Submitted by: Dan Rich

Submited by: Dan Rich


Opal Wood

March 12, 1922 - Aug. 31, 2002


South Bend Tribune 9/1/2002

Opal Wood, 80, of Imus Drive, Mishawaka, Ind., passed away after an illness at 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, in her residence. Opal was born on March 12, 1922, in Oil Trough, Ark.


As Opal Bannon, she married Robert W. Wood, in Mishawaka, on Feb. 2, 1945. Robert survives. She is also survived by one son, Michael "Woody" Wood, and his wife, Mary of Bremen, Ind.; one daughter, Judy Ann Helpingstine, and her husband, Dale of Diamond Lake, Mich.; three grandchildren, Brittany Wood of Bremen, Michelle Wood of Lafayette, Ind., and Rodney Wood of Lakeville, Ind.; and by a sister, Vernice McRae of Baker, La. Opal was preceded in death by one son, Robert S. Wood in 1996.


Cremation will take place. There will be no visitation or services. The Bubb Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.