Eleanor Everett Willson O’Neal age 102, passed away peacefully at the Mayflower Retirement Community Center in Winter Park, FL on 17 October 2012.
Eleanor O’Neal was a lineal descendent of English Pilgrims who settled in America in the 1600’s. Paternally she was of the Warren Family, Norman’s of Danish descent who first set foot on English soil at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and later emigrated to America aboard the Mayflower in 1620 and the Arabella in 1630. Maternally she was of the Everett Family who emigrated to America from England in 1636.
Eleanor was born 14 December 1909 to her parents Dr. Prentiss Willson and Edith Emma Everett in Washington D.C. She graduated from the Maret School in Washington D.C. where her education was taught in French. She was pre-deceased by a brother Prentiss and a sister Barbara.
Eleanor married twice. Her first husband was George Shaffer Snyder of Kensington, MD and her second husband was James Dent O’Neal of Macon GA. They celebrated 67 years of marriage together.
Jim O’Neal, a Mercer College graduate was a United States Marine Corp Pilot who went on to fly Pan American Airways Clippers for 30 years until 1968. Jim and Eleanor lived and traveled in and to many countries then retired to Guadalajara Mexico until moving to Winter Park Florida in 1980 and the Mayflower in 1995. Jim passed away in 2002.
Eleanor loved to play Bridge, crossword puzzles and the piano until her eyes no longer permitted her, but she could still carry a tune and tap her feet.
Her daughter Barbara Young of Winter Park, Fl. two sons, David of San Francisco, CA, Stephen of Miami Springs, Fl. seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren survive her.