Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


WOOSTER “ Jeanette Marie Opie-Beale, 77, of Wooster passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Ohio ™s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster.
She was born September 12, 1941 in Millersburg, the daughter of Lawrence and Evelyne Kirby Bender.  
She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of The Saviour. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and playing cards.   Her grandkids were her world.
Surviving are her children, Timothy James Opie of Shelby, William Wayne (Jodi) Opie of Wooster and Valerie Jean (Phillip) Baker of Traverse City, Michigan; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; siblings, Katherine Bradford, Harry Holderbaum, Jr., Clayton Holderbaum, Nicholas Rudy and Peggy Williams.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, William James Opie and her second husband, James Beale and a sister, Harriet Johnson.
Friends will be received 1 hour prior to the 1:00 p.m. service on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Pastor Josh Chaffin officiating.   Burial will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions

Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home

Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the funeral home


  1. Jean was our neighbor on Smithville-western when we first met her. She later was our sitter for our son, Mark for many years. She treated her (other) kids as her own. She was dependable, always had an ear for listening to our problems and was a great wife and mother. RIP Jean, Love Pat and Ken

  2. My Mom was the best and will be greatly missed. Anyone that knew her would agree she was extremely generous, kind and loving.
    Her time on this earth was spent serving her family and God. I know she is in a better place enjoying time with Jesus and my Dad.

  3. Never got to thank Jeannie for becoming part of my son-in-law’s family two years ago. It was a wonderful connection that I wish would have happened sooner. Our sympathy to the entire family. God bless you all.


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