Alton Telegraph online, 2011-01-04 17:39:08

Opal Louise Adcock, 97, completed her journey through this life at her home in Bunker Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011.

She entered this world on Jan. 30, 1913, when she was born to Jacob Rudolph and Anna (Rhodes) Gugger at their home in Bunker Hill.

Opal's early schooling was in Woodburn and her high school education was competed with the class of 1932 from Meissner High School. It was during the latter that she met her lifelong sweetheart, Philip F. Adcock, and they married on Feb. 20, 1933, in Edwardsville. In 1940 they built a home in Bunker Hill and she resided there until her death.

Opal was a homemaker. She was an excellent cook, quilter, and her yard and flowers were her joy. She was a lifelong learner and enjoyed traveling through all of the United States.

She was a member of Bunker Hill United Methodist Church.

Opal is survived by a daughter, the Revs. Joyce and Paul Anders of Brighton; a son, Stephen and Doris Adcock of Bunker Hill; daughter-in-law, Doris Adcock of Springfield, Ill.; grandchildren, Philip F. "P.V." of Centralia, Ill., Eric Adcock of Springfield, Ill., Paula (Anders) and Mike McNally of Carbondale, Ill., Lori Adock of Alton, Michael Adcock of Bunker Hill; great-grandchildren, Brenden Philip Patrick McNally and Rhys Paul Walton McNally of Carbondale; two nieces, Esther Froebel of Alton and Alice and Jim Halloway of Godfrey; and one nephew, Don Gugger, of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Anna; her husband, Philip F., in 2001; son Philip G. in 2003, brothers Earl Gugger who died infancy, George and wife, Arlene (Oldenettel), Gugger, Paul and wife, Nora (Buchanan) Gugger, Nelson and Mildred Gugger; and sisters, Orpha (Gugger) Froebel and Laura (Gugger) Schuetz.

Her example as a loving mother and grandmother, courage in adversity and abiding faith long will be remembered.

The family is grateful for the loving support from her caregivers for the last nine months, Jan Domachi of Godfrey from Home Instead, Julie Stephens and Judy Main of Bunker Hill, Nikki Johnson of Staunton and Kathy Davis of Alton.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at the funeral home with the Revs. Paul and Joyce Anders and the Rev. Jeremy Wood officiating. Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church of Bunker Hill. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.