Agnes M. O'Neill
June 21, 1925 ~ March 15, 2013
Agnes M. O’Neill, age 87, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Friday, March 15, 2013 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab Center. Agnes Margaret Martin was born on June 21, 1925 in Volga, Iowa to James and Elizabeth (O’Neill) Martin. She attended high school in New Hampton. Agnes was blessed with five boys. While raising her sons Agnes created and sold her skillfully crafted pottery. She also had won many awards and was recognized for her unique ability to design and invent new techniques. In 1968, Agnes completed a bookkeeping course and began working as a dental receptionist in Charles City. On June 14, 1969, she was united in marriage to Glenn O’Neill at St. Olaf’s Church in Ft. Dodge, IA. The couple made their home in Charles City. Agnes was a Sunday school teacher for many years at St. John’s Church in Charles City. After retiring, she and Glenn helped with meals on wheels and enjoyed camping. Glenn was one of the first Hospice patients in Charles City and Agnes found comfort in the care she and Glenn received that she decided to became a volunteer for Hospice. Agnes made her way back to New Hampton and once back in town she took on the adventure of remodeling two homes, one of which was previously owned by her parents many years prior. Agnes enjoyed painting, crocheting, quilting, making afghans and donating them to numerous charities. Left to cherish Agnes’s memories are her children Gary Roeder of Nashua, IA, Tom (Mary) Roeder of Springfield, MO and James (Vicki) Roeder of Thompson, IA; stepdaughter Patti (Richard) Wilson and stepson Gerald (Charlotte) O’Neill all of CA; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister Mary Pat Attleson of Nacogdoches, TX; brothers Paul Martin of Mason City, IA and Frank (Eleanor) Martin of New Hampton; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents James and Elizabeth Martin; sons John and Bruce; sister Regina Leichtman; and brothers James Raymond, John and Patrick Martin. Cemetery: Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Charles City, Iowa at a later date. Memorial services will be at 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home Chapel in New Hampton with Father Mark Osterhaus officiating. Memorials may be directed to Agnes's family. Visitation will be from 12:00 pm to the time of the service at the funeral home.