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Opal Bell Turpin

Monday, December 12, 2011

Opal Bell Turpin, 89, of Bloomfield, passed away at 6:40 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 12 at Meadowood Health Pavilion in Bloomington.

Born Sept. 12, 1922 in Mudcamp, Ky., she was the daughter of Virgil and Clara (Vibbert) Farlee.

She retired from RCA as a group leader after 41 years of service and was a member of Cincinnati Christian Church.

Opal's greatest passions were being obedient to God and the well being of her family. She was known for her cheerful personality and quick wit. She was blessed with an abundance of friends from her years at RCA, the Eastern Greene community, and her church. Opal has a small but close-knit family who loved her very much and will miss her greatly.

Surviving relatives include: her son, Randy Turpin (Carolyn) of Springville; one daughter, Rea Dawn James (Bob) of Bloomfield; one granddaughter, Stephanie Turpin; four step-grandchildren, Eric James (Michelle), Brian James (Monica), Robert James (Geri), and Paul James.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Babe" Turpin Jr. on May 19, 1987, three brothers, Avery, John Will and Fred Farlee and her parents.

Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 16 at Cincinnati Christian Church, with the Rev. Tony Stinson, the Rev. Glen Stidd, and the Rev. Henry Mann Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Newark cemetery in rural Solsberry.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, and one hour prior to service Friday at Cincinnati Christian Church.

Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.

The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to the Cincinnati Christian Church.

Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com .