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Born in Alexandria, Indiana on Feb. 1, 1930
Departed on Aug. 22, 2017 and resided in Alexandria, IN.
Service: Private Service

ALEXANDRIA, IN-Opal E. Shepard, 87, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in the Summit Convalescent Center, Summitville, following an extended illness.

She was born on February 1, 1930 in Alexandria and has lived here her lifetime. She devoted her life to lovingly raising her family and grandchildren. Opal was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria where she was an active volunteer. She loved to cook for her family and friends and enjoyed word search puzzles.

3 Daughters-Linda Mays, Pam Fuson and Deb (Butch) Tomlinson
2 Sons-Rick Dalton and Mike (Elisa) Stanley
Grandchildren-Ty Dalton, Tabitha Lehman, Adam (Kerri) Fuson, Lacy Stanley, Dustin Stanley
Brother-Bud (Faye) Beemer
Several great-grandchildren
Nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her mother, Beulah Weed Beemer, Husband-Howard "Sam" Shepard, 2 Brothers-Phil Beemer, James Beemer

At Opal's request, private family services were conducted by Owens Funeral Home in Alexandria with interment at Vinson Memorial Cemetery in Summitville. Father Dan Duff officiated.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Building Fund of St. Mary's Catholic Church, 820 West Madison Street, Alexandria, IN 46001.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff and caregivers at Summit Convalescent Center for their kind and compassionate care of Opal and our family.


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