Opal Irene Gamble

March 27, 1957 ‒ January 06, 2015

Marion, Ohio

Opal Irene Gamble, age 57, of Marion, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday evening, January 6, 2015.

Opal was born in Hazard, Kentucky on March 27, 1957, the daughter of David and Verse (Mosley) Smith. Opal graduated from the Hazard High School. Later on, she attended beauty school in Marion and worked as a beautician in the community.

On April 18, 1987, Opal was united in marriage to Mark B. Gamble in Marion.

Opal loved the outdoors. She enjoyed gardening, tending to her flowers and fishing. She had a heart of gold and loved spending priceless time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her devoted husband Mark B. Gamble; her children: Crystal (Christian) Quinones and Jill (John) Bailey; grandchildren: Jonathan and Sierra Bailey and Kacey Kline; Siblings: Chester (Joyce) Smith, Pauline (Steve) Felkner, Edith (Irvin) Mullins, Freddie Smith and Harold Smith;

She is preceded in death by her parents and 12 siblings.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Home, 347 West Center St., Marion from 3PM to 5PM; Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Monday at 1PM; Burial will be in the Grand Prairie Cemetery.

If so desired, donations may be made to the Marion General Hospital Hospice.

The Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors, a division of Snyder Funeral Homes, is honored to be serving Opal’s family and condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com


  • Dear,
    Mark, Jill and Crystal, such sad news today. My heart and thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. I will keep all of you and your families in my prayers.

  • I am very sad to hear of your loss. Opal was a very special person, she was so caring of every one. She was always in a great mood and made everyone around her feel the same. I am thinking and praying for all of her family. May the Lord help all of you during this difficult time.

  • Mark and Family;

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Amy Brown
    Dan Hollenbaugh
    Class of ’77 Elgin High School

  • Dear Gamble Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences at this time. Something that I have found to be a great source of comfort are the promises expressed in the Bible at John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses as well as others show that in the very near future that God is going to bring our loved ones back to life here on earth and he is going to eliminate all of the causes for why we deal with sorrow, pain and even death itself. It is my sincere hope that these thoughts bring your family comfort at this time. Once again I am so sorry for your loss.