Lila Roberta Dietz O’Neal passed away November 21, 2018 at Wilson County Hospital.
She was born May 23, 1942 daughter of Carl William Deitz and Lila Olive Matthews Deitz in Weir Kansas.
Roberta married Patrick O’Neal July 16th, 1961 at the Methodist Church in Weir, KS. She is survived by two sons Mike O’Neal and wife Tammie of Vinita OK, Richard O’Neal and wife Sherrie of rural Neodesha, KS. There are 3 Granddaughters, Michelle in AR, Elizabeth O’Neal and Jason in Fredonia, KS, and Samantha & Justin Glen of Jenks, OK. One Sister, Wilma Thompson of Grove OK. Roberta had 4 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Roberta was a member of the Methodist Church in Weir KS. She worked in the home and was an avid flower person who loved feeding her wild birds. She was a Cub Scout and Webelos den mother and pack leader. She loved to cook and can and very much loved feeding her friends and family. She enjoyed painting, crocheting, knitting, and fishing.
Family request in lieu of flowers please give to your favorite church or charity in her name.
Roberta and I started first grade together 70 years ago last September at Weir Grade School and have been friends since that time, attending all 12 years together through high school graduation. There are lots of good memories through the years like the overnight sleep-overs, watching World Series games in her parents living room on the TV in the late 1950's, teen town at Weir City Hall on Monday nights, Senior trip to Rock-a-Beach, Mo Class reunions and much more. Enjoyed our impromptu visits at your home when I was in the area.
I admired her love of the outdoors and well as her cooking skills, especially her canning skills. Would be interesting to know how many pints and quarts of tomato products and green beans she canned during her lifetime, just to mention a few.
My sympathy to Pat, Mike and the rest of the family. She will be greatly missed but we have the assurance she is in a better place after all she has been through.
Keeping you in my Prayers.
Lois O'Malley Carlson
Lois CarlsonErie, KS
Sorry for your loss
Connie KearnesGrove, OK
So sorry for your lost. I will miss our conversations.
Tisha RaidaThayer, KS
Mike SumnerIndependence, KS
So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Robert RaysonChesapeake, VA
Granddaughter and great grandkids