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; and 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; and sister, Margie Flener.
Due to new COVID-9 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, with Brother Mike Daugherty officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam.
Online condolences may be sent to bevilbrosfuneralhomes.com.