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Michelle Leann O'Neal

May 26, 1975 ~ October 23, 2021 (age 46)


Michelle Leann O’Neal, 46, lifelong resident of Bethel Acres, Oklahoma passed from this life Saturday, October 23, 2021.

She was born May 26, 1975 to Robert and Janis “Sue” (Arrasmith) Barrett in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Michelle was raised in Bethel Acres and attended Bethel Public Schools.  She graduated with the class of 1993 from Bethel High School

She married Chad O’Neal on November 20, 1999 at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in McLoud, Oklahoma.

Michelle served as the Assistant Nutritional Director for Bethel Public Schools for the past 18 years.

She loved animals and was called the “Snake Whisperer.”  Michelle loved helping people, loved the kids that came through the lower elementary cafeteria and was a friend to everybody. She was a practical person, was always smiling, loved being outdoors, liked old cars, was a very aggressive card player and loved to shoot and was a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment. Michelle loved her husband and children; and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Barrett; both sets of grandparents; and cousin, Jon Michael Arrasmith.

Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Chad O’Neal of the home; 2 children, Rand Alan O’Neal and Kori Payton O’Neal; her mother, Sue Barrett of Shawnee, OK; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Scott and Christy O’Neal; nephew, Grant O’Neal; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and many loving friends, including best friends, Jamie Johnson and Amy Nealy; her favorite cow, Belle; and her pet cat, Jameson.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 30, 2021 and from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Cooper Funeral Home for those who wish to pay their respects.  Memorial Service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 1, 2021 at Bethel High School Gymnasium with Reverend James Bond of Stroud, OK officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.  The family requests that attendees wear T-Shirts, Jeans and Hats with Bethel School colors.

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October 30, 2021

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home
210 W. Walnut
Tecumseh, OK 74873

October 31, 2021

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home
210 W. Walnut
Tecumseh, OK 74873

Memorial Service
November 1, 2021

10:00 AM
Bethel High School Gymnasium
36000 Clearpond Road
Shawnee, OK 74801

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