Opal R. (Gooden-Yost) Manson
A funeral service for Opal R. (Gooden-Yost) Manson, age 77, of Newark, was held on May 1, 2013, at Central Christian Church, with Pastor Jeff Gill officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Manson passed away April 26, 2013, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. She was born June 3, 1935, in Waterford, Ohio, to the late Morey and Alice (Willis) Gooden.
Mrs. Manson graduated from Newark High School in the Class of 1953 and from White Cross School of Nursing in 1956. She had worked at both the old and new hospitals (Licking Memorial Hospital), Newark Healthcare as an LPN, and currently with Heartland Home Healthcare.
Mrs. Manson was a member of Central Christian Church. She was a trustee at Newark Maennerchor, Secretary/Treasurer of the Central Chapter, President of the Ladies section and children’s activities since 2001. Opal was a member of Order of the Eastern Star #305, where she served the organization as Worthy Matron, Associate Conductress and Associate Matron. She was active with Licking County Boy Scouts, where she was awarded the Silver Beaver and participated in two national jamborees. She worked with the Red Cross in Licking County and at other offices.
Along with her late husband, Joe, she was an automobile enthusiast. She was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America-Ohio Region-Central Chapter, the Vintage Chevrolet and Mustang Clubs and WOKR. She enjoyed her children, watching sports and dancing.
She is survived by her children, Marilyn (Ty) Brust of Pickerington, Robert (Stephanie) Yost of Newark and Michael (Kris) Yost of Hebron; step-daughter, Barbara (Stephen) Holmberg of Heath; grandchildren, Kyle Brust, Natalie (Jacob) Prescott, Amy Yost, Jacob, Josh, Amanda and Catie Yost; step-grandchildren, Joey and Stephanie; and greatgrandchildren, Kali, Kamden, Makenzie and Kailyn.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. “Joe” “Snowball” Manson, December 10, 2009.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Medical Loan Closet of Central Christian Church.
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