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Virginia O'Neal Gardner

October 13, 1925 — May 27, 2024

Little Rock

Virginia O'Neal Gardner

Virginia O’Neal Gardner, 98, passed away on May 27, 2024.  She was born October 13, 1925, to Earl and Grace O’Neal in Hope, Arkansas. She had a bachelor’s in biology, and a teacher certificate from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville   She was very interested in education; served on the University of Arkansas College of Education Dean’s Advisory Council.

She is survived by her son, John Gardner (Chotsie Adney); her grandchildren, Allison Wilson, Zach Wilson (Bailey), Kathryn Allen (Ben), Laura Turner (Lance), and John Gardner IV (Angela); and great-grandchildren, Samuel and James Allen, Elizabeth Turner, John Gardner V, and Everly “Evie” Wilson.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John B. Gardner Jr.; her daughter, Virginia Gardner; her sister, Dorothy O'Neal Robins; and her brother, Jerry O'Neal.

A memorial service will be held at the St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Hope, Arkansas on June 15 at 2:00 PM. 

Arrangements entrusted to Smith Little Rock Funeral Home.

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