Ronnie O’Neal, 76, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Visitation will be held at Terrace Park Funeral Home, 801 NW 108th Street, Kansas City, MO 64155 on Friday, May 29th from 6 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 30th at 11 a.m. at Terrace Park Cemetery.
Ronnie was married to Joan, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past March. Throughout life, Ronnie was primarily a diesel mechanic, which he enjoyed many activities outside of work. One of his favorite past times was working in in his woodworking shop or filling out the crossword puzzle.
Ronnie was an active member with the Masons for over 40 years. Over the past 15 years, he loved to dress as Santa Claus, alongside with Joan as Mrs. Claus. He delighted in the excitement of Christmas and loved to bring joy to the hearts of children.
He was preceded in death by his step-father, Francis “Tiny” Failes and his mother, Margaret Halstead Failes, along with his sister, Jane O’Neal, and granddaughter, Christina O’Neal. He is survived by his wife, Joan O’Neal. In addition, his children, Curtis O’Neal, with wife Teresa, and Heather Anderson, with husband Michael. In addition, he leaves one grandson, Colin Anderson.
Ronnie is also survived by his siblings, Marcia O’Neal, Sally Larkin with husband Don, Gary O’Neal with wife of Carolyn, Jill Romero with husband Ray, and Charlie Failes with wife Shannon. In addition, he leaves many nieces and nephews, along with great nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Memorials can be made to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Ronnie’s memory.