The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

July 13, 2013

Pearl P. O'Neill


The Joplin Globe

JOPLIN, Mo. — Pearl was born to Fred anJoplin, Mo. - Pearl P.  O'Neill, age 96, of Joplin, Mo., entered the Gates of Heaven Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 4:20 a.m.d Sylvana Draeger, June 12, 1917, in Cherokee County, Kan.

She married William Edward O'Neill on Oct. 6, 1938, in Elkton, Md. and she was a homemaker. Some of her memberships included the Mothers Club in Columbus, Kan., Chairman of the Tuberculosis Foundation, of Southeast Kansas and she was a leader of the Brownie and Girl Scouts. She attended church at the Columbus Christian Center.

Pearl is survived by one daughter, Barbara Welch, of Joplin, Mo.; two grandcats, Baby and Fluffy, of the home; two special nieces, Dorothy Hilderbrand. of Carthage, Mo. and Mary Holtzen, of North Miami, Okla. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister Marie Fell.

Graveside services are under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home in Columbus, Kan. and will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Park Cemetery in Columbus. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral Home.