Opal Marie Stowe, 68
Opal's life began Dec. 7, 1945, in Otsego. She is retired from Whirlpool where she worked for more than 30 years in their payroll department.
Opal enjoyed filling her spare time cooking, crocheting, knitting, needlework, drawing, painting, and playing the saxophone.
Her greatest joy came in spending time with her loving family which includes her husband John Stowe; two sons, Elliot (Melissa) Stowe of Stevensville and Christopher Stowe of Lansing; two granddaughters Maya and Hailey Stowe; a brother Frank (Donna) Ashley of St. Joseph; and many nieces and nephews.
Opal died Thursday, June 12, at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. She was preceded in death by four siblings, Pearl (Lavern) Clawson, Leo (Lilah) Ashley, Allan (Alice) Ashley and Arlene Ashley; and her parents John and Hazel Elliott.
A memorial service will be celebrated Wednesday, June 18, at 1 p.m. with visitation prior from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet. Burial of her cremains will follow in North Shore Memory Gardens in Hagar Shores.
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