Arlene Mae Opp, 96
September 03, 2020
Arlene Mae Opp, 96, of Landisville, passed away on September 3, 2020 at Oak Leaf Manor North, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. She was the loving wife of George W. Opp until his passing in 1998.
Arlene will forever be remembered for her determination, strong will and sense of humor. She maintained all aspects of her home, lived independently and drove herself around until she made the decision to stop in December of 2019. Most importantly, Arlene dedicated her life to her children and their upbringing. She had a passion for cooking, baking and gardening.
She is survived by her children; Marilyn Kreider, wife of Jerry, Gregory Opp, Sr., husband of Sue, Ron Opp, husband of Penny Poplin-Gosetti, and Brian Opp, grandchildren; Gregory Jr., Michael, Benjamin, Alex, Daniel, Kevin, Katie and Stephanie, and her great-granddaughters, Ava and Zoe. She was preceded in passing by her parents and husband.
Services will take place at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at Landisville Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, 308 Petersburg Rd., Lititz, PA 17543.
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September 10, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Marilyn, Ron, Greg, and Brian on the passing of your mother. She was a great lady who contributed to the upbringing of all the kids in our neighborhood. The phrase, “It takes a village” certainly applied to Silver Spring Rd. I remember great crab parties in your backyard (yours was the nicest), baseball games in the field across the street and our mothers calling us in for supper, peddling magazines and stationary to your Mom and her infinite patience helping us to define our sales goals. And I remember your mother trusting my new babysitting skills, allowing me to change my first diaper (Brian’s) and manage you kids while our parents went out to dinner together. We had idyllic childhoods thanks to our fine parents. Your Mom shared in our joys and sorrows and I will remember her with fondness.
Valerie York Peifer
September 08, 2020
I am so sorry to hear that your mother has passed away. I have many fond memories of our time growing up in Landisville. Thinking of you – Kathy Leser
September 07, 2020
Lena was one of my favorite ladies. I loved talking with her. She always could make me laugh. We shared our love of gardening and cooking.
My regret is Covid kept me from visiting her at Oak Leaf. Loved her smile and sweet giggle.
A beautiful lady inside and out. So many fond memories. We will always be so appreciative for allowing us to stay at her 7 Springs condo. A favorite place of ours and we we happy to spend a weekend there.
Our sympathy to each of her children. She loved you all and I know you will truly miss this special lady.
Rodger & Nancy Myers
September 06, 2020
I am so sorry on the passing of your Mom. So many thoughts of your Mom and Dad when you lived in Landisville then On Camp Meeting Road.. Prayers and hugs to all of you and your families. Julie Biemiller Tinger
September 06, 2020
My heart is torn! I loved Arlene like a grandmother. She made me so happy, and I enjoyed caring for her. I will miss her dearly. I can’t put into words how much this woman meant to me. -happy