Opal Bader Terry

Opal Bader Terry was born Oct. 25, 1891 on a farm near Bader to Henry Oscar and Lusetta Saucer Bader and passed away Aug. 30, 1949 in San Diego, California.  She united with the Christian church at the age of 15 years.  In August of 1914 she married James P. Terry of Riverhead, NY.  To this union one son was born, Nelson G. Terry.

She received her early education in the local schools, attending high school on Beardstown.  She received her B. A. degree at Illinois State University at Normal, and began teaching at the age of 17 in the vicinity of her home.  Later she went to the state of Washington where she attended the state university at Ellensburg.  She also taught in the state several terms.  After her graduation from Illinois Normal, she accepted a position as mathematics teach in the departmental schools at Kankakee, remaining there 17 years, when failing health caused her to relinquish her profession,  After a retirement of three years, she again endeavored to enter her chosen profession and taught one year at the Stevenson school in Fulton county.  She then was selected as science teacher in the Browning school system, but again on account of failing health she was unable to finish the school year.

At the time of her death she was survived by her son, 6 sisters and 2 brothers - Mrs. Grace Fagan, Mrs. Inez Stambaugh, Garnet Bader, Mrs. Blanche Dowling, Mrs. Cora Clayton, Miss Ruby Bader, Howard Bader and Clarence; also two grandchildren - Gay and Robert Terry.

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