Opal Geraldine Tucker, 98, of Bridgeport, Ohio formerly of Gypsy passed away on January 14, 2014 at the East Ohio Regional Hospital.
She was born on October 1, 1915 in Clarksburg to the late Orion Cather and Gertrude Jones Cather. Opal was preceded in death by her husband Willard C. Tucker in June 1983.
She is survived by her children, David Tucker of Fairmont; Kathryn Tucker-Callendar of Bridgeport, OH; 5 grandchildren, David Tucker; Valerie Flanigan-Frances; Heather Tucker-Howell; Amy Farnario-Meyer; and James Flanigan; 5 great-grandchildren, Ozzie Brown; Levi Spencer; Ericka Flanigan; Rhys Francis; Jacob Spencer; and 2 great-great-grandchildren, Xavier Spencer; and Ronnie Spencer.
Opal was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose # 929 in Shinnston and the Women’s Auxiliary of the VFW in Clarksburg Post 573. She was an animal lover of all kinds. Opal was always caring for injured or abandon animals.
Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston on Friday from 6-8 PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11 AM with Pastor George Heitman. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery. Online Condolences may be submitted to www.harmerfuneralhome.com.
From: Louann Hill
Jan 16 2014 2:56PM
Our thoughts and prays are with you and your family.
AEP Mitchell Project Iron Workers Local 549, Louann, Dick and Dan
From: Joyce Stephens
Jan 17 2014 5:19PM
We are so sorry for your loss. We will remember Opal as a wonderful person with a beautiful smile and love for everyone. We treasure the wonderful memories we have of her and your family.
Dessie Louise Wolfe, David and Joyce Stephens
From: Barb Hennis
Jan 18 2014 8:37AM
My family met Opal when my mother roomed with her while rehabilitating from surgery and came to love her like our own family. She was always so pleasant, kind, and concerned for others. She was always grateful for any kindness bestowed upon her; such a kind, loving woman. She took Mom under her wing and helped her make the best of being in a nursing facility. The relationship remained strong, even after Mom returned home. Mom visited at least monthly, spending many hours visiting and enjoying Opal's companionship, wit, and wisdom. She remained sharp until the very end. She was loved and will be dearly missed. We share your grief and offer our condolences. May you find comfort in your memories and knowdge of her life well-lived.