Opal Doris Brimm, age 94 of Anna, died Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 7:14 am at her home in Anna surrounded by her family. She was born August 21, 1928 in Boyd’s Peach Orchard in Anna, IL, the daughter of Francis and Lena Hinkle. She married Carl “Frog” Brimm on February 23, 1945. He preceded her in death on May 17, 1990.
She attended grade school at Knupp School in Anna. She was a 1945 graduate of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. She started working as a child helping out in the peach orchard. She worked as a waitress at Stoner’s Restaurant in Anna. She also worked for the late Walter and Selma Cherrick at Gamm’s Shoe Store where she fitted many children for school shoes over the years. She then started working for the late Robert “Bob” and Patricia Chamness at City Care Center of Anna in the laundry and remained working there even after they sold. She retired from there after putting in 20 years of service. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She cooked lunch every Sunday so the family could be together. She loved to bake pies and sugar cookies. People would always request her famous Apple Pie, Raisin Pie or her Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies. She enjoyed embroidering quilt blocks, canning cooking, baking and doing word search books. She was a very faithful member of Apostolic Faith Tabernacle in Jonesboro, IL.
Opal is survived by her daughter, Mary (Greg) Plott of Anna; son-in-law, Kevin Clover of Anna; grandson, Kevin (Stacey) Plott of Thebes; granddaughters, Amy (Eric) Jerrell of Anna and Megan (Clayton) McClellan of Pulaski; great grandsons, Tyler Jerrell and Kyle Jerrell of Anna, Brandon Plott of Thebes; great granddaughter, Breanna Plott of Thebes. She is survived by many other family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl “Frog” Brimm, daughter, Martha Clover, parents, grandparents, brothers and many dear friends.
Funeral Service for Opal will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2022 at the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle in Jonesboro with Brother Mark Goins and Brother Lonnie Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at the Anna Cemetery in Anna. Friends may call on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at the Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Memorial Contributions to be made payable to Hospice of Southern Illinois or Apostolic Faith Tabernacle. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.