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Opal J. Minich, 74, of Carlisle, beloved wife and mother, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2010, in Carlisle Regional Medical Center. She was born on Friday, June 26, 1936, in Carlisle, a daughter of the late John and Varie (Mountz) Gayman.

Opal was a member of Big Spring Heights Church of God in Newville. She was a loving homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her home and family. Opal also enjoyed playing the piano and organ, gospel music, church activities and the little things in life. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 53 years, Richard B. Minich, a daughter, Sharon L. (and her husband, Roger) Fry of Camp Hill, a son, Rickey L. (and his wife, Jody Sharek) Minich of Carlisle, five sisters; Lois Wickard of Carlisle, Faye Gushanas of Harrisburg, Gladys Stitzel of Carlisle, Gail King of Hagerstown and Lisa Hollenbaugh of Newville, three grandchildren; Ashley Fry, Jaime Fry and Kelsi Minich and many nieces and nephews. Opal was preceded in death by one son, David B. Minich.

Memorial services to celebrate Opal’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 5, 2010, in the Big Spring Heights Church of God, 10 Mt. Rock Rd., Newville, with Pastors Jesse Duncan and Tim Redmond officiating. Private burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of the services at the church and immediately following the services in the church social hall for a time of fellowship. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions in Opal’s name may be made to Big Spring Heights Church of God, 10 Mt. Rock Rd., Newville, PA 17241.

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I remember the fun we had growing up when Opal would babysit my brother and me on Spring Road. All the kids in the neigborhood enjoyed the fun we had with the games we all played. Opal was a loving and caring person. She will be missed but she is no longer suffering. Opal is at peace.
Dick and Family:
Don and I want to express our deepest sympathy in the passing of Opal.  I know she will be missed by all of you.

Pat and Don Fry
So sorry for your loss and the family's loss.  She was a great neighbor when we were growing up.

Janice Failor{scott}

 Dear Sharon: 
 Very sorry to hear of your mother's passing.  There is no substitute for the bond between mother and daughter. She sounded like a very caring individual.  Take comfort in the warm memories and know she is at peace with the Lord.  My thoughts are with you and Tim at this time.

Missy Berrell (NAVSISA)
Sharon & family, I am so sorry to learn of your mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kay (Keck), Mike & Michael Miller
Dear Dick and Family,
Heather Diehl and I would like to offer our condolences on Opal's passing. You may not remember me but I was Steven Diehl's first wife. I often thought about you over the years especially when baking apple pies. I will always remember that Opal made the best apple pie I ever ate.
I know that you all have a Great peace knowing that she went home to be with the Lord.
Sharon Martzall
Dick and family-

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, during this difficult time. She will be missed dearly and we will always remember the memories of Opal and Dick.

Heather, Brandi, Hajiba
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Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.
Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
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Steven A. Ewing, FD, Supervisor, Owner
William M. Ewing, FD
(1926 ~ 2009)
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(1926 ~ 2009)
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(1892 ~ 1988)
William J. Ewing, FD
(1898 ~ 1934)
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(1866 ~ 1924)
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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