Opal Arlene Ledbetter was born on November 5, 1918 the daughter of William David Ledbetter and Alice Malinda (Ledgerwood) Ledbetter. She passed away January 15, 2015 at Jordan Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, MO at the age of 96.
Visitation will be Monday, January 19, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, MO.
Funeral services will be Monday, January 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, MO.
Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Birch Tree, MO.
She was united in marriage to George W. Jackson on July 1, 1944 at Las Cruces, NM. She later married Victor W. Kilcrease on April 17, 1958 at Las Vegas, NV, he preceded her in death on July 16, 1975. On April 28, 1986 Opal was united in marriage to Herbert Lyman Ledbetter at Princeton, TX; he preceded her in death on August 11, 1990.
Opal was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters Elsie Mae, Altha, and Ossie; and two brothers Lee Ledbetter and infant brother Alva Ledbetter.
She is survived by one son George Lee Kilcrease and wife Lorrie of Springfield, MO; one grandson Brandon Kilcrease; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other family and friends.
Opal was a Social Worker for the State of Missouri and retired in the late 1960s. After retirement, she attended Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, MO where she obtained her graduate degree in Sociology and Psychology. Opal enjoyed crocheting, tending to her plants, bird watching and fishing. Opal was a member of the New Life Church in Springfield, MO.