Opal I. McDonald

January 6, 1932 ~ February 18, 2022 (age 90)


Opal Irene (Day) McDonald, age 90, of Ottawa, formerly of Marseilles, passed away Friday, February 18, 2022 with her loving family by her side.

Per Opal’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Services will be held at a later date in Missouri. Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Opal was born January 6, 1932 in Clarksville, Missouri, a daughter of Clarence and Esta (Bibb) Day. She married Virgil McDonald January 28, 1950 in Clarksville, Missouri. He preceded her in death in 1994. Surviving are a daughter, Emma June (Harvey) Clemens of Ottawa; grandchildren, Traci Antrobus, Jodi (Rene Correa) Clemens Triggs, Jennifer Clemens Sweborg, Arie (Chris) Antrobus Donnelly and Rick (Samantha) Sarles; thirteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Roger Sarles of Louisiana, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews. Opal was preceded in death by daughters, Esther Jeanne Sarles and Elaine “Jan” McDonald; a grandson, Izaiah Veasy; a brother, Harold Day and sisters, Helen Colbert Laird and Mary Zumwalt.

Opal was a lifelong Methodist. Her leisure time would find her reading, solving puzzles and enjoying Bingo. Opal’s most precious time was that spent with her family.

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Family to do services at later date

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