Oparee E. Towne (Ward)

Burial Date:

July 3, 2017

Birth & Death Date:

May 22, 1926 - June 28, 2017

Funeral Home:

Hempel Funeral Home (Directions)


Ridge Hill Memorial Park - Graveside Service (Directions)

Oparee E. Towne (nee Ward), 91, of Amherst, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at her home. She was born May 22, 1926 in Pensacola, Florida. Oparee had made her home in Amherst for over 70 years.

Her primary focus in life was that of a homemaker. Oparee was a member of the Elyria Eastern Star Commandery. She loved going to garage sales with her best friend Mabel. Oparee enjoyed tending to her flower gardens. She cherished her pet Dachshund and cats.

Survivors include her daughter, Allyson Towne of Amherst and her cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmas Towne in 1993; son, Mark Towne; daughter, Alinda Hand (Towne); two brothers; one sister and her parents, Clistine and Bertha Ward (nee Beck).

Friends may call Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 5 to 7 P.M., at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Graveside services will be held Monday, July 3, 2017 at 9 A.M., at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, 44805 N. Ridge Road, Amherst.

For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home's website to share a memory and sign the guest register, at www.hempelfuneralhome.com

Burial Location

Section: - U - Lot Number: 14 Space: 1


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