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Opal Grace Howard Alaway
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1916
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 2002
Champaign County
Illinois, USA

Obituary read: "Opal Grace Howard Alaway, 85, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Westville, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday (Jan. 14, 2002) at the Champaign County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Alaway was born March 2, 1916, in McKendree Township, the daughter of Reason A. and Dora Bouton Howard. She married Walter "Dutch" Alaway Oct. 2, 1940, in Champaign. He preceded her in death March 10, 1989.

Survivors include: two children, Brian Kent Alaway of Tampa and Marilyn "Lynn" "(Larry) DeWeese of St. Joseph; three grandchildren, Matt (Becky) Dudley, Tracy DeWeese and Scott (Jennifer) DeWeese and three great-randchildren, Madison Dudley and Logan and Alissa DeWeese. She was preceded in death by her husband, five sisters and three brothers.

Opal retired from Murrin Manufacturing in Westville. She was a 1933 graduate of Westville High School. She was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ of Westville and was one of the original founders of the Westville Public Library. She enjoyed reading, traveling, crossword puzzles, sports and was an avid fan of the Cubs, Illini and the Florida State Seminoles. She loved her family.

Funeral services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at Lakeside-Urbas Funeral Home in Westville; Officiating: Rev. Dennis Meyer; Burial:. Sandusky Cemetery; Visitation: 10-11 Saturday at the funeral home; Memorials: Champaign County Nursing Home or Provena Hospice Program." 
 
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 Parents:
  William Reason Howard (1864 - 1937)
  Dora Bouton Howard (1875 - 1959)
 
 Spouse:
  Walter Alaway (1912 - 1989)
 
 Siblings:
  Josephine Howard (1900 - 1920)*
  Claude Howard (1903 - 1964)*
  Celia Howard (1906 - 1908)*
  Flossie Howard Frazee (1908 - 1999)*
  Orville Howard (1913 - 1914)*
  Opal Grace Howard Alaway (1916 - 2002)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sandusky Cemetery
Westville
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Lesa Epperson
Record added: May 18, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26909188
Opal Grace <i>Howard</i> Alaway
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