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In memory of

Frances O'Connell

of Philip, South Dakota, died on Friday, April 16, 1999 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 78

Frances M. Slovek was born June 13, 1920 in Haakon County near Philip, South Dakota, the daughter of John and Emma (Buchholz) Slovek.  She grew up in the Grindstone community and attended the Enterprise Rural School prior to graduating from Philip School in 1938.  She attended a business college following graduating.

Frances was united in marriage to Dale O'Connell on April 23, 1942, at Philip.  She dedicated her life to helping others through work and civic activities.  Her ready smile, uplifting personality and genuine friendship were known and loved by all.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Dale E. O'Connell of Philip; three daughters, Donna Perez and her husband, Richard, of Rapid City, Donnette O'Connell and Tony of Vista, California, Anita Brawner of Orange County, California; five sons, Dale B. O'Connell and his wife, Cindy, of Belvidere, Glenn O'Connell and his wife, Rita, of Philip, Kent O'Connell and his wife, Cindy, of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Delane O'Connell and Judi of Rapid City and Roger O'Connell and his wife, Teresa, of Philip; 21 grandchildren, Leslie, Raymond, Craig, Bruce, Paul, Amy, Heather, Tara, Trace, Stephanie, Kendra, Billy, Michael, Kayla, and Jeff O'Connell, Amy Adair, Danielle and Paige Brawner, Jennifer Cunningham, Derrick and Lia Perez; five great-granddaughters, Alana, Kaitlin, Alexandria, Kyra and Jordan; three brothers, Earl Slovek of Philip, Herb Slovek of Rapid City, John "Bud" Slovek of San Rafael, California, one sister, Bonnie Walters of Orange County, California; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, her life long friend, Mary Alice Deuchar of Philip, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Frances was preceded in death by a son, John Charles O'Connell; one great-granddaughter, Aerial O'Connell; her parents and two brothers, Everett Slovek and Frank Slovek.

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday, April 19, 1999
10:00 a.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Philip, South Dakota

Father Tim Hoag
Deacon Bill Dustman

Marianne Frein - Organist
Vernon Burns - Vocalist

Register Book Attendant
Keith Harry

Keith Slovek - Charles Gittings

Active Pallbearers
Dwight Slovek - Keith Kuchenbecker
Harold Stickler - George Gittings
Rex Radway - Larry Christopherson

Honoary Pallbearers
All relatives and friends in attendance

Masonic Cemetery
Philip, South Dakota

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday, April 19, 1999
10:00 a.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip