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Opal Mae Pinto, 94, Columbia, KY (1926-2020)

Opal Mae Smith Pinto of Columbia passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020 at her residence. She was 94 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 11amCT on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Elbert Hadley officiating. Burial will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Friday from 3pmCT until 8pmCT, and will continue on Saturday morning until time for the service. For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and The Healthy at Work Guidelines.

Born April 10, 1926, in Adair County she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Bertha Stotts Smith and wife of the late Joe Pinto.

Mrs. Pinto was a member of the Hadley Community Church and loved flower gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by eight children Bob Hinz (Diana) of Florida, Marilyn Bachoe (Charles) Darien, IL, John Rich (Marge) of Lombard, IL, Ralph Rich (Sharon) of Plainfield, IL, Brenda Johnson (Carl) of Plainfield, IL, Joanne Leonard (Michael) of Elmhurst, IL, Donna Cavazos (Robert) of Plainfield, IL and Mary Gilliam (Steve) of Columbia, KY; a daughter-in-law Debbie Hinz of Lagrange, IL; 30 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren (1 on the way) and 1 great great-grandchildren; three siblings Carolyn Benningfield of Campbellsville, Ernestine Bennett and Ralph Smith both of Columbia; several nieces, nephews, friend and other relatives also survive.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son Richard Hinz and three siblings Thelma Spoon, Hubert Smith and Verbia Bennecke.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Opal Mae Pinto, 94, Columbia, KY (1926-2020)

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