Opal Hurla HANON

April 27, 1921March 29, 2021

Opal Hurla Hanon, 99 years, 11 months, 2 days, passed away on March 29, 2021 in Henderson, Nevada.

Opal was born in Missouri in 1921 to Harlace and Lesta Cobb, one of 9 children. She was the last living sibling, with 8 of her brothers and sisters preceding her in death.

She grew up on a farm outside of a very rural area of Missouri. She loved to tell stories about her childhood and often shared how she made $5 a week when she was 14 doing laundry and other chores for a “well-to-do” family in town.

She married Herman Weaver in 1940 at the age of 19 in Missouri, and shortly after they moved to Los Angeles, CA. Together they had 2 daughters, Lynnette and Shirley. They later divorced and Opal was remarried to Lavon “Bozo” Hanon in 1975.

Lavon and Opal both worked on the Santa Monica pier and lived in Santa Monica in the same apartment on Ocean Park for years. Opal is preceded in death by her husband, as Lavon passed in 1992. Also preceding her in death is her daughter, Shirley Weaver and best friend and son-in-law, Francis Sutschek.

Opal is survived by her daughter, Lynnette Sutschek; her grandsons, Robert Street, Jeff Street, Donald Ellis (and wife, Marla) and Daniel Kinkade; her great granddaughters, Kallie Tapie (and husband, Brandon) and Sierra Kinkade; and her great-great granddaughter and namesake, Lillian Opal Tapie.

Opal made a huge impact on countless people’s lives in her 99 years (and 11 months). No one would deny she was the hardest working person you could ever meet. She loved her family and would stop her world to be there to help without having to ask. She was an incredible woman and she will be missed

beyond measure.

Opal will be buried next to her beloved husband, Lavon at the City of Santa Monica Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, California.


21 April

Graveside Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

City of Santa Monica Cemetery

1847 14th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404


Opal Hurla HANON

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donald ellis

April 18, 2021

"always loved never forgotten" you are something special to me ty for loving me for 50 yrs+ and always having faith in me...i trust that you are with loved ones shinning down on our familly with Bozo and that we will some day be reunited again in heaven..... your loving grandson donald clinton ellis. i wish you a peaceful journey