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Sally O'Neil McKendry

March 24, 1931 - March 6, 2019

Visitation: 2- 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019 with Rosary at 3 p.m., at Thompson’s Harveson & Cole.

Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2019 at Holy Family Church.

Interment: Laurel Land Cemetery.


Mary Irene O’Neil McKendry, Sally as she was known to friends, age 87, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 6, 2019 surrounded by her family.

Sally was born March 24, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA to William F. and Mary I. (Curley) Ovens.  After graduating from Immaculata University she joined the Navy where she met USAF Capt. James O’Neil.  They married in 1958 and had 4 children.  The young family lived in Oklahoma, Spain, France and Utah before settling in Texas.  Sally received her Masters Degree from TCU and taught 6th grade at St. Andrews Catholic School for many years where she was an inspiration to generations of students.  She retired after she married Dan and gained three wonderful bonus daughters and their families.  Sally enjoyed reading, traveling, NASCAR, church and family.

She was preceded in death by her son, William, husband, James W. O’Neil Jr. and husband, Dan McKendry.

She is survived by her son, James O’Neil (Kathy) of Ft. Worth; daughters, Maureen Mueller (Ken) of Forest Hill and Patricia Redder (Norman) of Brock; step-daughters, Anna Marie Chamblee of Georgia, Monica Jenkins (John) of Colorado, and Beth Tomsic (John) of Bluff Dale; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grand children.

She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Requiescat in Pace.