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Opal Roots, 90, Campbellsville (1931-2021)

Opal Roots of Campbellsville passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021. She was 90 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmET on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Dr. Dwayne Norman and Rev. Mark Price. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 9amET until the time of service on Sunday at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Opal Roots, daughter of the late Robert Leslie Baumgardner and Ollie Mae Bean Baumgardner, was born March 22, 1931 in Taylor County, Kentucky.

She professed faith in Christ early in life and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church since 1964. She was a strong prayer warrior for all who knew her. She drew her joy of life from faith and family.

She united in marriage to James Earl Roots, June 30, 1951. He preceded her in death September 16, 2015.

Opal is survived by one daughter, Kathy Roots Milby of Campbellsville; two grandchildren: James Morgan Milby of Cincinnati, Ohio and Ariel Milby Young and husband, Grant of Louisville; three great-grandchildren: Julian Atlas Milby, Mya Ellen Young and Zelia Jane Young; one sister, Mildred Rodgers of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by six brothers and one sister: Willie Matt Baumgardner, Leonard Baumgardner, Clarence "Pete" Baumgardner, Herman Baumgardner, David Baumgardner, Louis Baumgardner, and Flossie Bohanon.

Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to Gideon Bibles and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Opal Roots, 90, Campbellsville (1931-2021)

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