January 20, 2013

Loretta Perrone Oneal Allen

LOGANSPORT — Loretta Perrone Oneal Allen, 77, Logansport passed away at 11:57 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Born Aug. 9, 1935, in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Scevina (Palumbo) Perrone. Loretta was formerly married to Nels Oneal.

Loretta attended St. Joseph’s Parochial School and was a 1953 graduate of Logansport High School. She also was a graduate of Indiana State University and St. Francis University.

She taught school at Gilead Elementary, Chili Elementary and North Miami Community Schools for 25 years.

She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, All Saints Ladies Society, past member of Daughters of Isabella, National Catholic Society of Foresters, National Education Association, Indiana State Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, and Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Loretta also enjoyed spending time with her family and going to her grandchildren’s sporting events.

Survivors include her children, Melinna Bacon (Jim) of Logansport, Laura Rinehart (Richard) of Logansport, and Brian Oneal (Becky) of Logansport; sisters, Grace D’Andrea of Logansport and Beth Martin of Logansport; grandchildren, Heather Pearson, Amy Bacon, Sara Walters (Payton), Jennifer Rinehart, Jim Rinehart and John Rinehart (Brandi); great-grandchildren, Dylan Pearson, Blake Pearson and Brynn Rinehart; and her lifelong friend and classmate, Shirley Amelio Peter of Logansport. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and many cousins.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Mary Rose Mitsos.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at All Saints Catholic Church with Fr. Michael McKinney officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Logansport.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel, 119 E. Market St., Logansport, where there will also be a Scripture Service at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church and/or the American Cancer Society.

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