Opal Terry

December 30, 1955 ~ August 6, 2018 (age 62)

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Opal Terry, age 62, died Monday, August 6, 2018 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville.  Opal was born December 30, 1955 to Alex and Nancy Jane (Handshoe) Terry at Handshoe, Kentucky. She was the youngest of 13 siblings and Opal and her sister, Corine shared the same birthday. She moved to Indiana in 1978 and was known to her friends and co-workers as “Opie”.  Her first job was at the old Lutheran Home on Mitchell Street in Kendallville and retired from Group Dekko in Rome City after 27 years of service.  She loved visiting family and friends, Kentucky basketball, Bluegrass music and pretty flowers.  Opal fought a long, hard battle with cancer over the past 8½ years and she made many friends along the way who were facing the same battle.  With her family caring for her needs, Opal never gave up and she fought hard until the end. 

Survivors include:
Sister, Corine Green of Kendallville.
Sister, Delphia Ramey of Leburn, Kentucky.
Sister, Donna Jean Strange of Kendallville.
Sister, Glenna Manns of Avilla.
Sister, Tina Mae and Dana Bolen of Kendallville.
Brother, Elmer and Ilda Terry of Kendallville.
Brother, Milford and Debra Terry of Kendallville.
Brother, Denzil and Carolyn Terry of Kendallville.
Brother, Delbert Terry of LaGrange.
Brother, Elmine and Sheila Terry of Avilla.
Many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Her precious dog, Smokey.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Raymond Terry; sister, Nella Faye Terry; half brother, Delmer Terry; half sisters, Sadie Adkins and Edith Holifield; brothers-in-law, Duke Ramey, Corbit Green, Donald Strange, and James Manns; nephews, David Lee Bolen, Dwayne Strange, Kenneth Green, Donald Green; nieces, Amy Nicole Terry and Patricia VanAuken. 

Visitation will be held Friday anytime after 2:00 PM at Community Baptist Church on 700 S., Wolcottville.
Funeral services will be Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Community Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Ritchie officiating.
Burial will take place at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville.
Pallbearers will be Milford Terry, Denzil Terry, Delbert Terry, Elmine Terry, Dana Bolen, and Steve Terry with Elmer Terry as an honorary pallbearer. 
Memorial donations may be made to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.
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