Lela M. O’Neal, age 85, died April 25, 2005, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born April 14, 1920 in Andy, Miss., the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Lela Mildred Collins Cessna. She married William James O’Neal Aug. 24, 1943, in Yazoo City, Miss. He died June 2, 1980.
She is survived by two daughters, Bobbie O’Neal Aviles, Montello, Nev; Rubie Mondragon, Taos, N.M.; a son Calvin O’Neal of Tooele, 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons John Thomas O’Neal and William James O’Neal Jr., three grandchildren, two brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at the West Wendover Baptist Church where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment in the Tooele City Cemetery.