October 28, 1909 - January 8, 2017
Opal Marshall Evans, 107 of Ft. Wright, Kentucky left these earthly bounds peacefully on January 8, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.
Born October 28, 1909 in Muses Mills, Kentucky to Oscar L. Marshall and Alice L. Marshall (Dunaway), who preceded her in death. Husband Fehrman T. Evans also preceded her in death.
Opal lived life fully with spirit and a wanderlust for travel; visiting all but one continent. A modern woman, Opal worked along side her husband in their jewelry business, Evans Jewelers of Latonia, Kentucky. Opal was a charter member of Runyan Memorial Christain Church, Latonia Homemakers Club, Wally Byam Airstream Club and the Atria Knitting R’ Purls Club.
Opal was celebrated during Covington Kentucky’s bicentennial gala as Covington’s oldest living resident. In 2016 she was recongized as one of Kentucky’s three outstanding centenarian during the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation Gala.
Opal is survivied by daughter: Barbara Barnes (the late: Bill Barnes). She is also survived by grandchildren: Craig Barnes (Kelly), Kim Murphy, Kevin Barnes (Martha), Barbie Barnes, and Betsy Duncan (Mike). Opal is survived by five great-granchildren; Taylor Barnes-Gilbert (Ashley), Elizabeth Murphy, Connor Barnes, Kathleen Murphy and Sophie Duncan. She is also survived by great-great-grandaugter Lucy Barnes-Gilbert.
A celebration of life will be held at Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 10am until the funeral service at 11am. Opal will be interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park along side her late husband Fehrman. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com
you all know that Opal was like my grandmother too. I love all of you and know that you find peace in the knowledge that she had a life well lived.
Mrs. Evans was such a beautiful woman on the inside and on the outside. Always dressed to “the nines” in purple attire, she always was the picture of fashion. I have such fond memories of she and Mr. Evans and their jewelry store right next door to my childhood church, Runyan Memorial. My she rest in peace and know that she was dearly loved and admired. I know my Dad and Helen will welcome her in heaven!
Please accept my condolences. Mrs. Evans was an amazing woman and an inspiration to all of us. Betsy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.
You are all very lucky to have such an amazing person in your life for so long. Cherish all the good memories you have and keep them with you always. God bless
just wanted to say mrs evans was a sweer lady. i remember her from the jewelry store. we lived in latonia and my mother worked in the dime store. she was just as beautiful as ever.