Opal L. Crecelius, age 81 of Chamois, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Opal was born June 24, 1932, in Washington, a daughter to the late Harvey and Gertrude "Gertie" (Brumagin) Myeburger.
Opal attended school at the Allenton School near Eureka.
On December 29, 1956, she was united in marriage to Jack E. Crecelius in St. Clair. He preceded her in death on November 15, 2003.
Opal worked as a food service supervisor for the Franklin County R-2 School District for nine years and the New Haven School District for 11 years.
Opal was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chamois and the Chamois Lions Club.
She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, cooking, and reading. Opal always enjoyed nature, especially watching the birds and taking care of her hanging flower baskets.
Opal is survived by: two sons, Walter Birmingham and his wife Kathy of Chamois and Jack A. Crecelius and his wife Debbie of Chamois; one daughter, Carol Domeyer and her husband Chris of Salem; one brother, Laurence Myeburger and his wife Linda of Owensville; three sisters, Ruth Schlemper and her husband Ed of Mt. Sterling, Alice Crecelius and her husband Don of Union, and Doris Door and her husband Carl of Villa Ridge; 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In addition to her husband of 46 years and her parents, Opal was preceded in death by one brother, Sonny Myeburger and his wife Jackie.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Morton Chapel in Chamois.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Morton Chapel in Chamois with Rev. Kirk Kellogg officiating. Interment will follow in the Shirley Cemetery at Mint Hill.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Shirley Mint Hill Cemetery.