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Opal Viola Anderson
© Roberts and Son Funeral Home
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

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Rev. L. C. and Opal V. Anderson

Blackwell Cemetery

Opal Viola Anderson of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died early Tuesday morning, December 16, 2008, in the Westminster Village in Ponca City, Oklahoma, at the age of 92 years. Opal Viola Anderson was born on August 11, 1916, in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, to Frank Martin and Rachel Ann (Wilcox) Wood. She grew up in Tonkawa attending Tonkawa Public Schools. Following her education she married Leonard Carl ďPeteĒ Anderson on January 24, 1936, in Blackwell, Oklahoma, and they settled in Blackwell where she served her family as a homemaker. In the early 1950ís she began working as a sales clerk for Huntís Department Store in Blackwell. At the birth of her grandchildren, she returned to the home and began caring for them. In the 1960ís she worked on week-ends as a demonstrator for Bordenís Dairy at various grocery stores in Kay County retiring in the late 1970ís. Her husband preceded her in death on December 29, 1996, and she continued to make Blackwell her home. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Blackwell. She enjoyed cooking for friends and family and especially enjoyed the presence of her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Janet Haymaker of Blackwell, Oklahoma; her son, Max Anderson of Leesburg, Florida; five grandchildren, Tim Haymaker and wife Lesa of Kaw City, Oklahoma, Dan Anderson of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Darren Anderson of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Kevin Anderson and wife Kim of Ponca City, Oklahoma, and Lacie Anderson of Leesburg, Florida; six great grandchildren, Cherody Janda and husband Wayne of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Tiffany McBrain and husband Craig of Blackwell, Oklahoma, Devin Anderson of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Holly Anderson of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Shannon Anderson of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Rydel Anderson of Marland, Oklahoma; and three great great grandchildren, Braeley, Brexten and Brensen Janda of Ponca City, Oklahoma.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Glen, George, Floyd, Ora and Fletcher Wood; and eight sisters, Minnie Wood, Zelda Wood, Flora Cox, Alice Miller, Lancy Siler, Mary Daughn, Rose McGaha and Rachel Kelly.

Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Friday, December 19th in the First Baptist Church in Blackwell with the Rev. Michael Moers officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackwell Cemetery.

Casketbearers will be Tim Haymaker, Wayne Janda, Craig McBrain, Roger Clark, Ray Mullins and David Haney.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church of Blackwell or Hospice of North Central Oklahoma in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home.

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