Opal Cathern Beyer 86, of Baxter Springs, Kan., passed from this life on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Autumn Place in Baxter springs.
Opal was born on January 17, 1928 in Lowell, Kan., to the union of Finis T. and Amanda Cathern (Lewis) Jones. After graduating from Riverton High School, Opal was united in marriage to Harry Hooper Beyer on August 24, 1950 in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Opal worked as a secretary for the former Bain-Kingrey Agency in Baxter Springs, Kan. She was a member of the Tennessee Prairie Friends Church, where she was very active and involved until her health declined.
Opal is preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and one sister. She is survived by her husband Harry Beyer, two sons, Harry Finis Beyer (Lynda), and Randy C. Beyer (Carrie); two daughters, Diana Roe (Ken), and Alice Thompson (Larry); along with ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Tennessee Prairie Friends Church. Rev. Jim Hilderbrand and Pastor Dave Robinson will officiate. Family will receive friends from 1:00 pm, until service time at the church. Burial of ashes will follow in the Lowell Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com.
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