- On June 14, 2023
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Opal Marie (Ope/Sis) Heil, 89 of Wheeling, WV passed away Friday, June 9th at AHN Hospital, Wexford in Pittsburgh, PA.
Books could be written about this kind-hearted, quick-witted, fun-loving woman, but with limited space and price per word, we’ll keep it brief (she was also frugal).
Opal/Sis built the most beautiful life by living simply and loving deeply. Her greatest love was her devoted husband, Robert (Bob/Pap) Luke Heil, followed quickly by her children and their spouses: Daniel Robert Heil (Linda Marple), Thomas Luke, Sondra Kay Heil-Larsen (Kurt Larsen) and Roger Khetan (a son born into the family via love, but not by birth); grandchildren Jordan Daniel Heil, Sydney Marie Roffini (Alan Roffini), Samuel Conrad Larsen and Ella Marie Larsen and many nieces and nephews.
Her hobbies included playing ping-pong and games of any kind with friends and family (Boggle, Scrabble, cards, Scattergories and many, many more). Neighbors have said that the most familiar sound coming from their back porch was that of the Boggle box being shaken up as she and Bob played together for hours every summer evening. She was in a card club with dear friends for over 40 years. She loved sewing, reading books, and cooking. Her favorite foods were pumpkin pie, chocolate, tomatoes and anything with salt.
She worked hard throughout her life taking care of her mother and family; working at the telephone company as an operator, and working at her brother’s flower shop handling billings.
We would like to thank the tireless workers at AHN Wexford and the amazing resources at St. Barnabas.
In lieu of a traditional funeral service, we have opted for an on-line memorial page which can be found at http://www.mykeeper.com/profile/OpalHeil/. We would love for you to add photos, stories or comments letting us know what she meant to you.
Our lives were immeasurably better with her in it, but we will continue to live in love and happiness as she would have wanted.
Arrangements entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, Robinson Township.