Class of 1941
1941 Graduation EditionPerry Daily Journal
Opal Irene Knott
- 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Knott. She was born December 5, 1923, northeast of Perry.
During the first eight years of school, she attended Pleasant Hill and the four years of high school work has been done in the Perry high school.
She received two glee club awards. Her hobby is collecting picture post cards and stamps.
Opal is undecided as to her plans after she graduates from high school.
Opal Irene (Knott) Fellers
December 5, 1923 – May 20, 2020
Opal Irene Fellers was born on December 5, 1923, to Alma (Ball) and George W. Knott, in Perry Oklahoma, and departed this life on Wednesday, May 22, 2020, in Alva Oklahoma, at the age of 96 years, 5 months and 15 days.
She spent her younger years in Perry, Oklahoma, and after attending college, taught school for a brief time in Avard, Oklahoma.
Miss Knott was married to Paul Fellers on October 16, 1948, in Perry, Oklahoma. They made their home on a farm southwest of Burlington, and to this union a son, Jeffery Paul Fellers, was born.
Opal was a housewife, and wrote poetry. She enjoyed painting and was a faithful helper to her husband and enjoyed being a mom to her son.
She enjoyed reading and was a member as the Driftwood Study Club. Opal was a kind considerate woman and loved to sing and take care of the farm chickens that she raised. She especially enjoyed the care she received at Beadles Nursing Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; her brother, Otis; and sister, Audrey.
She leaves to mourn her passing her son, Jeff Fellers of Burlington, grandsons, Jack Fellers, brother, Joshua and his mother, Anna, of San Angelo, Texas, a nephew, Kenneth and Sue Fellers of Burlington, a niece, Cheryl Jacobs, of Yukon, and lastly a nephew, Mike Cordes, of Tonkawa, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 22, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Cherokee First Baptist Church with Pastor Neil Gordon, Town and Country Christian Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Keith Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Beadles Nursing Home through Wharton Funeral Chapel.