Opal Irene Nation, 93, of Springfield, died at 9:45 am, Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Capitol Care Center. She was born August 2, 1917 in Hettick, Illinois to Joseph and Lilah Scott Smith. She married Levi E. Nation in 1935 and he preceded her in death in 1981. Also preceding her in death where her parents; one infant son, Stanley; two sons, Frances “Buck” and Allen “Bud” and one granddaughter, Mischell Knepler.
Survivors include one daughter, Beverlee (John) Knepler of New Berlin; one son, Kenneth (Pat) Nation of Springfield; two daughters-in-law, Donna Nation of Rochester and Martha Nation of Riverton; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Opal was a Girard High School Graduate. She loved flower gardening. She was a resident of Springfield most of her life and worked for Woolworth Company, retiring after 28 years.
Visitation: 5-7 pm, Friday, April 22, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 11 am, Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Dr. Jim McIntosh officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to The American Heart Association