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Opal Francis Yockey

February 4, 1947 — October 6, 2022

Dedicated and Loving Wife and Mother. It is with deep sadness, we announce the passing of Opal Francis Yockey, 75. She passed away quietly at home October 6, 2022, surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, from 9am-8pm with family greeting guests from 6-8pm at Dighton Marler Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 2:00pm at Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry, Oklahoma. Dighton Marler Funeral Home of Perry is entrusted with arrangements.

Opal was born February 4, 1947, in Perry, Oklahoma. She is the youngest of three daughters of Byron and Mary Bartow.

Opal was born and raised in Perry and graduated from Perry High School in 1965. Her mother Mary took her to Enid for twirling lessons, Ponca City for violin lessons and piano lessons in Perry. She was a talented musician playing the piano, violin, clarinet, and bass clarinet. She and her sisters performed many times in recitals and for area organizations during the 1950-60’s, known as the “Bartow Sisters.” She was a twirler and a member of the Perry High school band. After she graduated, she attended college at Central State University in Edmond from 1965-1966.

Opal started dating Clem Yockey her junior year in high school. She married her high school sweetheart July 9, 1966. They soon bought the property they currently still reside in on the east side of Perry. She and her husband have been self-employed their entire lives always working as a team and owned many businesses including Marland Hardware (1969-1973), C&O Service (1973-1976), Trackside Refrigeration (1976-1980), Shepard’s C&C Ice Co. (1980-1998), and Sooners Corner truck stop (1989-2016).

Opal and Clem have two children, Clem and Kelley and two grandchildren, Chalyn and Jared. Her hobbies were attending her children’s and grand children’s activities, her home, traveling, and cleaning up the messes and mistakes made by her husband. She made sure everything had its place. She was also a member of Perry United Methodist church.

She is survived by her husband Clem Yockey of the home; her daughter Kelley Yockey, of Owasso Oklahoma, and her two grandchildren, Chalyn and Jared Head of Owasso, Oklahoma; along with her sisters, Iva Roth and Arlean Jones and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, Clemmit Aron, and her parents.

Opal believed in God and Jesus Christ. She made her family better with her love, devotion, and kindness.

Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.dightonmarler.com.


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

9:00am - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Dighton-Marler Funeral Home - Chapel

203 Fir Street, Perry, OK 73077

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Visitation- with Family

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Dighton-Marler Funeral Home - Chapel

203 Fir Street, Perry, OK 73077

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Graveside Services

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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