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Opal Brown

October 6, 1926 — October 15, 2016

Opal Marie (Root) Brown, 90, of Pleasant Hill, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit, Troy.  She was born October 6, 1926, in Elk City, Oklahoma, to the late Thomas C. and Stella (Caylor) Root.  She married Edward H. Brown on August 2, 1947; he preceded her in death on July 12, 2003.

Opal is survived by her children, William (Sherri) Brown of Texas; Leah Brown of Pleasant Hill, and Billy (Debbie) Brown of Alabama; grandson Shawn Marks; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by sisters Effie Holsinger, Edna Wolf, Ida Mae Root, infant Grace Root, Stella Louise Root, Aurelia Wertz, Pearl Wertz; and brothers David Root, Jesse Wayne Root, Tom Root, Joe Root, and Don Root.

Opal was a homemaker and a member of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church, Covington District.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 19, at the Old German Baptist Brethren Church, 6360 W. Farrington Rd., Covington.  Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington.  Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, 10 S. High St., Covington.

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