Opal Mae (Brown) Lindsey, 92, of the Barry Community Care Center and formerly of Kinderhook and Hull, Ill., died at 12:37 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009.


Opal Mae (Brown) Lindsey, 92, of the Barry Community Care Center and formerly of Kinderhook and Hull, Ill., died at 12:37 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009.
Opal was born Jan. 1, 1917, in Wetaug, Ill., to Edward and Lora Modglin Young, the second child of 13. She was married to Bill Brown June 30, 1934, in East St. Louis and he preceded her in death on May 2, 1974. Opal later married Bill Lindsey in September 1975, in Winfield, Mo., and he preceded her in 1992.
Mrs. Lindsey operated restaurants in Foley, Winfield and Old Monroe, Mo., as well as the Hull Café and the ‘Do Drop Inn’ in Kinderhook. Opal attended the Nazarene Church and enjoyed cooking, playing cards, yard sales and auctions. She loved spending time with family and friends, and especially enjoyed the Brown family reunions. 
Survivors include seven sons, Billy (Mary Ellen) Brown of High Point N.C., Leonard (Jeania) Brown of Kinderhook, Ill., Jerry (Evelyn) Brown of Winfield, Mo., Tom (Wilma) Brown of Summersville, S.C.,  Russell (Donna) Brown of Collinsville, Ill. Daniel (Cheryl) Brown of Lexington, N.C., and Nickey (Sherry) Brown of Barry, Ill; two daughters, Naomi Best of Hannibal, Mo., and Cathy (Leslie) Batchelor of Quincy, Ill.; three brothers, Jim Young of Hannibal, Mo., Jack Young of Huntsville, Ala., and Sam Young of Rocklin, Calif.; two sisters, Bernice Powell and Daisy Kennedy, both of Middletown, Ohio; 36 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one daughter Shirley; one grandson; two great-granddaughters and one great-grandson; five brothers, two sisters and one son-in-law.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry with the Rev. Steven Manley officiating. Burial will be at the Kinderhook Cemetery following the service.  Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry. Memorials may be made to the Barry Community Care Center. On-line condolences may be left at www.nieburfh.com