Opal Spence Wetzel Obit 3
OPAL SPENCE WETZEL, 94, formerly formerly of 84 Ober Road, Indiana, died Saturday, Saturday, Oct. 23,1993, at Scenery Hill Manor, Indiana. A daughter of Richard G. and Marie Antoinette Hunter Spence, she was born Dec. 10,1898, in Fertle, Minn. Mrs. Wetzel was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Indiana, UCT, Indiana Hospital Alumni Association, Indiana Indiana Hospital Auxiliary, and Marion Center Grange. She was a graduate of the Indiana Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1922, and was the oldest living graduate of the school. She was well-known as a private duty nurse and was also a teacher, having taught at the Creps, Ferguson and McHenry McHenry schools. Surviving are two daughters and four sons: Mrs. Elbridge (Opal Mary) Stockwell, Stockwell, Cherry Hill, N.J.; Mrs. Sherman (Elaine) Good, Indiana; Perry, Fredonia; Fredonia; Richard S., Hudson, Wis.; Dr. Paul, Erie; Gerald, Butler; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Sherman Wetzel, in 1955; a son, William Dwight in 1928; a daughter, Margaret Eleanor in 1929; an uncle and aunt, Hewitt and Minnie Short, who raised her; three brothers: Chester, Lawrence V. and Clarence Spence; two half brothers: Arthur and Lloyd Spence. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana; also Tuesday from 10-11 a.m., the time of services, in the Calvary Presbyterian Church, Indiana. Indiana. Dr. Richard Adams and Rev. Vince Stratton will officiate with interment in Marion Center Memorial Cemetery.