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Opal L. Wilson

June 8, 1952 — September 23, 2019

Graveside service for Opal Lorraine Wilson will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 27, 2019 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore. Opal passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019. She was 67.

Born June 8, 1952 in Kearney, Nebraska, to Floyd and Iola (McGinnis) Kersting, Opal attended schools in Kearney, Nebraska. She later married Kenneth Wilson and the couple lived in Collinsville for a time, returning to Nebraska before moving back to Oklahoma. Claremore became home for Opal in 1994. She worked as a nurse’s aide and med aid for most of her career.

Opal's most important role was being a mother and later grandmother. She treasured her family and enjoyed time spent with them. She collected Elvis memorabilia and loved watching Gun Smoke.

Those family members that survive include her significant other Mike Hiser; her children Sheila Taylor and husband Wally, Michelle Wilson and husband Jerry, Christina Mitchell and husband Tolly, and Kenny Wilson and wife Jacki; her grandchildren Brian Taylor and wife Victoria, Brandon Taylor, Courtney Mitchell, Emily Mitchell, Gage Wilson, Kenly Wilson, and Alexis Charlton; her great-grandchildren Blaze Taylor and Raven Taylor; three brothers and six sisters; and many other family members.

Opal was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Iola Kersting; her husband Kenneth Wilson; brothers Bernard and Buddy; sisters Joann, Kathy and LaDonna, stepson Micheal Wilson and her best friend/sister Holly Gustafson.
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