Louise O'Neal, age 76, of Exeter passed away on Oct. 1 in Visalia.

She was born in Terra Bella, Calif. on May 20, 1928 to James and Edith Roberts. She was raised in Terra Bella and Porterville. She married Otis O'Neal in Farmersville on Oct. 26, 1945. She was a member of the First Jesus Name Church of Cameron Creek. She was a Fruit Packer for over 40 years. Her hobbies included playing games with her family and gardening.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Otis O'Neal in 1999. She is survived by her children, Odie O'Neal and wife Kathy of Visalia, Pat Dozier and husband Pete of Exeter, Steve O'Neal and wife Kathy of Exeter, Martha Russell of Exeter; brother, Ed Roberts of Porterville; sister, Della O'Neal of Porterville; nine grandchildren, Dawn Taylor, James Ussery, Jeff O'Neal, DeVonne Enrique, Steven O'Neal, Madison O'Neal, Stephanie Russell, Melissa Blaylock, and Sabrina Baxter; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held on Oct. 6 at Exeter District Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel.

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