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Brenda C. O’Neal, 68, of Mifflintown, passed away at 4:41 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Geisinger Medical Center.
Born on February 7, 1950 in Lewistown, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Cyrus M. Sr. and Doris E. (Potter) Hench. On October 13, 1987, she married her surviving husband, soulmate, and best friend, Donald E. O’Neal with whom she was blessed to share more than 31 years of marriage.
In addition to her husband she is survived by her brother, Cyrus M. Hench Jr, of Mifflintown, nieces and nephews, Kimbra Boozel and her husband Jerry of Port Royal, Denny Powley, Jr. and his wife Missy of Ellerbe, NC, Angel Strohm and her husband Mike Jr. of Thompsontown, Joshua Mefferd of Mifflintown, Megan Brubaker and husband Andy of Newport, Nicole Leister of Schnecksville, and Zachary Huff and his fiancé, Sarah Johnson of Mifflintown; great nieces and nephews, Ethan Powley, Jeremy Boozel, Harlie Strohm, Mikey Strohm, a special great nephew, Cameryn Huff, a great great niece, Evelyn Brubaker, and a great-great nephew, Nolan Powley.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her beautiful daughter, Rhonda M. Casner, a sister, Jean E. Huff, her maternal grandparents, Ed and Alva (Wise) Potter, her paternal grandparents, Charles and Martha Hench, a grandniece, Cassandra J. Paden; and a sister in law, Melissa A. Hench.
In earlier life she had been employed for 15 years by various local sewing factories before working for 20 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin until she became disabled in 2002.
Brenda was a 1968 graduate of Juniata High School and a member of the Heaven Bound Church, Mifflintown.
The joys of her life were spending time with her daughter until she passed and her husband with whom she loved very much. She loved her church which made her feel closer to God; however, her greatest joy came from spending time with her family.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge Street, Mifflintown, with Pastor Casey Hostler officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown
A viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday from the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. O’Neal’s memory may be made to Heaven Bound Church, 5246 West River Road, Mifflintown, PA 17059.