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Opal Pauline Brown Redus Obituary - Apr 8, 2004

This was the wife of Clarence Thomas. Redus, who was the son of Everett Sherman and Nancy Ann Arnold Redus.

The Wilson County News Apr 13, 2004/Daily American Republic

Opal Redus
Opal Redus, 72, of Wappapello died Thursday, April 8, 2004 at Three Rivers Healthcare-North in Poplar Bluff. She was a homemaker and was born Dec. 10, 1931, in Coldwater. Mrs. Redus was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed quilting, crafts, shopping and taking pictures.

On Dec. 5, 1949, she was married to Clarence T. Redus in Pocahontas, Ark., and he survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Marilyn Banks of Wright City and Joanna Linson of St. Peters; three sons, Larry Redus of Lake of the Ozarks, Dirke Redus of Jefferson City and Steve Redus of Belle; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; her mother, Hazel (Waddle) Brown of Malden; five brothers, Bobby Brown of Campbell, Mike Brown of Dexter, Rick Brown of Malden, Gerald Brown of Lawton, Okla., and Jimmy Brown of Phoenix, Ariz.; and six sisters, Levieda Burke of Arnold, Charlotte Clifton of Bloomsdale, Sharon Butler of Poplar Bluff, Carolyn Bedwell of Lawton, Okla, Sandra Brown of Malden and Betty Cunningham of Wappapello; and a special friend, Sandy Brown Cunningham of Wappapello.

Visitation was Saturday evening at Cotrell Funeral Chapel in Poplar Bluff. There will be a visitation at 11 a.m. Monday at the New Home Church in Gatewood with the funeral service following at 1 p.m. Monday at the church with Rev. Joe McDonald officiating. Burial will be in the New Home Cemetery in Gatewood.