Graveside services for Joan Darrow O’Neal, 78, of Kurten, are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Reliance Cemetery with family presiding. Mrs. O’Neal passed at the Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility in Bryan, Texas. Funeral services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
She attended Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan. While in high school, she met the love of her life, Bob O’Neal and they married February 1, 1956. Together they raised three children, and they owned and operated Kurten Electric.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Bob O’Neal, sister, Pat Walker and grandson, Kenny Hirsch.
Survivors include her son, Robert O’Neal and wife Mari-ayn of Bryan; daughters, Diane Hirsch-Tom and husband Hal Tom of Bryan, Peggy Pound-Cocks and husband Thomas of College Station; 8 grandchildren; and dear friend, Joy Palmer.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility in Bryan, Texas.
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To The Family: My deepest sympathies. My friendship with Joanie, will be missed more than anyone will know. She was like my second mother and I will truly miss talking to her. But I know that she will be with her beloved Bob and Joe as they were ready for her to join them and settle their horsey-ness down. I can just see them meeting her and giving her a piece of their minds and asking her how come she took so long getting there. And her answer would be, because I had things to do.
You can now rest side by side and know that “WE” will be ok as we know that all of you are together.
Rest now, Joanie! You deserve it. Just remember you are in our “hearts” forever.