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Teresa O'Neil

West Branch

Teresa M. O'Neil, 64, of West Branch, died Oct. 21, 2017, at The Bird House – Hospice Home of Johnson County, following a very short illness.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Iowa City. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. The Very Rev. Rudolph Juarez will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Bridget's Cemetery, Nolan Settlement, Johnson County.
In lieu of flowers and plants, the family asks that memorials be directed to The Bird House – Hospice Home of Johnson County or the Teresa O'Neil Memorial Fund.
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, is handling arrangements.
Born Feb. 9, 1953, in Iowa City, the daughter of Joseph and Jane (Beasley) Hanrahan, Teresa grew up in Iowa City and attended St. Patrick's Grade School. She graduated from Regina High School in 1971. Teresa married Tim O'Neil on July 15, 1977, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Iowa City.
While in high school, Teresa worked for Northwestern Bell beginning in 1969 and, in 1984, left to care for her young family. She assisted Dr. Dan Hogan in Oxford, Iowa, for two years. In 1992, Teresa began her next career at ACT, where she ultimately worked as an executive secretary for more than 25 years.
Teresa was a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother who loved helping others. When people met Teresa, she left a lasting impression on them whether they had just met or known her a lifetime.
Teresa is survived by her husband, Tim O'Neil; her children: Tim O'Neil (Sarah) of Urbandale, and their children, Andrew, Addison and Isabelle; Kelli Rice (Dan) of Iowa City, and their children, Mia, Delaney and Baby R (due in February); and Dan O'Neil (Lauren) of Solon, and their children, Robby, Theo and Baby O (due in April); her brothers and sisters, Mary Jane Walker of Iowa City, Joe Hanrahan (Renee) of Cedar Rapids, Dan Hanrahan of Cedar Rapids, Margaret Juels (Tim) of West Branch, Mike Hanrahan (Kirsten) of Iowa City, Marty Hanrahan (Ann) of Iowa City and Tim Hanrahan of West Branch; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Eileen De Armond (Art) of North Liberty, Peggy Molback (Gary), Andy O'Neill (Marsha), Nan Nerad (Kevin) and Steve O'Neil (Jan), all of Iowa City, Leanne Rathjen (Don) of Atalissa, Julie O'Neil-King (George King) of Spearfish, S.D., and Barb Carlson (Mike) of Columbus Junction; brother-in-law, Butch Buck of West Branch; and many, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Teresa was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Jane Hanrahan; an infant sister, Sheila; a brother-in-law, Jerry O'Neil; a sister-in-law, Laura Buck; and a nephew, David Molback.