Graveside services for Opal Mae Lebombarb, 91, Lawrence, will be 11 am Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Wabaunsee Cemetery, Wabaunsee, KS. She died June 21, 2015, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Opal was born May 13, 1924, in Clifton, KS, the daughter of William H. and Pearl V. (Gingles) Snyder. She graduated from Clay Center High School.
Opal settled in Topeka in 1958, where she owned and operated two cafés until 1970. She then managed and cooked for Lakeview Lodge in Lawrence until 1974, after which she was the house mother for the Delta Delta Delta Sorority at KU until 1976. She later retired from the Lawrence School District as a cook in 1985.
Opal married Arnold Franklin Lebombarb on July 12, 1976, in Miami, OK. He preceded her in death on March 5, 1984. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers James Snyder and William K. Snyder; and sisters Donna Snyder and Betty Cornelison.
Survivors include a daughter Sharen and husband, Richard Moews, Lawrence; a son James Colson and wife, Cheryl, Drayden, MD; stepdaughter Carol Hamilton, Topeka; brother, Donald Snyder, Topeka; sister Judy O’Toole, Shawnee; sister-in-law Edna Snyder-Finch, Junction City; eight grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; nineteen great –grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from noon to 8 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044, where the family will receive them from 6-7 pm.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Children’s Mercy Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.