Obituary Listings

Opal Alice Carlson
There are condolences waiting approval on Opal's Tribute wall
Obituary for Opal Alice Carlson

Opal Alice Carlson, 94, of Manhattan, died Thursday, March 15th, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community.

Born in Graham County near Hill City, Kansas on February 15, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Grace Elizabeth (Bell) and John R. Keith.

She graduated from Morland High School, worked for H.D. Lee in Salina, then attended secretarial school in Manhattan before going to work for JC Penny. On June 15, 1952, she married the love of her life Clifford H. Carlson. She enjoyed caring for her family, needlework, sewing, keeping a large vegetable garden, canning, and sharing their produce with friends and family.

She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Manhattan. She and her husband faithfully served in the bus ministry for 30 years and delivered groceries for the Bread Basket.

Opal is survived by her husband Clifford H. Carlson, her two daughters, Teresa Gail, wife of Joe Eissler, of Alma, Kansas; Ronda Kay, wife of David Reid, of Roeland Park, Kansas; and a son, Gary David Carlson, of Hazelwood, MO; seven grandchildren, Barak John Carlson, Ruth Louise Reynolds, Christina Grace Carlson, Erin Annette Reid, Alexis Morgan Reid, Michael David Reid, and Luke Joseph Eissler.

Opal is preceded in death by her parents; her two sisters Norma L. Albright, and Reba Linder, and her two brothers, Marvin L. Keith and Bernard J. Keith.

Family visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 22nd at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation in Manhattan, KS

A service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, March 23rd at First Lutheran Church in Manhattan, with Rev. Jerry Reynolds officiating. Burial to follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Manhattan, KS.

The family requests any donations be directed to First Lutheran Church in Manhattan, KS.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation.


To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Opal Alice Carlson, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

22

Mar

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation

1317 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502

Family Receiving Friends

Thursday

22

Mar

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation

1317 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502

Funeral Service

Friday

23

Mar

10:00 AM
1st Lutheran Church

930 Poyntz Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502

Cemetery Details

Location

Pleasant Valley Cemetery ~ Deep Creek

3480 Deep CreeK Rd.
Manhattan, KS 66502


Memorial Contribution

1st Lutheran Church

930 Poyntz Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502
Albums

Create new album
1 File
Tribute Video
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Opal Alice Carlson

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Opal

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.