Mrs. Opal Genevieve Benson Okerwall, 90, unexpectedly passed into the next life at 5:30am, Tuesday, February 19, 2013, in Warren Manor. She was born March 21, 1922 in Sheffield to the late Charles and Elvina Anderson Benson.
Opal, formerly of 107 Church St., was a lifelong Sheffield resident and a lifetime member of Bethany Lutheran Church. She was employed and retired from the Sheffield Water Company.
She is survived by a sister, Winifred Benson, Sheffield; a brotherinlaw Gerald Newbuurg, Bradford; 15 nieces and nephews; 40 great nieces and nephews; and 14 great, great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Opal was preceded in death by her husband Walter Okerwall on June 9, 2011, whom she married on July 7, 1967 in Bethany Lutheran Church, Sheffield; four sisters Josephine Henry, Martha Calvert, Magdalene Eklund, and Marilyn Newburg.
A 1:00pm funeral service will be held Friday, February 22, 2013, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Sheffield officiated by Rev. David Blank. Friends will be received 12pm to 1:00pm at Bethany before the service and burial will follow in Sheffield Cemetery.
Opal is now home with her heavenly Father and loving husband Walter that she loved so dearly.
Memorial donations may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church.