Bessie Opal Burnem

Bessie Opal Burnem, 81, of Sandyville passed away at home, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Fay Burnem; her sister, Pauline Fisher; and her son, Ronald Lee Burnem. Left to pass down her memories are sons, Charlie Avis Burnem of Sandyville, Bobby Dale Burnem of Ravenswood, and Carl Ray Burnem of Sandyville; and daughters, Goldie Ann Starcher of Sandyville, Kathy Elaine Greathouse of Portland Ohio, and Barbara Jean Reel of Reedsville, Ohio. Her lineage lives on in seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, all of whom she dearly treasured.

Opal will be remembered fondly at a service to be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Waybright Funeral Home in Ripley, W.Va. Friends may gather with the family two hours prior to the service. The burial will follow at Independence Cemetery in Sandyville.

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