Aug. 26, 1916 Bethany Moultrie County Illinois, USA
Jan., 1994 Toledo Cumberland County Illinois, USA
Opal first married Don Glidewell, who is buried in Greenup, Illinois. Several years after Don's passing, she married Frank Kingery.
Frank raised his family around Danville, IL. He was born near Jewett, IL and was a cook in the Navy.
The family story goes that Frank had stopped in Cumberland Co, IL, as a broom salesman for Quinn Broom Factory. One afternoon while drinking a cup of coffee in the Rainbow Cafe in Toledo, IL, he was waited on by Opal (Brown) Glidewell. Liking her spunk, Frank asked Opal if she wanted to marry him. "Well, yes," she said. And so she took off her apron, Frank & Opal walked across the street to the courthouse, filled out the papers... and then Frank got stumped because he didn't even know Opal's last name.... a seemingly shakey start to their marriage, but Frank & Opal were two peas in a pod--loved to travel and fish; loved living life spontaneously. After their marriage in the Methodist Church in Toledo, IL, they lived happily ever after until Frank died while they were in Florida, where Frank is buried. Jerry Brown remembers Frank and Opal driving to Florida where they would fish for a half day, and then they'd head back home to Toledo, IL, all the while dreaming up their next road trip.
Bob and Wanda Brown stood up for Frank and Opal at their wedding.