Opal June Bowen, 72, passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 10:45 A.M. at her home in Herrin.
Opal was born June 6, 1936 in Herrin the daughter of Albert & Dorothy (Reams) Caraker.
She was a member of West Monroe Apostolic Church in Herrin and she had worked at various restaurants as a waitress and cook.
Opal is survived by:
Friend Basil Bowen of Herrin
Daughter Cheryl & John DeNosky of Royalton
Daughter June & Ray Humphrey of Ocala, Florida
Daughter Marilyn & Aaron Richardson of Colp
Son Martin & Christy Bowen of Carterville
Son Albert & Marita Bowen of Herrin
Daughter Tracie & Brendon Gibson of St. Louis
Daughter Stephanie Bowen of Johnston City
Son Stephen & Amanda Bowen of West Frankfort
Five Great Grandchildren
John Caraker of Sparta
Thomas & Linda Caraker of Herrin
Aunt Jessie Pearce of Herrin
Several nieces and nephews
Preceded by Parents and infant Son Martin Bowen
Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Terry Griffith officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at the funeral home.
For those who prefer memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home, 201 S. 13th Street, Herrin, IL 62948.