Opal Marie Rohrer


    Opal Marie Rohrer (nee Walton) of Bourbon, Missouri was born in Leasburg, Missouri on Saturday, October 19, 1918 to Lewis and Lucy Martha Land Walton and passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the age of 100 years, 3 months and 13 days.


    Opal was christened Presbyterian, later became a Baptist, but most of her church service was as a Methodist.  
    She met Fred Rohrer of Bourbon, the son of Jake and Elizabeth Rohrer and they were married on November 19, 1939. They had nearly 50 years of marriage together before Fred passed away.
    Both Opal and Fred were teachers and partners in several local businesses.
    Opal was always deeply religious believing in prayer, patience and perseverance.
    Opal was a member of the Methodist church for 60 years. Over the years she held many offices and did much church work. She was on the Pastoral Committee for nearly 20 years. She was a youth leader and president of the women’s group. Opal was instrumental in organizing a World Day of Prayer and through her efforts as many as 10 churches took part. For years she had charge of serving the funeral dinners for bereaved families. She was a teacher, Cub Scout leader, Sunday school teacher and enjoyed playing bridge and pinochle.
    Opal was an interesting person, always full of ideas and enthusiasm, ready to take on anything she believed to be a Christian service. You might remember Opal as the lady you would meet on the street or receive a card with a $2 bill or the balloon lady/grandma.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Lucy Walton; husband, Fred Rohrer; son Roger D. Rohrer; and sister, Virginia Mathis.
    She is survived by her sons, Richard (Bertie) Rohrer of Venice, Florida, and Robert (Francie) Rohrer of Bourbon, Missouri; daughter-in-law Karen Rohrer of Bourbon, Missouri;  grandchildren Steven, Mark, Todd, Angie, Michelle, Brian, Tonya, James, and Melanie; 17 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 9-11 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church, Bourbon, Missouri.
    Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church, Bourbon, Missouri with Rev. Dr. Richard W. Rohrer officiating.
    Burial was at the Bourbon Cemetery.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.