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Shirley O’Neil

d. January 25, 2022

Shirley Marie (Killfoil) O’Neil was born to Fred and Lyla Killfoil in Newton, KS on October 6, 1945. She met the love of her life Sean O’Neil in 1981 and they were married on June 25, 1988.  She worked at Kidron Bethel Retirement Services as a CNA for over 25 years.  She loved her job and made lasting friendships with coworkers and families that she took care of.  She always helped with daycare for her grandchildren and was known as “Grandma Shirley” to all the neighborhood kids throwing summer bash parties at her house with pizza, ice cream, and water balloon fights. She volunteered as a “grandma” at Apple a Day preschool for two years until her eyesight wouldn’t allow her to do so any longer.  She was a loving woman with the biggest heart that never met a stranger. At her heavenly homecoming was her husband Sean O’Neil, Parents brother Elton Lee Killfoil, sister Mary Hanke and 2 granddaughters Natalie Savage and Lanna Redger.   Her family left to mourn her are her 4 children Larry (Mary) Savage of Soldier, KS, Susan (Rick) Redger, Alvin (Tena) Savage, and Tammie (Jim) Schmidt all of Newton, Brothers Jerry Killfoil of Newton Jim Killfoil of Grand Forks, ND Sisters Jane Carrell Newton, KS and Carolyn Smith Pleasentview FL 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 31, 2022 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Scott Kliewer presiding. Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Petersen Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Church of God of the Firstborn Cemetery Rural Newton, Kansas

Memorials are suggested to Caring Hands Humane Society in care of Petersen Funeral Home.


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