Teresa M. O’Neil, 64, West Branch
Obituaries · October 26, 2017

Teresa M. O’Neil, 64, of West Branch died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at The Bird House – Hospice Home of Johnson County following a very short illness.

Visitation was Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Iowa City. Mass of Christian Burial will begin 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. The Very Reverend Rudolph Juarez will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Bridget’s Cemetery at Nolan Settlement in 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 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 and 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 husband Tim O’Neil. Surviving children include Tim (Sarah) O’Neil of Urbandale and their children, Andrew, Addison and Isabelle; Kelli (Dan) Rice of Iowa City and their children, Mia, Delaney and Baby R (due in February); and Dan (Lauren) O’Neil of Solon and their children, Robby, Theo and Baby O (due in April). Other survivors include brothers and sisters, Mary Jane Walker of Iowa City, Joe (Renee) Hanrahan of Cedar Rapids, Dan Hanrahan of Cedar Rapids, Margaret (Tim) Juels of West Branch, Mike (Kirsten) Hanrahan of Iowa City, Marty Hanrahan (Ann) of Iowa City and Tim Hanrahan of West Branch. Surviving brothers- and sisters-in-law include Eileen (Art) De Armond of North Liberty; Peggy (Gary) Molback, Andy (Marsha) O’Neill, Nan (Kevin) Nerad and Steve (Jan) O’Neil, all of Iowa City; Leanne Rathjen (Don) of Atalissa; Julie (George King) O’Neil-King of Spearfish, SD; and Barb (Mike) Carlson of Columbus Junction; and 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.

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