Opal Marie Rohrer

Opal Marie Rohrer nee Walton of Bourbon, MO, was born in Leasburg, MO on Saturday, October 19, 1918 to Lewis Walton and Lucy Martha Land Walton.  She passed away at Meramec Nursing Center, Sullivan, MO on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the age of 100 years, 3 months, and 13 days.

Opal was christened Presbyterian, later became a Baptist, but most of her church service was as a Methodist. She met Fred Rohrer of Bourbon, the son of Jake and Elizabeth Rohrer and they were married on November 19, 1939. They had nearly 50 years of marriage together before the Lord called Fred home. Both Opal and Fred were teachers and partners in several local businesses. To this union, three sons were born, Richard, Roger and Robert. Opal was always deeply religious believing in Prayer, Patience, and Perseverance. Opal was a member of the Methodist church for 60 years. Over the years she held many offices and done much church work. She was on the Pastoral Committee for nearly twenty years. She was a youth leader and president of the women’s group. Opal was instrumental in organizing a World Day of Prayer and through her efforts as many as 10 churches took part. For years, she had charge of serving the funeral dinners for bereaved families. She was a teacher, Cub Scout leader, Sunday school teacher and enjoyed playing bridge and pinochle. Opal was an interesting person, always full of ideas and enthusiasm, ready to take on anything she believes to be a Christian service. You might remember Opal as the lady you would meet on the street or receive a card with a $2 bill or the balloon lady/grandma. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Lewis and Lucy Walton; husband Fred Rohrer; son Roger D. Rohrer; and sister Virginia Mathis.

She is survived by her sons Richard (Bertie) Rohrer of Venice, FL, and Robert (Francie) Rohrer of Bourbon, MO; daughter-in-law Karen Rohrer of Bourbon, MO;  grandchildren Steven, Mark, Todd, Angie, Michelle, Brian, Tonya, James, and Melanie; 17 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Visitation was held Monday, February 4, 2019 from 9-11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Bourbon, MO. Funeral Service is 11 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, Bourbon, MO with Rev. Dr. Richard W. Rohrer officiating. Burial at Bourbon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church, Bourbon, MO. 

Arrangements under the care of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, MO. 

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