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Friday, July 28, 2017

Obituary: Opal Marie Cromer

Opal Marie Cromer
Opal Marie Cromer, 77, of Baldwin City passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Baldwin City.
She was born March 1, 1940 in Allen County Kansas the daughter of Roy Fultz and Ila (Broughton) Fultz. Opal was raised in Quenemo, KS and attended Quenemo rural schools and graduated from Quenemo High School in 1958.   After growing up in Quenemo, Opal moved to Topeka, and later to Edgerton and to Baldwin City in 1972.
She was employed at Baker University in the Maintenance Department for 32 years, retiring in 2004
Opal was a Brownie leader for the young girls when living in Edgerton, KS. She also coached girls youth T-ball and softball in Baldwin when the family maintained the city ball fields. She was always very supportive of all her children’s athletics and school events. Opal took a great deal of pride in her plants, flowers and yard work. Most of all Opal loved to spend time with her grandchildren. Her family was her greatest treasure and love.
She was an active member of Ives Chapel United Methodist Church and Lighthouse Baptist Church, both of Baldwin. She was a Sunday school teacher for many years at Ives Chapel and was always very active in both churches. She would find some quiet time in which she enjoyed reading spiritual literature and the bible. Her family will remember two important things about their beloved Opal. She loved ice cream and she was gifted with unconditional love.
Opal was united in marriage to Herb Cromer on May 25, 1961 in Eldorado, KS. They shared over 40 years of marriage until Herb’s death on March 4, 2002.
Opal is preceded in death by her mother and father, husband Herb Cromer and two sisters, Mary Goodon and Lavon Nabors.
Survivors include one daughter, Diane Greenway of Anderson, SC; two sons, Wesley Cromer of Olathe, KS and Stanley Cromer of Baldwin City, KS; one sister, Ginger Murphy of Clearwater, KS; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren that all brought great joy to Opal. Opal is also survived by her extended family members, Diane Jones and Kim Baldwin.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday July 29, 2017 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, Baldwin City.  Interment will follow at Oakwood, Baldwin City, KS.  The Cromer family will receive friends from 9:30a.m.to 11:00a.m., Saturday, prior to the service at the church.   In lieu of flowers Opal requested memorial contributions be made to Lighthouse Baptist Church and sent c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.

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