OBITUARY

Opal Smedley

February 10, 1928May 14, 2018

Opal Smedley, age 90, of Lafayette, Indiana, went to be with the Lord on May 14, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents Bill & Mandy Stamper; husband, J.D. Smedley; daughter, Judie Rhodes; and a grandson Joey Saksa. Opal is survived by her children, James Jr., Tom (JoAnn), Bill (Jamie), Dave, Brian Smedley, Barb Harrison, Amanda (Bob) Saksa and Melissa (Deron) White; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Opal was born in 1928 in Sergent, Ky. In 1948 she married J.D. Smedley in Millstone, KY. and they had 9 children. She was devoted to her husband, her children, and the Lord, and was loved by all who knew her. Visitation will be Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, and resume from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (8178 Cline Ave.; Crown Point, IN 46307). Friends may gather again from 10:00 am until the time of her funeral at 11:00 am, Friday, May 18, 2018 with Pastor Jerry Martin officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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  • Opal Smedley, age 90, of Lafayette, Indiana, went to be with the Lord on May 14, 2018.
    She was preceded in death by her parents Bill & Mandy Stamper; husband, J.D. Smedley; daughter, Judie Rhodes; and a grandson Joey Saksa.
    Opal is survived by her children, James Jr., Tom (JoAnn), Bill (Jamie), Dave, Brian Smedley, Barb Harrison, Amanda (Bob) Saksa and Melissa (Deron) White; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 18, 2018
REMEMBERING

Opal Smedley

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Tiffany Harrison

May 17, 2018

Grandma,
You always made me feel so loved when I was with you. Whether it was making something to eat that you knew I liked, spending the day with me watching Highway to Heaven or just talking on the porch by your flowers. I'm so blessed to have you as my grandma and that my boys were able to spend time with you and feel the same love I always did. You are so loved and Lord knows we will miss you but we'll see you again in heaven. Love you always!

Denise Post (Ferguson)

May 17, 2018

I loved being around Mrs. Smedley. She was the most Christlike woman I ever met. She always offered an encouraging word and warm smile. She made me feel welcome in her home and fed me many times. My favorite thing she served was her homemade fudge. I loved to hear her laugh and talk about her relationship with the Lord.

She is leaving behind a legacy that is unmatched. I strive to be a Godly woman like her.

To Missy and the rest of the family, you have my deepest condolences.

Darlene Woodruff

May 16, 2018

From your friends at M.T.D-
Prayers go out to you Barb, and your family during your time of loss.
John 14:1-3
Let not your hearts be troubled.
Believe in God: believe also in me.
In my father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that were I am you may be also.

With Love,
From your friends at
M.T.D

Michelle Eberly

May 15, 2018

I loved that every Saterday night when my best friend would spend the night that Grandma would make fudge. She would make a little more than usual and give us our own plate to share because her fudge didn’t last very long. If any of her Adult children stopped by it was gone. Everyone loved it and her homemade donuts too. She made everything with love.

FROM THE FAMILY