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Wish there was a place I could leave a message - this will have to do. Love you papa, miss you papa.

Posted by: Elizabeth - Ottumwa, IA - daughter   May 29, 2014

Still missing you.

Posted by: Thelma - Wife   Apr 29, 2011

I first met Bill while he was out with his wife, Thelma, dancing. Oh, he had a twinkle in his eye, it was clear immediately that he was enjoying the evening and the company he was keeping. My husband and I were welcomed at that table as we were at many others he was seated at in years to come. I feel blessed for each and every opportunity we had to spend time together, we always had fun. It's been

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Posted by: Cathryn A. Layer - New London, IA - friend   Aug 16, 2010

Last night I went out to dinner with friends for the first time since Bill died. After coffee the waitress asked if I was his wife and shared that she and her husband had been students of Bill's at Indian Hills and how much they appreciated him. When she gave her name, sure enough, I knew all about them and their careers since graduating a long time ago. Bill really kept up on the news about his special students. Her remarks at the end of dinner were the perfect ending to the evening. Better than dessert."

Posted by: Thelma - wife   Aug 09, 2010

I didn't speak with him often before he died but I sure do miss him now. The world will be a less interesting place without his wonderful mind and caring heart. Thank you for making that video tribute to his life. It made me smile. My family will always be there for your's when you need it. Love you Uncle Bill.

Posted by: Dan Niemi - Portland, OR - godson/nephew   Aug 02, 2010

Sad to hear of Mr. O'Neill's passing. I work at Family Medicine in Mt. Pleasant and would try to go out and bring him in to the clinic in a wheel chair so that he wouldnt have to walk all the way. He was very apprieciative. Last year at Christmas time, he gave me the most beautiful Christmas ornament. It will have special memories for me when I hang it on my tree this year. Thoughts and prayers to Mr. O'Neill's family. God Bless. Mona Nichting.

Posted by: Mona Nichting - Mt. Pleasant, IA - Employee of Family Medicine   Aug 01, 2010

I met Bill when I moved to Keokuk to marry his close friend John. Bill couldn't have been more welcoming. Early on, I took a Psychology class that Bill instructed. He was a man of deep learning in his field whose enthusiasm about psychology was catching. In fact, he was knowledgeable about diverse subjects but did not broadcast his knowledge; he had nothing to prove. His knowledge included enough random facts that he usually won at Trivial Pursuit. He was

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Posted by: Kit Phipps-Winfrey - Keokuk, IA - friend   Jul 31, 2010

Bill: As I prepare your eulogy, I am painfully aware that my words won't be able to capture your value as a friend, impact as an educator, or love for Thelma, Elizabeth, Barry, and Will.

Posted by: John Phipps-Winfrey - Keokuk, IA - friend and fellow educator   Jul 30, 2010

Bon Voyage Bro;
Travel well and I know that some day we will again sit around discussing the problems and solutions to this worlds problems.
I convey my family's heartfelt sympathy to your's. It is better to have to mourn your passing than never to have experienced moments of life and laughter with you. I am going to really miss you!

Posted by: John O'Neill - Cincinnati, OH - Brother   Jul 30, 2010

My thoughts and prayers go out to the O'Neill family. I hope the fond and cherished memories of your dad/husband/grandfather help you at this difficult time.

Kathie Mason

Posted by: Kathie Mason - Ottumwa, IA - friend   Jul 30, 2010