OBITUARY

Opal Frans

May 30, 1920January 8, 2019

Opal Frans, 98, of Yakima, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 and was welcomed home by her Lord Jesus Christ.

She was born May 30, 1920 in Mountainburg, Arkansas to Nettie and James Glover, one of five children. In 1940, she met and married Fred Crawley at a bible revival. They were married 19 years, lived in Prairie Grove, Arkansas for a time then moved out to Selah, Washington. In 1961, she married Mel Frans. They were happily married for 56 years until his death in 2017.

Opal worked at the Ross/Tree Top plant and retired with 33 years of service. Her church, kitchen and flower garden were her favorite places to be. She especially enjoyed the potlucks her church had. She would bake up some of her wonderful pies. In addition, when friends would drop by she would always have a pie in the oven.

She is survived by her sister, Maxine Dodd of Springdale, Arkansas, her daughter, Maudileen Dunsing of Yakima; two granddaughters, Debbie Whelchel (David) of Cheney, WA and Kim Gonzales (Patrick) of Selah; five great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Viewing will be held at Keith & Keith Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. A Funeral service will be held at Keith & Keith Funeral Home on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Private interment will be at Wenas Cemetery.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.keithandkeith.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Opal was born May 30, 1920 in Mountainburg, Arkansas to Nettie and James Glover, one of five children. In 1940, she met and married Fred Crawley at a bible revival. They were married 19 years, lived in Prairie Grove, Arkansas for a time then moved out to Selah, Washington. In 1961, she married Mel Frans. They were happily married for 56 years until his death in 2017.

    She is survived by her sister, Maxine Dodd of Springdale, Arkansas, her daughter, Maudileen Dunsing of Yakima; two granddaughters, Debbie Whelchel (David) of Cheney, WA and Kim Gonzales (Patrick) of Selah; five great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Blake Briscoe, Casket Bearer
  • Patrick Gonzales, Casket Bearer
  • Dave Welchel, Casket Bearer
  • Sean McCray, Casket Bearer
  • Andrew Mullinnex, Casket Bearer
  • Matt Cohen, Casket Bearer

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 17, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Interment
REMEMBERING

Opal Frans

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Pastor Jim and Kathy Hilliard

January 16, 2019

Whenever Opal came to church she always had a big smile and a warm hug to give us. She was a blessing to us and to so many others. We especially enjoyed celebrating her 98th birthday party with her.

Amy Johnson

January 14, 2019

All of her church family will miss her deeply . We love you very much

Joan Bartz

January 13, 2019

Knowing Opal was a joy!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY