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Opal Marie Williamson, 78, passed away on January 5, 2012 at Hidden Lake Care Center, after a two year battle with melanoma cancer. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2012 at The Church of Jesus Christ Farview Restoration, 11404 E. 24th St. S., Independence, MO, 64052.
Opal was born February 22, 1933 in El Dorado, KS to Malcolm and Ida Fye, and lived in the Independence and Kansas City area most of her life.
As a young woman, Opal loved to sing with her sister Vera Sellars and best friend Phyllis McCarty at weddings and social occasions. Opal married Charlie Williamson and they raised four children. During that time she made many wonderful memories at church and family sporting events. She was a Boy Scout den mother and drove a school bus for the Fort Osage School District. She went on to spend 20 exciting years as a travel agent for several travel agencies and enjoyed extensive world-wide travels.
Opal was a member of TOPS® Club where she formed many close friendships and served as co-leader for one year. She was an avid dog lover and enjoyed crocheting. She dearly loved her family and friends and always welcomed them with a warm and enthusiastic hello.
Opal was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Kelly, and grandson, Jeremie Williamson.Her survivors include three sons, Chuck Williamson, St. Joseph, MO, Mike (Marcia) Williamson, Independence, MO, Gary (Susan) Williamson, Mission, KS; eight, grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one brother, Elmer Fye; three sisters, Bettyjo Kirk, Vera Sellars, Martha (Earl) Casey; and ex-husband Charlie (Iola) Williamson.
A special thank you to Opal’s care givers during her fight with cancer; Mike and Marcia Williamson, Hidden Lake Care Center (especially Rae Letterman, Administrator, and Beverly Herndon, roommate), Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, and KU Medical Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64114, www.kansascityhospice.org.
Condolences may be left online at www.heartlandcremation.com.