|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1916|
|Death: ||Apr. 23, 2005|
***Special thanks to Juanita Lowrance for supplying this obituary***
"Opal Isabel Chenoweth was born August 8, 1916 at Kinderhook, Illinois. She was one of four children born to the union of the late Ernst "Ray" and Daisy (Hull) Cookson.
On July 15, 1939, Opal was united in marriage with Robert Roger Chenoweth. Opal and Robert were blessed with three children: Bill, Nancy and Larry. Opal's husband, Robert and her son, Bill preceded her in death.
Opal was quite a lady. She was proud of the fact that after finishing school, she went to college. She became a beautician and after several $.05 cent haircuts and trims, she was able to pay back the $100 that she borrowed within that same year. She liked to quilt and was very gifted when it came to working with ceramics. She collected Apple Head Dolls and enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens. She was a true farmer's wife. She was a great cook and canned everything that she grew in her garden. She loved her two Dobermans: Cass and Girl, but she truly treasured the times that she could spend with her family and friends.
Opal passed away at 11:25 P.M. Saturday, April 23, 2005 in the Life Care Center of Waynesville at the age of 88 years, 8 months and 15 days.
Opal will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by one daughter: Nancy Griffith of Waynesville, MO; one son: Larry Chenoweth of Coconut Creek, FL; one brother: Amos Cookson of the state of California; 6 grandchildren: Kurtis, Kelly and Tracy Chenoweth, Susan Ornelas and Robert Griffth and Shawn Dickerson; 1 great grandson; many other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, husband and son, Opal was preceded in death by two brothers: Ralph and Roy Cookson and one sister-in-law: Betty Cookson.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, April 28, 2005 in the Perry United Methodist Church of Perry, Illinois with Rev. David Schultz officiating. Pianist Linda Berry accompanied the congregation as they sang "Amazing Grace" and played the prelude and postlude. Serving as escorts were Jake Bartlett, Phil Johnson, Chuck Thiele, Randy Thiele, Chuck Walker and John Walker.
Burial followed in the Dorsey Cemetery of Perry, Illinois. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel."
Robert Roger Chenoweth (1918 - 1974)
Plot: Row #1 ~ South.
Created by: Michael Harrington
Record added: Sep 09, 2007
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