March 15, 1939 ~ December 1, 2020 (age 81)


Morgantown- Opal E. Shields, 81, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at her home.  She was born in Butler County on March 15, 1939, daughter of the late Ellis and Lelia Gidcumb Hudnall. 

Opal was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed reading, making blankets and cross stitching.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lanny Ross Shields; sisters Hazel Hudnall, Dorsie Lewis and Mary Frances Riley; nephew Barry Riley; nieces Vonnie Thomason and Connie Riley.

Survivors include her loving companion Wendell Embry; sons Lanny Dale (Stephanie) Shields and Charles Shields; daughter Sherry (Stan) Johnson; granddaughters Jessica (Ricky) Burns, Samantha (Johnathan) Epley, Brandy (Stuart) Cook, Shawna (Erik) Flener and Tabatha (Chad) Long; great grandchildren Addison Burns, Liam Burns, Jackson Epley, Emma Cook, Ian Heins, Abigail Oakley,  Braxton Oakley, Joseph Oakley, Trey Hall and Kaelyn Long;  sister Margie Flener.

Due to new Covid restrictions a private funeral service will be held at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Bro. Mike Daugherty officiating.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

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