Opal I. Brown, 92, Patoka

Opal I. Brown, 92, of Patoka, died on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, at Doctors Nursing Home in Salem.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Day Funeral Home in Patoka, with the Revs. Jim Barnes and Ray Barnes officiating. Burial will be in Pratt Cemetery, rural Patoka. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday and from 8:30 a.m. until time of services on Saturday, both at the funeral home. Memorials: Patoka Ambulance Service or Patoka Baptist Church.

Mrs. Brown was born on Oct. 18, 1915, in Fayette County, the daughter of Luther and Rachel Sheppard Barnes. She married Lloyd Cooper on Dec. 14, 1934, in Vandalia; he died on July 31, 1964. She married Frank Brown on May 20, 1964, in Mt. Vernon; he died on Jan. 8, 1989.

She was a homemaker and farm wife in the Patoka-Kinmundy area all of her life. She attended Mound Chapel Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by a granddaughter, Vickey and her husband Hubert Green of Vernon; brother, Ralph Barnes and his wife Dorothy of Vernon; sisters, Louise Hampsten of Kinmundy, and Gladys and her husband Wilson Laux of Carlyle; great-grandson, Matthew Gillett and his wife Brandy of Vernon; and great-great-grandchildren, Branden Gillett and Kate Gillett of Vernon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; son, Gale Cooper, on Oct. 10, 1955; grandchild, Mark Cooper, in 1976; great-granddaughter, Chresta Erlinger, on April 5, 1999; brothers, Loren Barnes and Wayne Barnes; sister, Jenny Ruth Barnes; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Virgil Hampsten, Bessie Barnes and Lela Barnes.

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