Opal Meck

Funeral services will be held for Opal Marie Howard Meck on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at 1 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Family and friends may call Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McKee Mortuary. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, County Road 300 East and County Road 1000 North, Servia. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate.

Opal was born in Salyersville, Ky., on March 17, 1924. She passed at Peabody Retirement Community on Sunday Dec. 3, 2017.  Her deceased parents were Fred and Bertha (Allen) Howard.  She was retired from Sun Metal Company in Warsaw, IN.  She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and her family. 

She is survived by two sons, Edward W. (Carla) Howard, North Manchester and Stephen Rumpf, New York, New York, and a Daughter, Francesca Oliveri, Fort Wayne.  Opal has one deceased son, George Montgomery, Jr., Phoenix, AZ. 

She is also survived by two sisters, Jeannie Johnson and Lu Music, both of North Manchester, and two brothers, Larry (Carol) Howard, North Manchester, and Wade (Dee) Howard, Alexandria, IN.  She has four deceased brothers, Mitchell Howard, Hatcher Howard, Fred Howard, Jr. and Ken Howard, and a deceased sister, Oria Gillend of Richmond Va. 

Opal is survived by seven grandchildren: Angie Montgomery, Calif., Christopher Montgomery, Arizona, Michelle Timmons, Anthony Oliveri, Shannon (Dick) Tracy, Cara Howard and Christa (Brian) Crabill, all of Indiana; 10 great-grandchildren; Alexandria Timmons, Joshua Timmons, Devin Tracy, Eric Tracy, Catherine Tracy, Issiac Howard, Everett Crabill, Sebastian Oliveri, Alyssa Rubio, Thomas George, and Dylan Wright.  Six great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are eight nieces and nephews and sixteen grand nieces and nephews.  Four nephews, one niece and one grand niece are deceased.

Reunions were always fun.  God Bless


Posted on 2017 Dec 05