Agnes M. O'Neill

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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.

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  1. Agnes was a very special women i got to know her at kensington place and nhnrc ,she always had a smile and such a great attitude ,and a very good sence of humor she will be missed so much by all.May God Bless You All

  2. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time

  3. Dear Frank, Eleanor and all of Agnes’ family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, You have my deepest sympathy. My daughter, Jenny, who works at Kensington thought so much of Agnes.

  4. I really enjoyed getting to know Agnes as I visited my uncle Linus at Kensington. She had the gentlest personality and the prettiest blue eyes. There was always a smile on her face each time we talked. I was so saddened to hear of her passing. May each of you find comfort in this sad time, but blessings are with you for having had such a special lady in your lives.

  5. I had lost touch with Agnes when she went to the nursing home but thought of her often. I will always remember our “crochet chats” and her hugs. She was a special lady that will be missed. R.I.P. Agnes.

  6. To the family and Friends of Agnes Margaret, I express to you my sincere sympathy on the loss of your loved one Agnes. Several years ago, when I first contacted her, she was able to help me a little bit on the family genealogy, which I am still continuing to work on – her grandfather being Patrick Malone from Clermont, Fayette Co., IA. Agin my deepest sympathy to you on your loss. Jim Brown

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