- February 27, 1933 - January 24, 2014
- Lafayette, Indiana
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“my granma what can i say about her she was one of the most wonderful persons i grew up to know, my dads parents ( my other grandparents were decaused...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Renee Benson - Morris, MN
“To the greatest aunt in the world, You were truly the sweetest woman I have ever known! I am proud to say you are my aunt, I will miss you and always...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Francesca Gunion-Bunch - Venus, TX
“Dearest grandma I miss u very much your hugs an loveing personailty I will miss going to the auctions an Indiana beach I love u very very much
3 of 6 | Posted by: Renee Loved Benson - morris, MN
“What can I say of a lady so great,
Who's up there knocking on Heaven's gate,
Down here you truly will be missed by all,
But we are all subject to God...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Jeremy Beyer - Danvers, MN
“My sincere condolences to all of you, Joann was a very sweet person and she will be missed. I pray you all try to remember all the happy times you...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Doris Blevins - Lafayette, IN
“My deepest sympathy to all the family of Joanne. I have such fond memories of Joanne- a truly sweet lady. I was blessed to have grown up with her...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Sharon McIntosh
Roberta Joann Miller Opyt, 80, of Lafayette, died 7:28 am Friday, January 24, 2014 at IU Health Arnett Hospital. Born February 27, 1933 in Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Hazel (Stowers) Gunion. Joann was raised in Frankfort, lived in Brookston, Hancock, MN and Lafayette.
Joann worked as a housekeeper for the Radison Hotel and St. Anthony's Nursing Home. She enjoyed the flowers on her deck, ceramics and was a member of the VFW.
Surviving with her husband John Opyt, are one son Michael (Cheryl) Miller of Hancock Minnesota, two daughters Susan (Allen) Benson of Hancock Minnesota and Cindy (Lloyd) Beyer of Holloway, Minnesota. One sister Lola (Richard) Miller, three brothers Larry Gunion of Lafayette, Jerry Gunion of West Lafayette and Steve (RuthAnn) Coffman of Tennessee . Eleven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her first husband Raymond H. Miller and sister Jean Conkright.
Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 2 pm Tuesday service at Hippensteel Chapel. Rev. Dr. Clayton Kendall officiating. Burial to follow at
Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com