Opal M. Crandell
Opal M. Crandell, 92, St. Joseph, Missouri died Friday, June 22, 2012 at Living Community of St. Joseph.
She was born December 17, 1919 to William B. and Clara Elizabeth (Marolf) Cornelius. Opal was the last surviving member of the Oak Grove School graduating class of 1937.
She married Albert J. Crandell on November 29, 1938. He preceded her in death on September 11, 1988.
She was an Associate for Townsend & Wall Co. for 17 years.
Mrs. Crandell was a member of First Presbyterian Church; a member of Moila Shrine Temple, past Matron Whitesville Chapter 538-Order of Eastern Star, and more recently Savannah Chapter 223; and past Matron’s and Patron’s Association of 9th District, Past President and Past State President of Eagles Auxiliary #49; past President of the Eagles Auxiliary P.P. Club and past Eagles Auxiliary Mother; Burlington Northern Veterans Association and also a member of The Oak Grove Homemakers Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; son, John Crandell; grandsons, Morgen Crandell and John Robert Kothe; and brothers Aubrey and Donald Cornelius, and Charlie DeWeese.
Survivors: daughters, Donna Kothe (Bill), King City, Missouri, Mary Crandell, Alberta Crandell, St. Joseph, and Karen Carter, Columbia, Missouri; sons, Carl of St. Joseph, and Albert Fred; grandchildren, Paul Kothe (Marcia), Jennifer Willoughby (Sean), Mary Michelle “Shelly” Crandell, Carl, Sawyer, Asher, and Emily Crandell; great-grandchildren, Ragan, Kendall, Trey, Johnathan, and Matthew Kothe, Katherine Willoughby, and Mike and Miranda Santilian; great-great-granddaughter, Faith Kothe; and several nieces and nephews.
Services: 1:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The Family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday. The Family suggests memorial gifts to Eagle’s #49 Charities.