her husband Bill of Bethalto, and Michelle Stephenson and her husband Bob of Las Vegas, Nev.; a son, Brian Oneal of Alton and his fiancée Melanie Middleton; 6 grandchildren, Casei Frields-Benton and her husband Bryan, Nicholas Frields and his fiancée Sarah Ahlers, Christopher and Meaghan Kearbey, and Kayla, Brittany and Paige Stephenson; 2 great grandsons, Landon and Logan Kearbey; several nieces and nephews; and her dog Missy and her beloved dolls.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Edna Miller, Betty Aldridge, and Gloria Harris; and two brothers, Raymond and Edward Harris.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15 at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16.  Greg Oneal will officiate.

Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Paynic Home for Funerals

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