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Aletha Opal Hanks Puckett
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1906
Marion County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 2008
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA

Mt. Vernon, IL
Published: November 10, 2008

Opal Puckett, 102, Mt. Vernon, passed away at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center.

She was born in Marion County on Monday, Feb. 26, 1906, a daughter of Charles and Eliza (Courson) Hanks. She married Elmer Bolerjack in 1924. She later married Ivan Puckett.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Mr. J. Howard Kraps officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Opal is survived by a son, Gene Bolerjack and wife Betty of Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren, Terry Boler-jack and wife Jeanie of Leawood, Kan., Tom Bolerjack and wife Mary Beth of Austin, Texas, Robert Bolerjack of Mt. Vernon and Julie Chapman and husband John of St. Charles; stepgrandson, Keith Puckett; niece, Alice Higgins of Mt. Vernon; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; her husbands; one grandson, Jason; one brother, Ivan Pigg; and one sister, Rochelle, preceded her in death.

Opal worked for 37 years at the Mode-O-Day Garment Factory in Mt. Vernon until retiring; she was a member of Central Christian Church in Mt. Vernon, the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 233, the Ladies of the Moose and the American Legion Auxiliary.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Central Christian Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences. 
Family links: 
  Charles Edward Hanks (1878 - 1910)
  Eliza Alice Courson Balsover (1883 - 1951)
  Marshall Elmer Bolerjack (1903 - 1978)
  Henry Ivan Puckett (1900 - 1977)*
  Rochelle Hanks*
  Aletha Opal Hanks Puckett (1906 - 2008)
*Calculated relationship
Bethel Memorial Cemetery
Mount Vernon
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Ron Hanks
Record added: Jun 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54195926
Aletha Opal <i>Hanks</i> Puckett
Added by: Bradley Hutson
Aletha Opal <i>Hanks</i> Puckett
Added by: Bradley Hutson
Aletha Opal <i>Hanks</i> Puckett
Added by: Bradley Hutson
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Wife of Marshall Elmer Bolerjack and mother of Edward Eugene Bolerjack - Family
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