With profound sorrow, we announce the passing of Sue O'Neill, affectionately known as Nana Sue to her beloved grandchildren, on May 29, 2024. Born in Beatrice, Nebraska on January 19, 1938, Sue was a pillar of her community, a loving mother, and a cherished friend. She was a 1956 graduate of Beatrice High School. Her generous spirit, unwavering support, and radiant smile left an indelible mark on everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. As Albert Schweitzer once said, "The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others." Sue embodied this sentiment throughout her life, always putting others before herself and making a positive difference in countless lives.

Sue dedicated her life to her family, her friends, and her community. A proud homemaker, she was the heart and soul of her family, nurturing and raising her four children, Todd O'Neill, Katie (Jeff) Wilson, Peggy (Pat) Falk, and Sally (Paul) Farkas, with boundless love and patience. Sue is also survived by her grandchildren Chelsey (Mitch) Stalker, Samantha (Nick) Molitor, Brooke (Shane) Bosek, Frankie O'Neill, Serena (Tyler Back) O'Neill, Will Wilson, Maggie Wilson, Patrick (Alivia) Wilson, Claire Wilson, Jimmy Farkas, and Sydney Farkas; great grandchildren Kyce, Bextyn, Krew, and Bobbi; several nieces and nephews including Kylee (Jerry Martin) Stuart and JeanE (Mike) Plihal; and other extended family and  many friends. Sue was a widow, having married Robert O'Neill on June 29, 1963 in Bemidji, MN. She was also preceded in death by her father Jefferson II, mother Jean Weston, and siblings Ann Peterson and Jeff Weston III. Her devotion to her family was surpassed only by her commitment to her community. Sue served on the board and delivered Meals on Wheels for many years and was a past board member of the Gage County Historical Society. She also volunteered her time and efforts at the Children's Guild and the Bargain Box.

Sue was also a woman of many passions. She enjoyed playing golf, cards, and tennis, reading, nurturing her flowers, visiting casinos, and dining and visiting with her friends. She was a member of the Beatrice Country Club. But what mattered most to Sue was spending quality time with her family. Her home was always filled with laughter, warmth, and love, and she cherished every moment she spent with her loved ones. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "It is not length of life, but depth of life." Sue lived a rich, full life, filled with love, joy, and meaningful relationships.

A visitation for Sue will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 12:00 until 4:00 PM at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel, 708 North 6th Street, Beatrice, Nebraska, 68310. The celebration of Sue's life will follow at the same location at 4:00 PM. Those who cannot attend in person are invited to join via live stream at www.ghchapel.com. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Beatrice Humane Society and the Gage County Historical Society with the funeral home in charge.

We invite you to share your memories of Sue and upload photos to the memorial page at www.ghchapel.com. Your stories and pictures will serve as a comforting reminder of the incredible woman we have lost and will keep her spirit alive in our hearts.

 These services have been entrusted to the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice.