Opal J. Emerson, 98, of Apple Creek passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at Wooster Community Hospital.
She was born October 9, 1924, in Wooster the daughter of Jonas and Merriell Lichty Mowrer. On December 25, 1944, she married Kenneth Emerson. He preceded her in death in 1996.
Opal had been a homemaker the majority of her life. She was a member of the sewing group at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, in Apple Creek. Opal enjoyed spending her time reading, sewing, and being with her family.
She is survived by her children Cheryl Fairbourn of Apple Creek, Rhonda Rosner of Wooster, Darrell (Patricia) Emerson of Wooster, Kenneth (Paz) Emerson of Findley, Leora Sepe of Apple Creek, Cletus (Lisa) Emerson of Apple Creek, and Wendy (Darin) Julien of Wooster; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Kenneth, Opal was preceded in death by her granddaughter Kim Rosner; and her siblings Dortha Denman, Lucille Bowman, and Marvin Mowrer.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at 4:00PM at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 68 W. Main Street, Apple Creek, OH 44606, with Rev. Dale Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Apple Creek Cemetery.
Friends will be received 1-hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 68 W. Main Street, Apple Creek, OH 44606.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com