Opal Allene (Grove) Rung

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Opal Allene (Grove) Rung, 93, of Lewistown passed away Monday, June 18, 2018. She was born on June 23, 1924 to Edwin and Hazel Hanchett Grove in Buffalo, Montana.

Opal graduated from Buffalo School in 1942, and from Great Falls Business College in 1944. She married Robert Rung on October 28, 1944 in Helena, Montana.

Opal spent more than 20 years ranching and farming. She also worked briefly at a dress shop in town and was manager of Eagles Manor for 22 years. After retiring she worked part-time at McDonald’s, doing birthday parties with kids.

Opal was a member of the Buffalo Community Church and she kept busy with her many hobbies: china painting, traveling, gardening, spending time with her family and as a pie and cinnamon roll baker extraordinaire! Opal spent many hours on the roads between Lewistown, Judith Gap, Hobson and Buffalo attending church and family events. She was also a member of the Central Montana China Painters, Montana China Painters Association and the American Legion Auxiliary Judith Gap.

Opal is survived by her daughter, Leslie (Mike) Hanson, Cody, Wyoming; grandchildren, Holly (Dave) Sessoms, Billings, and Marlow (Matt) Mitchell, Murray, Utah; great-grandchildren, Maya, Max, Mason Mitchell, Sam and Carter Sessoms; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Rung; son, Robert E. “Robbie” Rung; her parents; brothers, Forrest and Earl Grove; and sister, Faye Brown.

Memorials in Opal’s memory may be made to the United Methodist Church in Judith Gap or the Central Montana Medical Center and CMMC Hospice.

Visitation will be held at the United Methodist Church in Judith Gap on Monday, June 25, 9:30 a.m. Funeral Services will be at the church at 10:30 followed by a luncheon. Interment will be at Central Montana Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are under the care of Creel Funeral Home. Opal’s family and friends can share memories and condolences at www.creelfuneralhome.com.



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