Mary Catharine O’Neil, 103, Wellsville, Kansas, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, in Hiawatha, Kansas.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Wilson’s Funeral Home in Wellsville. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., one hour prior. Interment will follow services in the Wellsville Cemetery.
Mary Catharine O’Neil was born Aug. 4, 1914, in Edgerton, Kansas, the daughter of John C. and Ida Mae (Campbell) Fairchild. She grew up outside of Edgerton and graduated from Edgerton High School. On Sept. 14, 1947, she married Forrest Paul O’Neil. He preceded her in death Feb. 15, 2010. She was a true homemaker all of her life, known for her cinnamon rolls and other baked goods. She loved her family and being with and around them. She was also a skilled seamstress and a member of the Wellsville United Methodist Church.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Mary Ball of Wellsville; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Gene Hillyer of Hiawatha; son and daughter-in-law, John and Cathleen O’Neil of Overland Park; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wellsville United Methodist Church in care of Wilson’s, PO Box 486, Wellsville, Kansas 66092.