Opal Cook Burns, 79, of Kenna, WV, passed away on October 10, 201l.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on October 15, 2011 at the Epworth United Methodist Church, 229 N. Church St., Ripley


Opal Cook Burns, 79, of Kenna, WV, passed away on October 10, 2011 at the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston following a brief battle with cancer. She was born on July 4, 1932 at Obapa, WV in Clay County to the late Burl B. and Icie Harriet Griffith Cook.
Opal was retired from Carbon Fuel Company in Charleston, WV. She was a very active member of the Epworth United Methodist Church in Ripley.
She is survived by her brother Lowell Cook of Elkview, sisters Oleta Aeiker of St. Albans, Alberta Ashley of Clendenin, Ohio, Ann Monroe of Lady Lake, Fla., Ondra Wilson of Mineral Wells and many nieces and nephews.
Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Ray K. Burns. In addition to her parents, Opal was preceded in death by four brothers; Leo, Lawrence, Lewis and Larry.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on October 15, 2011 at the Epworth United Methodist Church, 229 N. Church St., Ripley WV, with Reverend Teresa Deane officiating. Entombment will follow at Cunningham Memorial Park and Chapel Mausoleum in St. Albans, WV.
Visitation will be 6-8 pm Friday evening  at Waybright Funeral Home, 511 S. Church St., Ripley, WV.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in Opal’s memory be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 101 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311-1824.