ONeal Bonnie Beth


Bonnie Beth O'Neal, age 78, of Lamar, Missouri passed away May 1, 2021, at her home.
Bonnie was born April 30, 1943 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Lucien Everett Whitten and Bonnie Mae (Sellers) Whitten. On July 7, 1965, Bonnie married James (Jim) Frederick O'Neal in Miami, Oklahoma.
Bonnie received her bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University and master's degree from Pittsburg State University. She worked as an elementary and special education teacher from 1967 to 1997 for the Lamar R-1 School District.
She volunteered and taught Sunday School at First Baptist Church, was a member of PEO and was the founding Project Graduation Coordinator in 1990. Bonnie loved to travel and spend time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband Jim O'Neal, two sons; Chris (Chastity) O'Neal and Pat (Michelle) O'Neal, all of Lamar, seven grandchildren; Whitten O'Neal, Brianna O'Neal, Alex O'Neal, Connor O'Neal, Sam O'Neal, Victoria O'Neal and Spencer O'Neal.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Lamar First Baptist Church with burial to follow at Lake Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Monday, May 3, 2021 at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar, MO.
Contributions are suggested and made payable to the First Baptist Church Building Fund or Lake Cemetery in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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#13 LamarRuss and Pam Logan 2021-05-30 17:35
Such a loss for all who knew Bonnie. Hard to believe she’s gone. Holding all your family in our prayers.
#12 RE: Bonnie O'NealRonald Bennett 2021-05-04 06:58
Bonnie was a true blessing to the whole community. She will surely missed.
#11 Joplin moJohn & Kerry Divine 2021-05-04 05:04
We are so sorry for your family, friends, and the whole Lamar Community in the loss of Bonnie. She was very special and her influence will live on. With heart felt sympathy.
#10 Lamar,MoCyndy Johnson 2021-05-04 02:03
Bonnie was a person who had a presence when she walked in a room. She was as classy as they come.
She was a fun loving teacher & great mentor to all her students. I will forever be grateful for her influence . She sent me a lovely note when my mom passed and I know it was difficult for her to write.
She will be so missed. Rest In Peace Bonnie.
Our sincere sympathy to her family.
#9 Joplin, MOLeisha Maupin Beard 2021-05-03 21:26
Such a warm and wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. I know she was their world.
#8 LamarBob & Janet Sitton 2021-05-03 20:42
Bonnie accomplished so many things in her life. She leaves a great legacy. We know she will be missed. Sincerely, Bob & Janet
#7 Kingfisher, OklahomaLuke Kannady 2021-05-03 18:17
Bonnie will be missed by family and friends. Have very fond memories of us attending church together in Polk City, Florida, going out together for lunch afterwards. Also had several parties at their home. Always made you feel welcome. Again she will be missed.
#6 Lamar MoDavid Turner 2021-05-03 15:51
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the O'Neal family on the passing of Bonnie. God shall wipe away all tears.
Dave and Joan Turner
#5 Lockwood, MoStella Mabee 2021-05-03 15:46
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Were sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed working with Chris for many years at O'Sullivan. Hope you find comfort with the Lord at this time. Arley and Stella (Rector ) Mabee
#4 Lamar, MOSam and Shirley Bull 2021-05-03 15:28
Our sincere sympathy goes out to all the O’Neal family. Prayers for peace and come for all of you.

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