Born: July 7, 1934 - Deceased: August 24, 2022
Martha Ann Oplinger, nee Cox, 88, of Belleville, IL, born Saturday, July 7, 1934, in Oklahoma City, OK, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at Bria of Mascoutah Nursing Home in Mascoutah, IL.
Martha was a hostess at Rachel’s Garden Restaurant in Belleville, IL for many year. She loved attending church every Sunday morning at St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville, IL. She traveled on many trips with the New Life Club and enjoyed attending monthly meeting. Martha was a beloved member of the Oplinger Clan and she will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Husband: Henry L. Oplinger Sr.
- Son:Edward Steve Decker
- Parents: Ray and Ellen, nee Stewart, Cox
- Grandson: Matthew Steven Mesiti
- 3 brothers and 1 sister
Surviving are her:
- Henry “Hank” L. (Wanda) Oplinger of Belleville, IL
- Verna (David) Miller of Belleville, IL
- Michael L. Decker of Marcy, NY
- Robert (Kay) Oplinger
- Aaron (Christine) Oplinger
- Nathan (Tara) Mesiti
- Benjamin (Kristin) Mesiti
- Kelly (Amanda) Miller
- Stacy Miller
- Great grandchildren
- Sarah (Zach) Tyczka
- Kathryn (Jason) Hooper
- Elizabeth (Ashish) Bhandari
- Jenna Oplinger
- Madison Mesiti
- Noah Mesiti
- Marti Mesiti
- Marley Mesiti
- Alyssa Miller
- Regan Worley
- Abigail Chu
- Caleb Chu
- Sister-in-law: Marilyn Cox of CA
- Special friends
- Philip (Dina) Chu
- Scott Ferguson
- Shelby Walasin
- Jan Morris
- Many other dear friends
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the St. Matthew U.M.C. – Celebrate Recovery.
Visitation: Visitation from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Thursday, September 1, 2022 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 pm, Thursday, September 1, 2022 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Swickard officiating. Private Family Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.