Opal D. Kelly, age 83 of Cushing, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2008 in the Drumright Hospital, Drumright, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, at the Church of the Firstborn, Cushing. Interment will follow at the Fairlawn Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Cushing.

Opal was born on January 14, 1925 in Cushing to the late Benny and Bessie (Harris) Powers. She grew up in Cushing area and attended school at Council Valley School and later the Norfolk School High School, graduating in 1941. Opal was on the State Championship Basketball Team in 1941. She was baptized at the Council Valley Advent Christian Church.

Opal married Dale Barton in 1941 and to this union Sondra and Shirley was born. She loved keeping her yard and her home. She was a secretary and bookkeeper for various companies over the years. Opal married Jack Kelly on August 31, 1974 in Miami, Oklahoma. Opal retired at age 55 to become a homemaker. She enjoyed helping others get started in life. Opal loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.

Opal is survived by her husband Jack of the home, daughters Sondra Sneed and husband Parker of Stroud, Shirley Teegarden Rubenstein of Cushing, step-children Jackie Dale Kelly of Union City, Patricia Williams of Perkins, Vickie Wenger and husband Gerald of Agra, sister Helen Austin of Kansas City, fourteen grandchildren including Shannon Teegarden and Kelly Grant, twenty one great grandchildren.

Opal was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Clifford, Kenneth, Harold “Buddy”, and Ben Jack Powers, sisters Alta Dooley and Elsie Thomas.

Condolences and online guest book are available at www.palmarlerfh.com.