The Times West Virginian


May 21, 2013

Ophia Kane

Ophia Kane, 100, of Morgantown, passed from this life Monday (May 20, 2013) in the home of her daughter after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Hopper, Ark., on Oct. 1, 1912, a daughter of the late Robert B. and Ella Mae Tweedle Hopper. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Ophia was a nurse and in her years after retiring from the hospital, served in the private duty sector. She did not retire until the age of 75. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She enjoyed flower gardening, crochet work and watching baseball.

Mrs. Kane is survived by her daughter and primary caregiver, Betty Sue Thrush and her husband Kent, with whom she made her home for more than eight years; four grandchildren, J. Bryan Williamson of Shinnston, G. Erik Williamson of Lawton, Okla., Paula L. Williamson of Maryland, and Jennifer Lively of Hot Springs, Ark.; and two great-grandchildren, Brianna N. Williamson and Skyler Fowler.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of seven years, Doyle Kane, in 1957; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Larry Paul Gladden, and Jerry Kenneth and Patricia Gladden; two brothers, Quinton and Myron Hopper; and two sisters, Mamie Hinman and Verna Gladden.

Friends may call at Frey Home For Funerals (Historic Chapel), 320 Madison St., Fairmont, from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday. She will lie in repose at Oakwood Road Church of Christ from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Services will be held in the church at 1 p.m. with Evangelist Brent Gallagher officiating. Interment will follow at Broad Run Cemetery at Jane Lew.

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