Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

Ethel "Fran" Oney, 71, of Lewistown, formerly of Groveland, died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Prairie View Care Center in Lewistown.

Born April 18, 1941, in Congerville to Sam and Reon Wyatt Hamilton, she married Norman L. Oney on Oct. 11, 1959, in Peoria, and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, John (Cathy) Oney of Cape May, N.J.; one daughter, Jolleen (James) Wynd of Morton; three grandchildren; three brothers, Cecil (Nadine) Hamilton, John (Norma) Hamilton, and Tom (Earlene) Hamilton; two step-brothers, Joedy (Margaret) Allen and Don (Patty) Allen; five sisters, Letha Howard, Clara Jones, Josephine (Dan) Counterman, Mary (Dave) Corn, and Barbara (Lew) Forman; and three step-sisters, Norma Calaway, Ann (Pablo) Alvarado, and Lois (George) Parker.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, one sister, and one step-brother.

She worked at several area cafes in the Tremont area. She later became a homemaker and provided in home daycare.

She was president of the Residents Council at Prairie View.

Her funeral was Saturday at Davis Mortuary in Tremont, with visitation prior to services. Mike Burgess officiated. Private family burial was in Roberts Cemetery in Morton.

Memorials may be made to Prairie View Care Center Activity Account.

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