Opal P. Caudill
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Opal P. Caudill
  • November 14, 1920 - March 22, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Opal P. Caudill, 96, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Kingston Care Center. She was born November 14, 1920 in Wayland, Kentucky to the late Charles and Myrtle (Parsley) Blankenship. She worked as a homemaker and was a seamstress to over 200 people in her 80+ years of sewing. She was a member of Three Rivers Wesleyan Church. Through city churches she was very involved in making denim quilts for homeless veterans at the Shepherd's House, making backpacks for kids through Hope Alive, and lap blankets for cancer patients. Surviving are her children, Phillip R. (Janie) Caudill of Port Charlotte, FL, Charles E. (Patricia) Caudill of Austin, TX, Nancy C. (James) Freeman of Albion, IN, Brenda K. Jump of Fort Wayne and Deborah L. (Donald) Kennedy of Fort Wayne; 17 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; one great great grandson; brother, Charles (Pauline) Blankenship of Charlotte, NC; sister, Avanelle (Pat - Deceased) Quisenberry of Clothier, WV; and sister in law, Maxine (Leon - Deceased) Fitch. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Little Caudill; granddaughter, Kimberly; brother, George Paris Blankenship; and sisters, Ethel Ramey and Ella Mae Wray. Funeral Service will be Monday, March 27, 2017 at 2 PM at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 6750 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Northeast Indiana Honor Flight.