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Opal L. Gregory

d. April 13, 2017


Monday, April 17, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.


Monday, April 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
: Pastor Lyndell Thompson.
Interment: the New Harmony Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Seth Gregory, Caleb Gregory, Benjamin Gregory, Ryan Gray, Brandon Gray, and Chad Gray.
Honorary Pallbearers: Joel Edwards, Joshua Gregory, Trevor Gray, and Kelsey Gray.

Opal L. (Thompson) Gregory passed away at 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Moore-Pike Nursing Home in Bowling Green. She was a 1940 Curryville High School graduate and lived most of her adult life in the rural Curryville/Estes area.Opal was a full-time homemaker on the family farm except for a short time where she worked at a ball bearing factory in St. Louis during World War II. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Vandalia where she helped with Vacation Bible School.Opal enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, canning, reading, fishing, helping with 4-H in years past, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Born: October 2, 1920 in Americus, Missouri the daughter of Shelby Henryand Mary Ethel (Naughton) Thompson.

Married: Emmett Glen Gregory in St. Louis on December 28, 1943; he preceded her in death on December 26, 2004.

Survivors include: two sons: Melvin L. Gregory of Fulton; Robert G. and wife, Kim Gregory of rural Curryville; two daughters: Dorothy L. and husband, Dennis R. Edwards of Moberly; Helen M. Gray of New Hartford; ten grandchildren: Joel David Edwards of Silver Springs; Joshua L. Gregory of Hopper, Nebraska; Seth M. Gregory of Curryville; Caleb E. Gregory of Middletown; Benjamin G. Gregory of Curryville; Ryan S. Gray of Leawood, Kansas; Brandon M. Gray of Troy; Chad E. Gray and Kelsey N. Gray both of St. Louis and Trevor B. Gray of New Hartford; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Glen; five brothers: Virgil Thompson, Lloyd Thompson, Omar Thompson, Charles Thompson, Bernard Thompson; two sisters: Merle Metcalf and Edna Haden.

Memorials are encouraged to the Shiloh Christian Children's Ranch, 601 N. Center Street, Shelbina, Missouri 63468.

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