Opal C. McGuire
© Stilwell (OK) Democrat Journal
March 5, 2008
Submitted by: Martha Real
Opal C. McGuire, 91, of Jefferson City, MO, passed away March 1, 2008 at the Moniteau Care Center in California, MO.
She was born March 20, 1916 in Seymour, MO, a daughter of William Elisha and Julia Angeline (Reeves) Sweet.
Opal had an eventful life and liked to reminisce about the family from Seymour, MO to Westville, OK arond 1920 in a covered wagon.
She loved to play dominoes, crochet, and when younger, go camping and trout fishing.
Opal was known by her many friends as a generous, kind and helpful lady.
During World War II, Opal aided the war effort by being a real life "Rosie the Riverter" in a factory in Los Angelas, CA.
Opal also worked for the U.S. Post office in Prairie Grove, AR., but the job she found most rewarding was a homemaker after marrying the love of her life, Walter M. McGuire on November 12, 1950 in Wichita, KS.
Opal is survived by son; Bill McGuire and his wife Benda of Jefferson City, MO., and therir children; Travis, Olathe, KS, Kayla, Springfield, MO., and Laura, Jefferson City, MO., step-son; Kerry McGuire, Marietta, GA,. and step-daughter; Mona Halliburton, Severy, KS., and nieces; Alleen Lockard, Mountain Grove, AR., Shirley Carlton, Westville, OK., Glenda Ashley, Bakerfield, CA., and nephews; Bud Sweet, Colcord, OK., and Doyle Sweet, Springfield, MO.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Walter, sister; Velda Ragsdale, Westville, OK., three brothers; Edgar, Springfield, MO., Louie, Westville, OK., and Glen, Fellows, CA., nieces; Helen Fishinghawk, Locust Grove, OK., and Laverne Wheeler, Springfield, MO., and hephews; Roy Ragsdale, Fruita, CO., and Harry Sweet, Springfield, MO.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4th, at the Roberts Funeral Home in Westville, OK.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5th at Westville City Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home in Westville, OK.
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