It is with much sadness that we, with the help of the good Lord, will try to write an obituary of our dear and
loving mother, Opal Deel. She was born on July 12, 1936 to Ranel and Dora Charles. She grew up at Stiman,
Virginia with her brother William Jeff (Bill) Charles.
She later married Otis Deel. To this union was born nine children, six daughters; Thelma Deel Gartin
(husband, Ernest), Rhonda Deel (husband, Roger), Wilma Deel Stiltner, Lana Deel Sykes, Evelyn Deel Hurcula
(husband, Tony), and Tracy Deel Sykes, and three sons; Rickey Deel (wife, Loretta), Randy Deel (wife, Jean),
and Tommy Deel (wife, Cindy). She had 18 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Mom got sick and we found out that she had cancer. We took good care of her and on October 24, 2002
God took our mother home to be with Him, and our Daddy. We miss and love her but we take great comfort in
knowing that she is not suffering in pain anymore. Our loss is heaven’s gain. So sleep on mother until we see
you again in Heaven.
Written by your children.