Opal Regina Ader

October 9, 1928 ~ March 7, 2019 (age 90)


Opal Regina (Jean) Ader, 90 of Greencastle, went to be with the Lord Thursday March 7th, 2019.

She was born October 9th, 1928 in Indianapolis to the late Attilio and Gladys (Smyser) Benassi.

She graduated from Belle Union High School in 1947. She married Willis W. Ader on December 31st, 1950 and he preceded her in death August 2nd, 2015.

She is survived by her daughters Rebecca (Arthur) Harris of Greencastle, Nina (Robert) Morgan of Lafayette; son Jesse Verl Ader of Greencastle; grandchildren Jennifer Morgan of Carmel, Craig Morgan of Lafayette; step-grandchildren Christie (Joe) Leonard of Crawfordsville, Joshua (Elisa) Harris of Greencastle, Mary Harris of Bloomington; 6 step great grandchildren; sister Giacinda Krauthamer; brother Denzil Benassi.

She was also preceded in death by her brother Paul Benassi.

She was the head bookkeeper at First Citizens Bank and also worked as a bookkeeper at Montgomery Ward, Culligan, and Greencastle Decorating. In later years she worked as a housekeeper at Delta Zeta Sorority and Alpha Phi Sorority at Depauw.

In later years she enjoyed realizing her artistic ability through art classes at the Senior Citizens Center in Greencastle.

She attended Hanna Street Baptist Church and had resided at Asbury Towers for the last 3 years.

She was a dedicated mother and grandmother to the very end.

Funeral services for Opal will be 11:00 am Wednesday March 13th, 2019 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale with visitation from 10:00 am until the service time at 11:00 am.

Visitation will be Tuesday March 12th, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Senior Citizens Center Greencastle, IN.

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