Opal Ervena Tuttle Horn was born on April 27, 1919, in Cherokee County,
Kansas to Ervin Linton Tuttle, Sr. and Bessie Wood Tuttle. She passed
away on February 3, 2018 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 98.
Opal married Merlyn Horn on January 1, 1941, in Rusk County, Texas. She
was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a brother, Ervin Linton
Tuttle, Jr., and a sister, Camilla Tuttle Brasfield. She is survived by
two nephews, James (Jack) Brasfield and his wife, Linda of Roswell, New
Mexico, and Robert (Bobby) Tuttle and wife, Ann of Beckville, Texas. She
is also survived by a niece, Linda Schroller and husband, Joe of West
Plains, Missouri. Numerous great nieces and great nephews, and cousins
also survive her.
Opal spent most of her life in Oklahoma. Sapulpa was where she and her
siblings grew up. In the early years of her married life, she and Merlyn
lived in East Texas, where he worked in the oil field. Later, she and
her husband bought and operated a dairy farm in Woodward County, Oklahoma.
When the work became too strenuous, they sold the farm and moved to Tulsa,
where Opal worked as a secretary in the insurance industry for several
years. Then, Opal became involved in real estate. She bought and managed
apartments in the Tulsa area until her retirement. At the time of her
death, she was a resident at The Villages of Southern Hills Assisted Living
Facility, where she made many friends.
A graveside service will be held on February 9, 2018 at 10:00 am at the
South Heights Cemetery in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.