Ophie Tift, age 85, of Sorento, passed away Tuesday, October 7, at her home. Funeral services for 85 year-old Ophie Tift will be Saturday, October 11, at 11:00 a.m., at the Sorento Baptist Church. Burial will be in New Douglas Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the church. The Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the family.
She was born on November 28, 1928 at Dover, TN the daughter of Newell and Flossie (Powers) Wallace. She married Wilmer W. Tift; he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; Sister, Linda Sue Dowdy; 2 infant sisters; Brothers, Carl Edward Wallace and J.B. Wallace; Grandson, David Lee Stanley; Daughter in law, Chris Tift.
Ophie was a homemaker. She enjoyed yard sales, thrift stores and going out to eat. She was a member of Sorento Baptist Church.
Survivors include: Daughter, Gale (husband, Terry) Pope of Sorento, IL; Sons, Roger Tift of Taylor Springs, IL and Randy (wife, Faye) Tift of New Douglas, IL; 9 Grandchildren; 21 Great Grandchildren; Sister, Evon Whitford of Granite City, IL; Brothers, Otis (wife, Ruthie) Wallace of Decatur, IL and Leon Wallace of Granite City, IL; Special Niece, Debra Dowdy; Many Nieces, Nephews and Friends.