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Opal M. Thomas

Posted September 24, 2013 in Obituaries, Urbandale

July 25, 1932 – September 23, 2013

Opal Thomas

Opal Thomas

Opal Thomas, 82, died Monday, September 23, 2013, at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Iles-Westover Chapel with burial to follow at Glendale Cemetery.

Opal was born and raised in Fontanelle, Iowa. She moved to Des Moines and married Jim Thomas in 1961. Opal was a homemaker and provided daycare for many Urbandale families. She enjoyed gardening, NASCAR, and spending time with her family. Opal was a wonderful cook and loved Christmas.

Opal is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jim, her children Ronda (Mike) Ammann of Urbandale, Vicki (Steve) Morris of Waukee; and Todd (Jeff Meyers) Thomas of Des Moines; step-daughters, Debbi Thomas Wood and Terri Thomas O’Reilly, both of AZ; her grandchildren, Chaz Morris, Jayme, Allie and Ryan Ammann, Debbrina (Dustin Forte) Wood, Aubrianna Wood, James Thomas, Hallie and Michael O’Reilly; and her sister, Ruby (Russell) Bitcon of Jacksonville, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents Mason and Ethel Moats.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday at Iles-Westover Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to HCI Care Services or the Arthritis Foundation. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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