Opal J Hartley

1927 - 2020

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Opal J. Hartley, 93, of Findlay, passed away at 12:30 a.m., Friday, October 30, 2020, at The Heritage, Findlay. She was born on March 2, 1927, in Putnam County to the late Warren R. and Alice M. (Deerwester) Otto. She married Carl Ray Hartley on September 12, 1947, and he preceded her in death on May 4, 2001. Opal is survived by her son, Gary L. (Tracy) Hartley of Rawson; daughters: Carol Naftzger of Findlay, Linda (Mark) Sherman of Findlay and Kathy (Dean) Stine of Rawson; daughter-in-law, Jane Hartley of Ottawa; brother-in-law, Ronald Dunbar of Maumee; grandchildren: Brian (Heather) Sherman, Timothy (Julie) Naftzger, Eric (Lexi) Stine, Holly (Paul) Bruno and Ashley Stine; great-grandchildren: Brianna (Derek) Hibbard, Alicen Naftzger, Alexzander Sherman, Zachary Sherman, Nate Reedy, Gaby Bruno and Lorelai Stine. Also preceding her in death were sons: Steven Hartley and Robert Hartley; son-in-law, Calvin Naftzger; sister, Margie Dunbar. Opal was an American Gold Star Mother and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. A private family funeral service will be held at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be expressed at www.coldrencrates.com.

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Maple Grove Cemetery [Map]
    1120 W Main Cross St
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Contributions:

    Alzheimer's Assn of NW Ohio -
    480 W. Dussel Drive, Suite 150
    Maumee, Ohio 43537

  • Instructions:

    A private family funeral service.

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To : Hartley Family
Date :Saturday, October 31st 2020
From : Mary Corbin Tim and Lynn Sopher
Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Even though she was older than me I have fond memories of visiting the farm. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

To : Carol Linda Gary Kathy Families
Date :Saturday, October 31st 2020
From : Janet Kepling
Loved your Mom! So sorry for your loss. Love, Hugs, and Prayers to you all.
Love, Janet & Steve

To : Carol Naftzger
Date :Friday, October 30th 2020
From : Jane Hedges
Carol. it's been a long time can't believe we graduated so many years ago. I am Jane Green..i wanted you to know how sorry i was to read about your Mom... she was such a sweet lady... i lost my mom last year she was 93 but in better shape than me! no matter what age it's hard. you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Take care!!!

To : Carol
Date :Tuesday, November 3rd 2020
From : Heather
I'm so sorry for your loss Carol. Heaven got two angels this week. Love you

To : Gary hartley
Date :Monday, November 2nd 2020
From : Clete Kinn
Sorry for your loss 🙏

To : Hartley Family
Date :Monday, November 2nd 2020
From : Tim Kelly
Prayers for the Hartley family. I always enjoyed seeing Opal and the Gold Star "Gang". RIP, Opal.

Tim Kelly

To : Opal Hartley Family
Date :Tuesday, November 3rd 2020
From : Bob smith
My deepest sympathy to the Opal Hartley Family. As a kid in the 30's I remember when our families used to get together for ice cream. Opal's grandmother Anna and my Mother were 1st cousins.

Bob Smith