February 21, 1934 - November 21, 2020
Opal Mae (Smith) Sears was born on February 21st, 1934 in Corbin Kentucky. She went home to be with the Lord on November 21st, 2020. She was a Nurse retired from Bethesda North Hospital and a member of the Monterey Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Edward Sears, her son Stephen Ray Sears, her parents Steely Smith and Lora Smith and 4 siblings. Opal is survived by 3 children Teresa Witt, Bruce Sears (Kim) and Kimberly Sears, a daughter in law, Carrie Jackson Sears, 17 Grandchildren, 21 -Great-Grandchildren and 7 Great-Great-Grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous beloved nieces, nephews and a host of other family members and friends. Opal, commonly known as Granny, loved to play the piano and sing, bowl, cook, take care of everyone and spend time with her family. She loved the Kentucky Wildcats and would never miss watching them on TV. She was greatly loved and will be missed by all. Visitation will be held at Monterey Baptist Church, 5345 Hutchinson Road Batavia, OH 45103, on Friday, November 27th from 12:30 PM until time of funeral services beginning at 1:30 PM. Burial will follow at Graceland Memorial Gardens. Family asks that all who attend to wear a face covering and to social distance.