Opal Irene Leach

April 18, 1926January 4, 2019

Opal I. Leach, age 92 of Navarre, Ohio, passed away January 4, 2019 in El Paso, Texas.

She was born April 18, 1926 in Canton, Ohio to Oliver and Hazel Mottice. She graduated from Canton South High School in 1944. Her grandchildren were the light of her life.

Opal was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edward, all of her siblings, and her great-grandson, Corey.

She is survived by her children Jean Herrick and John Leach, grandchildren, Jennifer McCartney, Robert (Laurel) Wright Jr., Wendy (Marc) Abel, Richard (Kim) Wright, Jeanie (Ken) Finzer, Tammy (Amanda Gutierrez) Leach, Laurie (Alun) Shuttleworth, and Karin (Chris) Harriss, great grandchildren, Zachery, Kevin, Megan, Tisha, Kenny, Kristin, Andy, Heidi, Ashley, Nicholas, Nathan, Benji, Foster, Kelli, George, Camden, and Alfie, and one great-great grandchild, Tristan.

Friends and family may call on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 11-1 p.m. at Karlo-Libby Funeral Home. Services will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Sunset Hills Burial Park.


  • Visitation Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 14, 2019

Opal Irene Leach

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Jane Mottice

January 14, 2019

Aunt Opal, your mother (grandmother), has been a part of my life since I was six years old. I grew up with her daughter. I loved her nephew and loved her brothers and sisters. She was always there for me in her own quiet and loving ways. Aunt Opal will be missed. May God keep his loving arms around you at this difficult time. Love Jane

Julie (Leach) Coleman

January 9, 2019

My Great Aunt Opal was a kind and gentle lady, we always enjoyed visiting when we were kids. She will be missed very much. Love and condolences to family.