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Rita O'Neal

Rita Clara O’Neal, 79, died Oct. 9, in Newton.

She was born Dec. 29, 1930, to Karl and Ona Mengerhausen, in Oklahoma.

She married Howard R. O’Neal on Jan. 9, 1952, in Ottawa.

She was a homemaker.

Her parents and brothers Ralph, Paul, and John Calvin preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Howard; two sons, Randy of Peabody and Roger of Newton; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be 5 to 9 tonight at Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main St., Newton.

A committal service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.

Last modified Oct. 13, 2010