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Opal Darlene Carver


Opal Darlene Carver, daughter of the late Raymond Earl and Twila Maxine (Long) Hards was born on December 11, 1942 in Horton, Kansas and departed this life on June 7, 2021 at her home near Elkland, Missouri. At the time of her passing she was 78 years, five months, and 25 days of age.

Opal was married to Thomas J. Kane and to this union three children were born, Bernard, David, and Anna.

She worked several different jobs during her life, but her favorite job was driving a school bus in Elkland and Excelsior Springs. She talked often about the activities and sporting events. Her other love was cooking for others and running her own Restaurant in Polo, Missouri.

Opal later married the love of her life, Willard J. Carver, on February 16, 1985.

She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Carver; her parents; one granddaughter, Anna Lisa Kane; and one brother, Arthur Hards.

She is survived by her children, Bernard L. & wife Katrina Kane of Elkland, MO, David J. & wife Diana Kane of Kansas City, MO, and Anna D. Kane of the home; six stepchildren, Dan Carver of Florida, Cindy Limback of Warrensburg, MO, Scott Carver, James Carver, Angie Thompson of Syracuse, MO, and Daryn Carver of Hughesville, MO; her brothers, Gary & wife Marie Hards of Denison, KS, Bill & wife Linda Hards of Denison, KS, and Ron & wife Carol Hards of Holton, KS; four grandchildren, Jason Overman & wife Kristy Kane, Angela & husband David Guess, Donna & husband Robert Smith, and Diana & husband Dustin Lally; 10 great-grandchildren, Anthoney, Samantha, Emmalee, Aubrey, Autumn, Colton, Chesney, Olivia, Kane, and Cole; and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in the Charity Christian Church Cemetery with Bro. Cliff Long officiating. Cremation rites were accorded under the care and direction of the Cantlon-Otterness & Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo.