Samuel Burton DeNeal

November 30, 1935 ~ January 6, 2021 (age 85)


     Samuel Burton DeNeal, age 85 of Harrisburg, passed away 4:55 PM, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Herrin Hospital.

     Sam was born on November 30, 1935 in Rudement to the late Guy and Lula (Wasson) DeNeal. He married Helen Riley on March 3, 1989 and she survives in Harrisburg. Sam was a retired school teacher who taught in the Marion school system for 36 years. He was a member of the Rudement Social Brethren Church, and the Saline County Farm Bureau. Sam enjoyed flying airplanes and working with heavy machinery.

     In addition to his wife, Sam is survived by four children, Laura Jeane DeNeal of De Soto; Karla Oshea and husband John of Willow Brook; Eric Sutman and wife Sol of Mission Viejo, California; and Matt Sutman and wife Alisa or North Carolina; grandchildren, John David DeNeal, Chris Mathis and wife Haley of Aurora, Kentucky; Bo Sutman of Florida, Olivia Sutman of Florida; John Oshea of Willowbrook; Joseph Oshea of Willow Brook; great grandchildren, Noah Mathis, Alyssa Mathis, Sam Mathis, and Maxwell DeNeal; brother, Glendel DeNeal of Harrisburg; several nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and nephews.

     Sam was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Rebecca Olson, and Kelley Sutman; and three brothers, Robert DeNeal, Walter DeNeal and baby Guy.

          Due to COVID-19 there will be a private family service. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rudement Social Brethren Church and envelopes are available at the funeral home.


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