SEMPLE, Opal (Hamlin)

SEMPLE, Opal (Hamlin,) 99, of St. Clairsville, OH, formerly of Glen Dale, WV, died Friday, October 5, 2012 at Belmont Manor, St. Clairsville, OH.

She was born April 4, 1913 in New London, CT, a daughter of the late Sherman D. and Alice L. (Crocker) Hamlin.

She was a member of the First Christian Church, Martins Ferry, Order of the Eastern Star, West Liberty, WV, a charter member of the Green Acre Homemaker Club, and the Hobbytoppers, Glen Dale, WV.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Semple, Sr., three brothers, Herbert, Charles and Ralph Hamlin, four sisters, Gladys McCollough, Barbara Kneisel, Martha Harward and Vida, a son-in-law, Duane Wise, and three grandchildren; Debbie, Scott and Andrew Semple.

Surviving are a son, Charles L. (Dixie) Semple, Jr of Moundsville, OH, two daughters, Sandra (George) Weaver of Sherrard, WV and Opal Jane Wise of Price, UT, two brothers Robert Hamlin of Cincinnati, OH and Frank Hamlin of FL., three sisters, Betty Hamlin, Marian Brown, and Phyllis Obryan all of Cincinnati, OH, 11 grandchildren; Andrea Swanson, Dane and Matt Wise, Chuck, Joe, Amanda, and Angela Semple, Tracie, Fred and David Weaver, and Carol Burge, 11 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry, OH, where services will be held Friday, October 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. with Minister Rod Kasler officiating. Burial follows in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 710 S. Zane Hwy., Martins Ferry, OH 43935 or Primary Children’s Medical Center, P.O. Box 58249, Salt Lake City, UT 84158-0249.

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