Obituary for Opal L. Shepard Poe


Opal L. Shepard Poe

Opal L. Shepard Poe, 86 of Warsaw, Indiana passed away at 8:00 pm Wednesday, May 6, 2015 in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Indiana.

In June 18, 1928, Opal was born in Viper, Kentucky to Benton and Katy (Adams) Reynolds. She was united in marriage to Jasper Shepard in 1949, who preceded her in death in 1999. She then married James E. Poe in 2005, who preceded her in death in 2011.

Opal moved to Warsaw in 1988, from Dade City, Florida. She was a member of Lighthouse Ministries and Living Hope Ministries, Warsaw.

Opal is survived by three daughters, Katie Alvarez, Warsaw, Rebecca Shepherd, Warsaw and Phyllis (and spouse Rick) Gibson, North Webster; three sons, Elbert Clay Shepard, Warsaw, Jasper Paul (and spouse Dewanda) Shepard Jr., Pensacola, Florida and George Eugene (and spouse Grace) Shepard, Silver Lake; two brothers, Butler Reynolds, Hazard, Kentucky and R.B. Reynolds, Hazard, Kentucky; three sisters, Mary Reynolds, Knox, Betty Hatcher, Oswego and Kathy Hatcher, Warsaw; twenty four grandchildren and forty two great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers and one grandson.

A funeral service will be a 12:00 noon Monday, May 11, 2015 in Living Hope Ministries, Warsaw with Pastor Lewis Wedstel Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.

Visitation hours will be from 10:00 – 12:00 noon, Monday, May 11, 2015 at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poe Family, C/o McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw, Indiana 46580.



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