Ruth O'Neil, 98, was born on February 17, 1915 and died on Friday, April 26 at the Kansas City Hospice House. Her parents were Stella Greene O'Neil and Harry J. O'Neil, Sr. She was the youngest of five sisters (in order of birth: Josephine, Rose, Beth, Naomi, Mary Jean, and Ruth) and one younger brother, Harry J. O'Neil, Jr., all of whom predeceased her.
Ruth worked as an executive secretary at the Granite City Steel Co. for most of her working life, retiring some thirty years ago and living for the past decade at The Grand Court, located at 107th and Wornall Road.
She was a member of the St. Thomas More Catholic Church and an avid fan of the Kansas City Royals. She leaves one niece, Peggy Hunt of St. Louis; three nephews, James P. Mall of Champaign, Illinois; Gerald H. Mall of Hampton, Virginia; and Edward A. Purcell, Jr. of New York; and numerous grand nephews, grand nieces, and cousins.
A visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at Muehlebach Funeral Home, 6800 Troost Ave, KCMO. On Wednesday, May 1, the rosary will be prayed at 10:00 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church, 11822 Holmes Rd, KCMO. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family at www.muehlebachchapel.com.
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