Opal Marie (Shepherd) Johnson

Opal Marie (Shepherd) Johnson, 96, of New Castle, formerly of the Ogden-Knightstown area, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at her home in New Castle. She was born Nov. 27, 1914, in Dupont, Jennings County, Ind., a daughter of the late William Franklin and Nettie Brooks (Andres) Shepherd.

Survivors include her children, Ethlyn Beth Applegate of New Castle and James A. (Linda) Johnson of Greenfield; eight grandchildren; several great and great-great grandchildren; sisters, Leta Stout of Wanamaker and Syrena Turner of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Larry Wayne Johnson and Jerry L. Johnson; sisters, Ruby Fisher and Mabel McGuire; brothers, Arthur, Frank, Harley and Lloyd Shepherd; and one great-grandson.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of services at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor Carolyn Stoten of the Ogden Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at the South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin.

Online condolences may be shared at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com.