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Opal Gillen

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Oct. 26, 1915-March 10, 2005

Opal Pearl Gillen, 89, died Thursday (March 10, 2005) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.

She was born Oct. 26, 1915, in Edgar to George and Margaret Seals. She was raised in the area and graduated in 1933 from Havana High School. She went to teachers college in Lincoln and taught for two years.

She married Lloyd Gillen August 3, 1936, in Indianola. They lived in McCook all their married lives. He died in 1986. She worked at Komac Paint for 19 years.

She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd in 1986; a brother, Archie; and three sisters, Leota, Georgia and Dorothy.

She is survived by two children, Roger C. Gillen and wife, Cynthia of Littleton, Colo.; a daughter Marilyn K. Haith and special friend, Ronald Ruhe of Grand Island; a brother, Alfred Seals and wife, Wanda of McCook; a sister, Bonnie Davis and husband, Earl of Pendleton, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial was today at 10 a.m. at St. Pat's Catholic Church with the Rev. Gary Brethour officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials are being accepted in her name.

Friends or family may send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.