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Opal Mae Shoop

November 1, 1933 — January 12, 2021

Van Wert

Opal Mae Shoop, 87, of Van Wert, a beautiful person inside and out, passed away at 7:30 PM on January 12, 2021 at Meadows of Delphos.

Born on November 1, 1933, in Ironton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Fred and Stella (Kelly) Sheets. She married John Shoop, who survives. Together, they shared many years of memories.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, John, are her children; Tim (Regina) Sellars of Forest, Ohio, John (Darlene) Sellars of Lakeland, Florida, Sherry (Tom) Hughes of Van Wert, and Lisa (Jake) Trisel of Van Wert; her grandchildren, Frank Sellars, Mike Sellars, Petra Sellars, Laura Kincade, Samantha Turnwald, Andy Detwiler, Abbey Caballero, Alex Unterbrink, Jennifer Blakely, Jon Trisel and Jennifer Clevenger; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Gary Sheets; and a sister, Thelma Lafferty.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Sellars; brothers, Terry Sheets, Glen Sheets, Freddy Sheets, and Ed Sheets; and sisters, Rose Kin, and Helen Miller.

Due to COVID-19 there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Opal`s memory may be directed to the Van Wert County Council on Aging

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.
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