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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Obituary: Opal Elaine (Wood) Wert

  • Mrs. Opal Elaine (Wood) Wert, 86, of McPherson, passed away at 10:20 p.m.,  Saturday, July 7, 2012, while in the company of family members,  at McPherson Care Center, McPherson, Kansas

    Mrs. Wert was born in Grenola, Kansas, on July 19, 1925, the daughter of the late Henry Lawton and Lois  May (Crozzier) Wood.


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  • Mrs. Opal Elaine (Wood) Wert, 86, of McPherson, passed away at 10:20 p.m.,  Saturday, July 7, 2012, while in the company of family members,  at McPherson Care Center, McPherson, Kansas
    Mrs. Wert was born in Grenola, Kansas, on July 19, 1925, the daughter of the late Henry Lawton and Lois  May (Crozzier) Wood.
    Elaine attended the Cedar Vale Grade School, and graduated from Cedar Vale High School, Cedar Vale, Kansas.
    She was a former member of First Baptist Church, Cedar Vale, Kansas.
    Elaine was an assembly operator at Hesston Corporation Hesston, Kansas. Through the years Elaine was a homemaker; was a house cleaner for Dr. Hays; worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell; L.C. Adams Mercantile as a clerk; and helped managed the Coop filling station all of Cedar Vale, Kansas. She also worked  as a bookkeeper for the Sedan Coop; made mops at Zellenkoph in Wichita, Kansas; worked for Kinder Manufacturing upholstering furniture in Newton, Kansas;  and was an assembly operator for the Hesston Corporation for 13 1/2 years before retiring in 1987.
    She was a previous member of the Eastern Star of El Dorado, Kansas
    Elaine was united in marriage to Marion Hahn Wert on December 7, 1945, at Sedan, Kansas.  He died on July 23, 1989.
    Survivors include:
    Daughter(s):  (Martha) Faye (Ron) Peters of Latham, Kansas, Bobby (Dean) Jost of Minneapolis, Kansas, and Teresa (Darren) Bohanon of Wichita, Kansas.
    Son:  Marvin (Tracey) Wert of Canton, Kansas.
    Brother(s):  Wayne Wood of Coffeyville, Kansas, and Lynn (Lorene) Wood of Coffeyville, Kansas.
    Grandchildren - 11 -
    Great-Grandchildren - 20              
    Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Marion; sisters, Pauline Wood and Minerva Bever; and brothers, Delbert and Wilbur Wood.
    Friends are invited to call;   Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from  4-8 p.m. with family present from 6-8 p.m. at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas.
    Graveside service will be held at McGill Cemetery, rural Potwin, Kansas, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 12,  2012 with Montie Church officiating.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital or McPherson Care Center and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.

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