Information for Opal Martin Schimmels
January, 1920 - 5 April, 1991
From the Idaho
7 April, 1991
Contributed by Connie Martin
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Schimmels Patchin, 71, of Nampa, died Friday, April 5, 1991,
at the home of her daughter in Nampa. Graveside services will
be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, 1991, at the Parma
cemetery. The Rev. Allen Nelson of Caldwell will officiate.
Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel,
Opal was born January 2, 1920, in Phillips County, Kansas to
Fred and Ila Parker Martin. In March 1937 she came to Idaho
where she married Myrl Schimmels on October 9, 1937. Three
children, Doyle, Maurice and Linda were born to them. Myrl
passed away April 19, 1951. Opal and her children moved from
Parma to Caldwell where she worked for J. R. Simplot Company
and Crookham Seed Company. She married Pat Patchin February 9,
1957. They moved to his farm where they lived until
retirement. They were divorced on June 15, 1984.
Opal attended the Caldwell Free Methodist Church.
Surviving her are two sons and daughters-in-law, Doyle and
Nonnie Schimmels of Manistee, Michigan and Maurice and Janie
Schimmels of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; a daughter and
son-in-law, Linda and Jake Dowers of Nampa; six sisters,
Hannah Allen of Nampa, Della Benedict of Caldwell, Freda
Thompson of Central City, California, Lois Cone of Parma,
Naomi Campbell of Parma and Kathleen Anderson of Fort Frazer,
British Columbia, Canada; two brothers, Tommy Martin and Paul
Martin, both of Parma; and six granddaughters, three grandsons
and three great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by a
brother, Ivan Martin.
Her family suggests memorials be made to Mercy Hospice, 1512 12th
Avenue Road, Nampa, Idaho 83686. Friends may call at Dakan
Funeral Chapel today from 2 to 6 p.m.
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