Shirley O'Neal

July 4, 1933June 3, 2014

Shirley Ann Scoggins O'Neal, 80, of Midland, Texas, passed into the arms of the Lord on June 3, 2014. She will be missed dearly by her family and many friends. Shirley was born July 4, 1933, in Jacksonville, Texas, to Hazel L. and Homer C. Scoggins. She was the eldest of five children. Shirley graduated from Jacksboro High School in 1950, attended Business College in Wichita Falls, then completed her education at UTPB where she received a BA in Accounting. Shirley was married to Walter O' Neal on January 10, 1953; they were married for 58 years. They lived in Wichita Falls two years before moving to Midland in 1955. Shirley worked mainly in the oil and gas industry which included Joseph I O' Neil, Jr.; John J. Redfern Jr., Remuda Oil & Gas, worked several years in the medical field with Southwest Orthopedic. She returned in 2008 to work as a contract Division Order Analyst for Concho Resources, LP, retiring in January 2014. She was also actively involved in MUGS Softball Association, and she taught Sunday school at Crestview Baptist Church and Kelview Baptist Church. She served in the Rainbow Association where she attained Worthy Advisor status. She was also a member of the ABWA where she was honored as “Woman of the Year” and in addition was active in B&PW, PALTA, NALTA, PBADOA and NADOA. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Walter O'Neal; her brother, Curtis L. Scoggins, brother-in-law, Louis E. Gibbs; nephew, Steve Gibbs; great niece, Melissa Ann Swain; and great great nephew, Jason Swain. Shirley is survived by her sister, Marylyn Gibbs of Midland; her brother and sister-in-law, Conrad and Jeanelle Scoggins of Silsbee; Texas, sister, Margaret Brewer of Richardson, Texas; sister-in-law, Varda Scoggins of Navasota, Texas; and sister-in-law, Betty Swift of Dallas, Texas. In addition she is survived by nieces, Kathy Glavish and Neina (Scoggins); Sherrie Thornhill and husband David, Carla Scoggins, Teri Griffin and husband Jim, Sandy Fant and husband Dan, and Debbie Gibbs; nephews, Kerry Scoggins and wife Laura, Darrick Gibbs and wife Moon Hee, Timothy Scoggins and wife Marla, and Randal Brewer; twenty great nieces and nephews; five great great nieces and nephews; and other family and wonderful friends. Shirley cherished her two pets, Brandi and Little Bit. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2014, at Ellis Funeral Home in Midland, Texas. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in Olney, Texas. The family of Shirley O'Neal wishes to express their thanks for the loving support from her friends, co-workers at Concho Resources, doctor, nurses and staff at Hospice of Midland. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Friday, June 6, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 7, 2014

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June 21, 2014

Marilyn, I am so sorry to read in the Olney paper of your sister's death. It is so hard to lose a sister. I know because I lost mine last September. I remember Shirley from the many times I went to your house in Olney many years ago. I send you my deepest sympathy. June Rue Marion


June 10, 2014

I will miss Shirley. She was always sweet to me and very friendly. For my wedding she came to me and told me of some decorations that she had and asked me if I wanted to borrow them. I ended up using most of what she had. She also gifted me with some kitchen decor that didn't end up working in her house. I will always remember her for those kind gestures towards me. I was blessed having known her.

Ann Bledsoe

June 6, 2014

Shirley was such a special person and friend. She was thoughtful and kind and cared for others. Shirley was a wonderful teacher and had much to offer. She will be missed immensely by all of those who knew her. It can be said of Shirley's life, "It is not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived."

Glenda Bettina

June 6, 2014

Shirley could light up the room with her smile and uplifting disposition. She was a remarkable woman and will leave a lasting impression with those who knew her. Marilynn, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your precious family. May God's peace fill you to overflowing.
Blessings, Glenda Bettina

Nickie Kraemer

June 6, 2014

Shirley will be missed dearly by all her co workers at Concho. She was a wealth of information and knowledge to us all. Her family will be in my prayers. All that had the pleasure of knowing both her and Marylyn have been truly blessed.