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Mary Opal Lewis…December 25, 1930 – February 19, 2017

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Private family services will be held for Mary Lewis at a later date.

Mary Opal Lewis was born on December 25, 1930 in Chivington, Colorado to James T. and Clara M. (Arnold) Hieronymus and passed away on February 19, 2017 in Las Animas, Colorado surrounded by her family at the age of 86.

Mary worked many years for the government, as a City Clerk for the city of Las Animas and as County Clerk for Bent County. She also worked for Kester Motor company in Las Animas, Colorado and managed apartments in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Mary is survived by her husband Rex Lewis of Las Animas, Colorado; children, Janet (Michael) Six of Las Animas, Colorado and Diann (Bo) Bursley of Woodland Park, Colorado; siblings, Mable (Raymond) Mays of Colorado Springs, Colorado, John Hieronymus of Gunnison, Colorado, Una Shults of Oklahoma City Oklahoma; grandchildren, Scott (Mandy) Bursley, Mark Bursley, Kathy (Jay) Bender, Karen (Jim) Blackman, Cheryl Six; and great-grandchildren, Michael and Jaime Blackman, Brianna Hollandsworth, and Holly and Matt Bender.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Clara (Arnold) Hieronymus; siblings, Mildred (Virgil) Guyer, Leroy (Lizze May) Hieronymus and infant brother, Donald Hieronymus; as well as sister-in-law, Wanda Hieronymus and brother-in-law, Wilburn Shults.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431 Las Animas, CO 81054.

For more information, please call Horber Funeral Chapel at 719-456-1339.

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