Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Mark Stotler, Bill Hendrix, Dale Stotler, Craig Hickman, Scott Heaston and Shayne Heaston.
Opal N. Stotler passed away at 6:35 a.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. Opal had lived most of her life in Vandalia, moving here from Bowling Green in 1957. She had worked for a short time at the Bobby Brooks Garment Factory and the International Shoe Company in Vandalia. Opal was a Christian by faith and a member of the VFW Post 2173 Ladies Auxilliary. She was a full time homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family.
Born: August 24, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of Chauncey and Elizabeth (Perry) Baker.
Married: Joseph W. "J. W." Stotler on December 17, 1939 in St. Louis; he preceded her in death on January 1, 2001.
Survivors include: two sons: Billy Joe Stotler of Frankford, Missouri; Robert Stotler of rural Vandalia; two daughters: Irene Longoria of Texas; Mary Ann Heaston also of Texas; two sisters: Marie Marsh of Bowling Green; Mae Carr of Bowling Green; one sister-in-law, Marie Baker of Curryville; 21 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: parents; husband, J. W. Stotler; one son, Melvin Stotler; one daughter, Betty Jean Irvin; two brothers: Melvin and Bob Baker; two sisters: Mary Baskett and Lola Moore; one grandson.
Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.