Opal Lorraine Ent

Opal Lorraine Ent, 84, of Brookville, died Friday, March 6, 2015, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

Born March 1, 1931, in Pansy, Opal was a daughter of the late George and Orpha Hetrick Edwards. She married Ramsey J. Ent on Jan. 22, 1949. He preceded her in death Aug. 31, 2011.

Opal was a homemaker, loving wife, caring mother and a strong pillar of inspiration to her family. She loved reading books, discussing history and world events and visiting with family and friends. Opal was a devout Christian who openly shared her faith, values and genuine kindness. She was a strong advocate for the rights of unborn children as well as a strong supporter to many other Christian ministries. Opal also worked for a period of time as a care provider at a local nursing home and served as a volunteer librarian assistant.

Surviving are her daughter, Julie Rogers (Bill) of Knox; two sons, Steven Ent (Carol) of Brookville and John Ent (Kimberly) of Loudoun County, Va.; two sisters, Mary Fitzsimmons of Brookville and Louise Sushereba of North Carolina; and five grandchildren.

Opal was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde “Sonny” Edwards.

Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2015, at the McKinney Funeral Home, Main Street, Brookville. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Guy Felmlee of Center Hill Community Church, Knoxdale, officiating. Burial will be at Lakelawn Memorial Park, Reynoldsville.

Memorial donations may be made to the Rebecca M. Arthurs Library, 223 Valley St., Brookville PA 15825 or The Gideons Int’l, PO Box 134, Clarion, PA 16214.

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