Woman celebrates 101st birthday
Cottonwood Care Center resident Nellie O’Neil celebrated her 101st birthday at the facility Dec. 21.
She was born to John T. and Rebecca Jane Kemple VanWoret in Stockton, calif, and was the youngest of three children.
She is a Hills Business College graduate who worked outside the home while raising a family. she is a widow who outlived her son James Richard. She has two grandchildren, Kelly and Patrick O’Neil, who live in California.
A birthday brunch was held Dec. 19 at Cottonwood, and family, residents, senior groups in the valley and area dignitaries were invited.