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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Opal Mae Hatzfeld

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  • Opal Mae Hatzfeld, 89, Anderson, was called to her heavenly home on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Golden Living Center, Anderson.
    Opal was born on May 4, 1923, in Anderson, daughter of the late Charles and Stella (Ledford) Litchfield. She had lived all of her in Anderson.
    Opal married the love of her life, Carol Lee Hatzfeld on Jan. 29, 1944, at Bentonville, Ark., and to this union two daughters were born.
    She was a homemaker and dedicated her life to raising and caring for her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, making dolls and canning vegetables from her garden. Opal was a member of the First Baptist Church in Anderson.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carol Lee Hatzfeld on May 9, 1995; a son-in-law, Wendell Londagin; five brothers, Charles Albert Litchfield, Billy Gene Litchfield, Bobbie Litchfield, Dean Litchfield and Archie Litchfield; two sisters, Naomi O'Neal and Rosa Lee Stewart; two great granddaughters, Kennedy Craig and Allison Lett.
    Opal is survived by her two daughters, Carolyn Sue Mann and husband, Jerry, Anderson, and Sally Londagin, Neosho; three sisters-in-law, Mary Litchfield, Anderson, Eva Hatzfeld, Southwest City, and Frieda Gerner, Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Wellesley, Crystal Woodward, Tracy Lett, Sarah Craig, Brent Londagin, April Ledford, Raymond Londagin and Ruby Shaffer; 30 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other family and friends who will deeply miss Opal's kind and gentle spirit.
    Funeral services for Opal Hatzfeld will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Home, with Rev. John Potter officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Anderson Cemetery, Anderson. Those honoring Opal's life by serving as pallbearers are Steve Wellesley, Rick Craig, Tim Woodward, Dustin Ledford, Brad Lett, Raymond Londagin and Jake Shaffer.
    Visitation will be held on Monday at the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes from 6 until 8 p.m. The family will receive friends at this time. Memorial contributions in loving memory of Opal may be given to the Helping Hands of the Anderson First Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.
    On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home’s website www.ozarkfuneralhome.com.    
    Funeral services are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson.

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