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 Opal Maxine <I>Smith</I> Ackley

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Opal Maxine Smith Ackley

  • Birth 29 Jul 1917 Cook County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 15 Aug 2012 Greene, Butler County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: private burial will be held later
  • Memorial ID 96518767

Opal Maxine Ackley, 95, of Greene, passed away on August 15, 2012, at the Liebe Care Center in Greene. No services will be held at this time.

Opal Maxine Smith was born on July 29,1917, in Cook County, Minnesota the daughter of Verl and Bertha (Luther) Smith. She received her education in the country schools near Marble Rock, Iowa. After school she worked cleaning houses and ironing for housewives.

Opal was united in marriage to Lowell Sharp, to this union four children were born. After the marriage ended, she later married Mike Ackley. They made their home in Marble Rock where they farmed until retirement.

She enjoyed fishing, spending time with her family, going to auctions and going to dances.

Surviving family members include: her son, Don Sharp, of Arizona; grandsons: Kiel (Cheryl) Sharp of Virginia and Kent (Ann Marie) Sharp; great-grandson Kayden Sharp also of VA; Grandchildren: Mike (Lois) Kepple, Kelly (Allan) Zweck, Kayleen (Jason) Landers all of Greene and Rhonda Perry (fiancé Bob Schwickerath) of Charles City; great
grandchildren: Casey (Reuben) Wenzel, Kindra Zweck, Chelsea Zweck, Coutney Landers, Wyatt Landers, Haley Landers, and Olivia Perry; one sister, Shirley Herman of Greene; one son-in-law, Bob (Swanie) Kepple of Greene, a brother-in-law, Herman Ackley of Washington; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Mike, an infant son; two daughters, Janice Sharp and Linda Kepple; daughter-in-law, Judy Sharp; Brother, Lavern ‘Slivers' Smith; two sisters: Lila Truex and Alma Jean Hendricksin

Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Opal Ackley Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 219, Greene, Iowa 50636

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid's Funeral Chapel, 519 N. First St. Greene, Iowa 50636 641-823-4457 www.reidsfuneralchapel.com


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  • Created by: Williams/jacobs
  • Added: 4 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96518767
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Opal Maxine Smith Ackley (29 Jul 1917–15 Aug 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96518767, ; Maintained by Williams/jacobs (contributor 47663213) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a private burial will be held later.