Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Opal R. (Adams) Whatman

Opal R. Workman Whatman, age 86, of 225 Pleasant Street, Bellevue, and formerly of Shelby, died Monday morning, August 28, 1995, at the home of her daughter, Kathleen Tallman, in Shiloh, after a long illness.

She was born July 24, 1909 in Shelby, the daughter of James and Leottie (Copeland) Adams.

Mrs. Whatman was employed for 25 years as the bookkeeper for the Shelby Mutual Insurance Agency. She was a former member of the First English Lutheran Church in Mansfield. She was a member of the Four County Young At Heart Senior Citizens of Bellevue, and A.A.R.P. Mrs. Whatman spent many years in Florida, and while she was there , she was a volunteer counselor for the Ostomy Association. She was a 1927 graduate of Shelby High School.

Mrs. Whatman is survived by 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Ethel and Eugene John Foti of Bellevue, Ohio; Bernadine “Bunny” and William Simpson of Plymouth, Ohio; and Kathleen and Richard Tallman of Shiloh, Ohio; 6 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; 1 sister, Leona Guerin of Port Charlotte, Florida; 2 brothers, George Lynch of Punta Gorda Isles, Florida and Walter Lynch of Citrus Heights, California.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Floyd Workman in 1940, her second husband, John Whatman in 1983, a brother, Milton Lynch, and by 3 sisters, Clara Miller, Dawn Dick, and Mabel Smith.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Diana Friend, Pastor of Mount Hope Lutheran Church in Shiloh, officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby.

Memorial expressions may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association Hospice, and left in care of the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby.

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