Opal F. Richter

Lewistown – Opal F. Richter, 81, of Lewistown, formerly of Canton and Rushville, passed away at 7:38 AM on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Red Oak Memory Care in Canton. She was born on October 1, 1936 in Missouri to Martin D. and Bertha (Gott) Claassen. She married Paul William Richter on January 1, 1979 in Canton, he survives.

Also surviving are four children, Michael (Cathy) Fitch of CA, Teresa (Roger) Flatt of IL, Edith (Michael) Johnson of AR, and Thurman (Jennifer) Fitch of IL; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elizabeth (Richard) Etter of IL.

Opal was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter; four brothers, Norman, George, Martin Jr., and James Claassen; and two sisters, Dorothy Reeder and Shirley Leverton.

Opal graduated with an associated degree from Spoon River Community College. She retired as a director of the Fulton and Mason County Housing Authority.

Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Harbor Lights Hospice. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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9 Responses to Opal F. Richter

  1. Norman & Rita Linn says:

    Sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you.
    Norman & Rita

  2. Thurman, Jennifer and family,
    Sorry for your loss, may you find peace in the days to come. Sending thoughts and prayers to your family at this difficult time.

  3. Anna & Ralph Parkinson says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I have some fond memories of working and shopping with Opal. She will be missed.

  4. Norman & Rita Linn says:

    Sorry for your loss, Opal was a sweet person. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  5. Sherry Belless says:

    Thoughts and prayers to Bill and family.

  6. Vicki Irwin says:

    I’m so very sorry that Opal had to leave you all, but we know she’s happy and healthy where she’s at. Jen, you were so very good to her. I’m very proud of you. My deepest most sincere condolences go to Bill, Thurman, Jen and the rest of the family..she was a wonderful lady.

    Vicki Irwin

  7. Lorenda Spilker says:

    We are so deeply sorry to learn of Opal’s passing. Bill and family know u are in our thoughts and prayers. Opal was a great lady. Always friendly and had a smile for everyone. Our sincere sympathy, Lorenda and Alvin Spilker.

  8. Lehman Family says:

    Bill and family, so sorry for the loss of your loved one.
    Please know we are thinking and praying for you.
    Larry & Malina Lehman

  9. Susan (Ashwood) Perez says:

    I was sorry to hear of Opal’s passing. I have some fun memories of time spent with her and Bill. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Bill, and the family.

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