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Opal Miller Jones 1928 - 2021
Opal M. Miller Jones

Opal M. Miller Jones, 92, passed away Jan. 15, 2021, at Hays Medical Center, Hays. She was born Nov. 28, 1928, in Rush County, to Julius and Amelia (Georg) Muth. Opal married Merle H. Miller Jan. 19, 1950, in Great Bend. Merle died Feb. 25, 1992. She later married Dale W. Jones, April 28, 1994, in Las Vegas. Dale died Sept. 19, 2008.

Opal, a lifetime resident of Great Bend, was a homemaker, and for many years worked part time at Dillon’s. She was  well known for her cake decorating business, which she enjoyed from 1971 to 2010. Opal was a member of First United Methodist Church, Eagle’s Auxiliary, VFW Post 3111 Auxiliary and American Legion Argonne Post 180 Auxiliary. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. She also liked  KU basketball, casinos, bowling, and Bingo. She loved to dance. She will be lovingly remembered by her family for her never ending generosity, her caring heart, and her sense of humor.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Wharton and husband Nelson of Great Bend and Angela Miller and husband Gregg of Alexandria, Va.; two grandsons, Spencer Wharton and wife Jill of Great Bend and Mathew Wharton and wife Laura of Great Bend; and four great grandsons, Jacob, Jaret, Brady and Grant. She was preceded in passing by three sisters, Betty Kramer, Norma Gulledge and Nadine Clark.

Celebration of Life Services will be held from 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 22, 2021, at the VFW Post #3111, 504 Washington St., Great Bend. Inurnment will be in Great Bend Cemetery at 10 a.m., Monday, May 24, 2021, with Reverend Morita Truman presiding. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church or Golden Belt Humane Society, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS  67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 16, 2021