Jefferson City News-Tribune, November 2, 1999,
Jefferson City, Missouri

Opal Keely Sitton, 83, Jefferson City, died Nov. 1, 1999, at St. Marys Health Center.

She was born April 7, 1916, in Steedman, a daughter of Willard and Callie Kemp Beatty. She was married Jan. 4, 1930, in Mokane, to Alfred A. Keely, who died in 1948. She was married Dec. 1, 1950, in Mokane, to Vance Sitton, who survives at the home.

She attended schools in Mokane and was a member of the Mokane Christian Church. She also had attended Tebbetts Methodist Church. She was a member of the Mokane Chapter 352 of the Order of the Eastern Star and a 50-year member of the Tebbetts Extension Club.

She was employed by the Missouri Division of Motor Vehicles, working in the title section, for 22 years until her retirement in 1978.

Other survivors include: two sons, Harold Keely, Centralia, and Jerry Keely, Holts Summit; one sister, Pearl Bloebaum, Jefferson City; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Buescher Memorial Home. The Rev. Harold Ferrell will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Tebbetts.

Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, with Eastern Star services at 10:15 a.m. Memorials are suggested to the Tebbetts Community Center.

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