LAKE ST. LOUIS -- Opal Fleming Greer, 95, formerly of Sikeston, died Sept. 29, 2008, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis.
Born March 12, 1913, in East Prairie, to the late Arch and Rhoda Gore Fleming, she and her husband were involved in farming in Mississippi County for many years before moving to Sikeston, where she worked for Knights Dept. Stores in Sikeston, New Madrid and Charleston. In 1999, she moved to Lake Saint Louis, transferring her church membership from First Baptist in Sikeston to Lake Saint Louis where she was an active member of the Senior Crew and Sunshine Girls. She was a former member of the Rebekkah Lodge in Sikeston.
On Dec. 23, 1933 she married James Everett Greer who preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1992.
Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Ron Knight of Lake Saint Louis; one daughter-in-law, Carol Greer of Mossville, Ill.; six grandchildren, Susan Wells of Crystal Lakes, Ill., Laura Greer of Peoria, Ill., Elizabeth (Dave) Hunt of Bloomington, Ill., James Michael (Amy) Greer of Chillicothe, Ill., Kevin Martin "Marty" Knight of Creve Coeur, and Scott Anthony "Tony" Knight of Lake St. Louis; and five great grandchildren, Tyler and Lillyanna Hunt of Bloomington and Reid, Rianna, and Katie Greer of Chillicothe, Ill.; and one sister-in-law, Grace Fleming of Morton, Ill.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by: one son, James Martin Greer; two brothers, J.D. "Jake" Fleming and Art Fleming; and one sister, Ruth Edwards.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Thursday until the funeral hour at 11 a.m. at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. Dr. Steve Easterwood, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.