Opal F. Brown, 93


Opal Faye Brown, 93, of Staunton, formerly of Gillespie, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, at 3:05 p.m. at Heritage Health of Staunton.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton. Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Brown was born May 21, 1927, in Dorchester, to Harrison and Laura Elizabeth (Swank) Sawyer. She married Delbert C. Brown on June 28, 1969, in Staunton, and he preceded her in death on June 23, 2008.

She was an office manager for a doctor’s office.

Mrs. Brown is survived by her children, Bob (Gayle) Frizzo of Gillespie, Rick (Cheri) Frizzo of Raymond, Rita (Francis) Genetti of Carlinville, Vicki DeWitt of Gillespie and Jim (Marge) Brown of Edwardsville; grandchildren, Jennifer Hennek, Jeremy Frizzo, Matthew Frizzo, Lauren Barry, Mike Frizzo, Mark Frizzo, Brad Genetti, Brian Genetti and Adam Brown; 15 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Maudie Partridge and Marilyn Lee (Donald) Brown.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by grandson, Clint Stout; sisters, Edna Geraci, Lois Oehler, Hazel Bruhn, Toni Gobble, Bertha Pintar, Dorothy Mansholt and Delores Adler; and brother, Ralph Sawyer.

Memorials may be made to GUMC Work Mission Team or the United Methodist Church of Staunton.

Online condolences may be left at www.kravanyafuneral.com.


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