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Mary E. Griffitt Opfer

Friday, October 7, 2005

Mary E. Griffitt Opfer, 86, of Higginsville, formerly of Marshall, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. William W. Harlow will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or Corder Calvary Cemetery.

Born Nov. 28, 1918, in Fairville, she was the daughter of the late George T. Dollard and Flora Cromley Dollard. On June 30, 1934, in Sedalia, she married George E. Griffitt who preceded her in death in 1964. On Dec. 7, 1968, she married Herman Opfer. She had lived in Saline County her entire life, living in Higginsville the past three years. She worked at International Shoe Company for 25 years and 18 years with the Foster Grandparent Program. She was a former member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church and was currently a member of Corder United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one son, James Edward Griffitt of Warsaw; one daughter, Mary Ellen Hitt of Higginsville; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a brother, William T. Dollard of Stockton, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine L. Martin.