Obituary of Diana Kay O'Neil
Diana Kay O'Neil, 74, of Columbia, South Carolina, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, peacefully passed away on June 15, 2021 after a brief battle with uterine cancer. Diana was a loving mother, Grammie, sister, friend and co-worker.
Diana was born in 1947 to Robert and Eileen Evans in Flint, Michigan. After graduating from Southwestern High School in 1965, she went on to study nursing at the University of Michigan. She met the love of her life, Jerry O'Neil, at choir practice at First Presbyterian Church in Flint, MI. They were married on December 21, 1968. They had 3 children, Katie, Jay and Mollee.
Diana retired from Forbes Hospital in 2014, after being a nurse for 45 years. She then moved to Columbia, SC for snow-less winters and to be closer to three of her grandchildren. Diana loved spending time with her grandchildren in SC, traveling to Pennsylvania to visit her other grandchildren, attending all of her grandchildren's activities, traveling with her sisters, watching Hallmark movies, and getting together with her friends in SC. Diana's children and grandchildren were her everything!
Diana was predeceased by her husband, Jerry O'Neil; her parents, Robert and Eileen Evans; her sister, Linda; and her in-laws, Jerry and Carolyn O'Neil. She is survived by her 3 children, Katie (Chris) Broussard of Chapin, SC; Jay O'Neil of Johnstown, PA; and Mollee (JJ) Rudolph of West Chester, PA; sisters, Tina Klemm of Clarkston, MI and Michele (Bill) Jalonen of Ishpeming, MI; sister-in-law, Peg O'Neil of Winfield, IL; 8 grandchildren, Brianna, Ryan, Tyler, Liam, Emma, Maggie, Joey and Loren; a niece and 6 nephews; 3 great nieces and 4 great nephews.
A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, July 10th, at 10:00 am at Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church in Murrysville, PA. Family and friends to be received after the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society in Diana's memory at cancer.org.
Family and friends may sign the online tribute wall at www.southcarolinacremation.com.
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