November 19, 1936 ~ September 8, 2020

Born in: Montezuma, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Opal Marlene (Plank) Manley, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at the age of 83. She was born the youngest of thirteen children to Bert and Evelyn Plank on November 19, 1936 in Montezuma, Indiana.
Opal moved to Indianapolis and married Thomas Manley; she became the loving mother of five children and worked for Jenn Air appliances until her retirement.
Opal was active, energetic, and always on the go. She enjoyed her second home in Buffalo, Indiana where she was always surrounded by family and friends whom she would go boating with on Lake Shafer. She was also a member of Moose Lodge 17 with many of her friends. Opal’s favorite saying was, “I’m going to live until I die”.
Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Manley and parents, Bert and Evelyn Plank. She is survived by: her adoring partner Don Montgomery; daughter Karen and her partner Traci Kelley; son Denny and his wife Dawn, their son Mitch and his wife Krista, and their children Brie and Ellie; son, Pat and his wife Deanna, their children Jonathan, Kortni and partner Joey Walls (Jax, Jett, and Paisley), Mallory, Luke, Jimmi Bayer and his wife Leandra; son, Vic and his wife Shirlene, their children Alex (Addalyn), Brooke and her husband Justin Gordon, Dylan Hyderkhan and his wife Heather and their son Kayden; daughter Judy and her husband Ron Coonse, as well as many other relatives and close friends.
There will be a Celebration of Life held at a later date. Please visit the website again for updates.

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  1. Such a fantastic lady. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Sympathy and love to the Manley family.
    Mike and Melanie McGuin

  2. Sorry for your loss
    I remember nothing but good things with your mother as she was so nice and kind to all of us guys in the neighborhood

  3. Every time I saw her she was smiling and full of life. Enjoyed talking to her and she raised a loving strong fun family she will be missed

  4. It broke my heart to hear about the passing of Marlene. She was always so kind and loving to everyone. She was like a second mom to me for many years. I’ll never forget her.

  5. My condolence to all the family and friends, She was a sweet lady and will be greatly missed. I look forward to seeing her in heaven!

  6. So sorry to hear about Marlene. She was always a very special aunt to us. She truly will be missed by my family and me. We just had a special bond. I will really miss her.

  7. Our condolences and prayers go out to the family. We have many found memories of Aunt Marlene as she was always there for us if and when needed. We will always love and miss you and your big smile. Roger & Susan Riggen Family

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