Jason O’Neill

Jason Paul O’Neill, 31, Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away March 16, 2017 in a car accident.

Jason was born on August 7, 1985 at Excelsior Springs Hospital to Teresa Elaine (Wilson) Rowe and the late Vernon Leon Hendricks. He was later adopted by Paul L. O’Neill in 1989.

From the beginning of Jason’s life, he faced the diversity of not having his father due to his death prior to his birth. Jason excelled in many things, especially sports. He loved to laugh, be a jokester and make others smile and laugh. He had a heart of gold, and was quick to be there for a friend in need. In his adult life, Jason tried many crafts and trades, he finally found his footing in plumbing in which he was continuing to practice at Bob Hamilton Plumbing.

In his personal life, Jason would become a father when he and Nicole Ryan would bring into this world their beautiful son, Noah, on September 9, 2007. Later Jason would marry Lauren Shannon in August of 2013. On October 15, 2015 they brought into the world their beautiful son, River. Even though Lauren and Jason would later divorce, Jason always continued to be in both of his children’s life.

Jason was loved by many and through his kind heart he was able to bless many more throughout his life. Jason has been blessed to have a treasure trove of the greatest friends a guy could have, including lifelong friends Jason Wesley, Jake Simmons, Scott Duncan and Josh Patton.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Dan and Pat Wilson; his paternal grandparents, Grover Vernon and Erma Jean Hendricks.

He is survived by his step-father, Dennis Rowe; his brother, Vernon Daniel and wife, Brigette Hendricks; his sister, Patricia Jean O’Neill; his siblings by marriage, Paul O’Neill Jr., Trina O’Neill, Daniel Rowe, Doug Rowe and Denise Rowe; his sons, Noah Ethan Ryan-O’Neill and River Hendricks O’Neill; his great uncle and aunt, Joe and Lillian Hendricks; his great uncle, Paul Wilson; uncles, Larry-Matt, Doug and Ken Wilson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins that loved him very much.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 20, 2017 at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017, also at the funeral home with Pastor James Wesley officiating. Graveside to follow at Crown Hill Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, Mo.

The family suggest memorial contributions to www.gofundme.com/jason-oneill.

Our Sincere Condolences

I wanted to express my sincere condolences for the loss of Jason. I was able to get to know Jason after starting a relationship with Nicole Ryan, the mother of his son Noah. I was with Nicole and Noah the past six years and through that time became a part of Jason’s life as well. My heart goes out to his friends and family and Jason’s children during this tragic loss.
Nick Felice

I personally don’t know how to start. Jason has been a good friend, caring person, in high school and middle school. I loved everytime he would smile when he was down. I loved him like a classmate. He was one of my crushes in high school … sorry this really hit me hard.
Ciara Taylor