Opal Louise Stiles of Springfield passed away June 17, 2018. She was 96. Opal was born January 11, 1922 to Curtis and Helen Frances (Hawkins) Luckey Sr. in Utica, Kansas. She was one of four children. She went through school in Arnold, Kansas and graduated in 1939. After high school Opal and her family moved to Springfield, Oregon. For 10 years Opal worked for Bell Telephone Co. as an operator and later as a dial assignment clerk. She was the cook manager at her brother’s restaurant, Luckey Woodsman. Here is where she became known for her pies. Everyone loved Opals pies and still talk about how good they were. On September 11, 1947 in Springfield, Oregon, Opal married Talmadge Stiles. They spent the next 70+ years together. Opal and Talmadge lived in Thurston, Oregon for 48 years, while in Thurston she was a member of the Thurston Christian Church and played the organ there. They then moved to Springfield and became members of the Northwood Christian Church. Opal enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing, visiting the coast, walking for exercise, reading, sewing, oil painting and canning Talmadge’s garden produce. All together she had a happy rewarding life. She is survived by her husband Talmadge and several nieces and nephews with whom they had a wonderful, loving relationship. A funeral service will be Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Visit majorfamilyfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest book. To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Opal Stiles, please visit our Tribute Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Opal Louise Stiles 2018. Major Family Funeral Home
Death notice for the town of: Springfield, state: Oregon