Opal Doris Brimm

Opal Doris Brimm

Opal Doris Brimm, 94, of Anna, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, at 7:14 a.m. at her home in Anna surrounded by her family. 

She was born on Aug. 21, 1928, in Boyd’s Peach Orchard in Anna, the daughter of Francis and Lena Hinkle. 

She married Carl “Frog” Brimm on Feb. 23, 1945. He preceded her in death on May 17, 1990.

She attended grade school at Knupp School in Anna. She was a 1945 graduate of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. 

She started working as a child helping out in the peach orchard. She worked as a waitress at Stoner’s Restaurant in Anna. She also worked for the late Walter and Selma Cherrick at Gamm’s Shoe Store, where she fitted many children for school shoes over the years. 

She then started working for the late Robert “Bob” and Patricia Chamness at City Care Center of Anna in the laundry and remained working there even after they sold. She retired from there after putting in 20 years of service. 

She enjoyed spending time with her family. She cooked lunch every Sunday so the family could be together. She loved to bake pies and sugar cookies. People would always request her famous apple pie, raisin pie or her old-fashioned sugar cookies. 

She enjoyed embroidering quilt blocks, canning, cooking, baking and doing word search books. She was a very faithful member of Apostolic Faith Tabernacle in Jonesboro.

Opal is survived by her daughter, Mary (Greg) Plott of Anna; son-in-law Kevin Clover of Anna; grandson Kevin (Stacey) Plott of Thebes; granddaughters Amy (Eric) Jerrell of Anna and Megan (Clayton) McClellan of Pulaski; great-grandsons Tyler Jerrell and Kyle Jerrell of Anna and Brandon Plott of Thebes; and great-granddaughter Breanna Plott of Thebes. She is survived by many other family and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl “Frog” Brimm; daughter Martha Clover; her parents, grandparents, brothers and many dear friends.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, at the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle in Jonesboro, with Brother Mark Goins and Brother Lonnie Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in the Anna Cemetery in Anna. 

Friends can call from 11 a.m. until the service hour at 1 p.m. Thursday, at the church.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Apostolic Faith Tabernacle. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.

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