Mary  Opitz


Mary I. Opitz, 87, of Sandy Lake, passed away on Saturday (June 8, 2019) at the Countryside Nursing Home in Mercer.
Mary was born on April 24, 1932, in
Kyger, W.Va., to Orus Brown Hersman and Marjorie Blanche Carpenter Hersman.
She was a 1950 graduate of Sandy Lake High School and went on to work at Polk Center as a dietary technician.
Mary was a member of the New Lebanon Community Church.
She enjoyed traveling, especially to visit West Virginia. She also enjoyed reading and family get-togethers and picnics.
Mary married her husband, Robert N. Opitz on June 2, 1950, recently celebrating 69 years of marriage. Robert survives at home.
In addition to her husband, Mary is survived by: her sons, Robert M. (Jacki) Opitz of Stoneboro, and David A. (Patti) Opitz of Sandy Lake; daughters Carol Myhand of Bishopville, S.C., and Cheri Opitz of Sandy Lake; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mildred Custard.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by: a great-grandson; sister-in-law, Betty Brady; and brother-in-law, Dale Opitz.

Mary I., 87, of Sandy Lake.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday (6-13-19) at BLACK FUNERAL HOME OF STONEBORO, 99 Franklin St. A brief time of prayer will take place at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
Interment: New Lebanon Cemetery.
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Berdella and Donald Wimer
Jun 11, 2019
Sending our thoughts and prayers at this time of your loss.
Milly Custard
Jun 11, 2019
To all my nieces and nephews, this is a sad time for you, but rejoice in the years you had her in your life. Know that I love you all.
Aunt Milly