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Opal Ilene


SPRINGFIELD, IL - Opal Ilene Blakeman, 85, formerly of Ashland, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at St. John's Hospital.

She was born April 6, 1929, the daughter of Charles and Emma Dell (Gray) McCoy Sr. Opal married Walter Blakeman in Carthage on Nov. 5, 1962. He preceded her in death on June 5, 2012.

Opal is survived by her son, Carl Thomas (Diana) Rowden Jr. of Springfield; daughters, Bonnie (Tom) Sonneborn of Palmyra, Debbie (companion, Jesse Ellison) Hudgins of Springfield, and Vicky Edwards of Springfield; stepsons, Rick (Barbara) Blakeman, Terry (Karen) Blakeman, and Greg Blakeman of Ashland and Gary (Diana) Blakeman of Missouri; and stepdaughter, Dottie (Larry) Crews of New Berlin.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014. at Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Mumaw officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Plains Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home, 530 N. 5th St., Springfield, IL 62702 is in charge of arrangements. Visit our online obituary at ellingerkunzfuneralhome.com.

Published in The State Journal-Register from June 10 to June 11, 2014
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