Opal Marie Knotts Nestor


Opal Marie Knotts Nestor, 87, a resident of the Horseshoe Run, Leadmine Community, St. George, and a resident of Cortland Acres, departed this life early Friday morning, Jan. 17, 2020, at Cortland Acres.

She was born Tuesday, April 19, 1932, at Clover Run, Tucker County, a daughter of the late Marvin Grant and Esta Marie Martin Knotts.

On May 6, 1951, at Red House, Md., she was married to Gerald Nestor, who preceded her in death March 6, 2006.

Surviving are one son, Marshall Allen Nestor and wife, Libby of Kasson; four daughters, Carol Sue Hovatter of Kasson, Retha Mae Plageman of Kasson, Janet Elaine Bennett and husband, Eric, of Harman, and Geraldine Kay Cochran and husband, Bill, of Leadmine; one brother, Donald L. Knotts and wife, Susan, of Hambleton; one sister, Alta Snyder of Hambleton; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death is one brother, Hubert Knotts; and one son-in-law, Ira Gene Hovatter.

She was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1951. She was a member of the Leadmine Methodist Church and she was a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, canning and baking. Mrs. Nestor had several ribbons for her baking and canning and “Best of Show” ribbons for her quilts.

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Monday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at 11 a.m. The Rev. James Snyder will officiate and interment will follow at the Bonnifield Cemetery at Horseshoe Run, St. George.

The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Opal Marie Knotts Nestor.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.