Opal LaVonne (Pence) Cook

Opal LaVonne (Pence) Cook, 94, of Perrysburg, returned to her Lord November 13, 2017, in Perrysburg. Opal was born January 8, 1923, in Plymouth County, Iowa, to Walter Olie and Wanda (Perry) Pence. She graduated from High School in Long Beach, California. Opal lived the majority of her adult life in Racine, Wisconsin. Opal was married three separate times: to Leonard Cummings; to Ray Hammes, and to Richard Cook, all of whom preceded her in death. Opal enjoyed ballroom dancing and made sure to go at least five times a week (twice on Sundays!), and enjoyed going on cruises. Opal is survived by her son, Donald Lee (Glenda) Cummings and their children; Donna (Eric) Fisher and their children Matthew and Jessica; Carmen (Mike Martucci) Cummings, and Donald (Maria) Cummings and their daughter Chelsea. She also is survived by her son, Leonard Francis Cummings, Jr. and his children Gretchen and Lisa. Opal was preceded in death by her son, Michael Bruce Cummings, in 2000 but is survived by his children, Angie, Michael Jr., and Brian. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Walter Hammes, who was murdered in 2004. Additional survivors also include her sisters, Constance (Harry) Kouris and Maribel Smith and her brother, Gary (Fran) Pence. Opal was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Phyllis. Also surviving is her cousin, Sally Kimball, her stepgrandchildren, Richard and Robbie Myhre. Per Opal’s wishes, the services will be private. Those wishing to leave a memorial contribution may do so to the First Baptist Church, 590 West South Boundary, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. Online condolences may be expressed at witzlershank.com

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