Julie Ann (O’Neill) Lapington 67, of Little Rock passed away on February 3, 2010 at her residence. Born on May 18, 1942 in Urbana, IL, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Jane O’Neill.
Upon graduation from South Illinois University, she started her career in social work by counseling children and parents throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, and Ohio. After moving to Arkansas, she assisted in the treatment of child abuse cases at S.C.A.N. She retired from social work after twenty-two years of employment at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and mother-in-law.
She is survived by her husband of thirty-nine years, James Lapington, whom she married on May 30,1979 in Illiopolis, IL; a daughter, Jamie Lapington of Little Rock, AR; two sons, Justin Lapington and wife, Eileen, of Richmond, VA, and Jeremy Lapington of Tulsa, OK; three sisters, Jan Suchala and husband, Terrance, of Plano, TX , Jill Etherton and husband, Bill, of Buffalo, IL, and Jo Ellyn Reeder and husband, Max, of Springfield, IL; one granddaughter; two aunts; one uncle; her father-in-law; eight brothers-in-law; and six sisters-in-law.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 19, 2010 at Our Lady of Holy Souls Catholic Church, 1003 N. Tyler, Little Rock, AR. Arrangements are made by Roller-Owens Funeral Home, (501)791-7400.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Julie’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or www.alz.org.