Gerdine Joyce O'Neal Obituary

  • Gerdine Joyce O'Neal
    In Loving Memory of

    Gerdine Joyce O'Neal

    Birth Date: Dec 12th, 1932 Death Date: Feb 26th, 2016
    Gerdine Joyce O'Neal, 83, widow of William Delbert O'Neal, passed away February 26, 2016 in Bryan.

    A graveside service is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Prairie Lea Cemetery. Reverend David Shows will officiate. Visitation will be prior to the service at Prairie Lea Cemetery, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

    Family members will serve as pallbearers.

    Gerdine O'Neal was born December 12, 1932 in Brenham to Ben and Dora Reichers Wieghat. She was a 1952 graduate of Brenham High School, and loved her job as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell. On Dec. 24, 1953, she married William Delbert O'Neal at the First United Methodist Church of Brenham.

    Square dancing and listening to country and western music were favorite pastimes. She also enjoyed taking care of her beloved pets, as well as working in her yard.

    Survivors include her sisters, Joydell Janner of College Station, Doris Pace, of Brenham; Shirley Shows and husband David of Rosenberg; brother, Leroy Wieghat, and sister-in-law, Judy Wieghat, both of Van Alstyne. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Gerdine was predeceased by her husband, parents, brother, Floyd Wieghat, and brothers-in-law Eugene Janner and Marlin Pace.

    Memorials may be directed to Animal Friends of Washington County.

    Funeral arrangements for Gerdine Joyce O'Neal are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit

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