Opal M. Wyatt, the daughter of the late James Alt and Minnie Ethel Newell Grim, was born in Parma on June 18, 1920, and died at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau on Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at the age of 83.
Mrs. Wyatt had lived in Essex most of her life.
On Jan. 8, 1944, she was married to Charles Daniel Wyatt in Corning, Ark., and he preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1998.
Surviving are four daughters, Wanda Lee Gallamore and Doris Jean Hollis, both of Bloomfield, Shirley A. Cozart of O'Fallon, and Bonnie Jean Rodgers of Arab; granddaughter raised by Mrs. Wyatt, Polly Eaton of Essex; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Flora White, Louise Johnson and Pansy Woodruff, all of Dexter.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Johnny Grim, Earl Grim and Ernie Grim; and one sister, Eca Marie Crain.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Bro. John Armbruster of Sikeston officiating.
Interment will follow in the Essex Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.