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Opal Inkel

04/05/1930 - 09/15/2017
Service Date: 09/21/2017
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona

Opal Inkel, 87, passed away September 15, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona.

Opal was born on April 5, 1930 to Lathiat Tackett and Phenie Osborne in Melvin, Kentucky. She was one of sixteen siblings spending her days working on their family farm.

Opal became employed with Owens Corning Glass Plant where she spent Nineteen years employed in their factory in Albion, Michigan prior to relocating to Mesa, Arizona in 1974.

Opal is survived by her sisters: Janice Isaac, Lora England and brother Garland Tackett.

Her children: Leon Allen, Yvonne Allen and DuWayne Inkel.

Her grandchildren: Jessica Talley, Deborah Inkel, Stacie Inkel, Katrina Sidener and 7 Great-Grandchildren.

Opal is also further survived by many nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.

Opal loved her family and anyone who came into her home was treated as family. She would host many large dinners that served as a gathering place for all to spend time with one another. Her passion in life was bringing everyone together and never allowing them to leave her home without a full stomach.

Opal will be greatly missed by everyone but will remain in all of our hearts. She was an avid collector of angel figurines and we are all blessed that she has now become OUR angel in heaven.

Funeral services will be Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 11 AM, at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona. 


  • Aunt Opal’s family-Our love and best wishes to you always. Aunt Opal was one of the most generous individuals in our family; always there for her extended family so many times over my life. Can never repay you Aunt Opal except with our consistent love for you now and always. Thank you for wonderful memories. Wendell and Fred

  • Our deepest sympathy to Leon, Yvonne, Dwayne and families. Aunt Opal was a feisty, caring, and generous person who could always make you laugh. She always made you feel welcome and what a cook! She will forever hold a special place in my heart and she will never be forgotten. ❤️ You Aunt Opal!
    Delores and Tony

  • We send our love to all of you. I remember coming to Arizona and spending time with all of you! Aunt Opal was such a wonderful woman. I really enjoyed my last visit with her where she shared pictures and stories of our ancestors. My heart aches for all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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