Opal Shedd-Millard Opal Shedd - Millard 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, February 11, 2013. She was born on Feb. 23, 1925 in Stotesbury, MO, the daughter of Charles and Martha (Bowman) Auer. Her family moved to Tekonsha, MI in 1932 when Opal was seven years old. Opal graduated from Tekonsha High School. In 1944 she married Clyde (Jack) Shedd Jr. From this union, three sons were born: Jerry, Keith and David. Jerry drowned in Wilder Lake on their family farm in 1971. Opal's husband, Jack, went to be with his Lord in 1990. In 1996, Opal married Joseph Millard. Joe went to be with his Savior in 2005. Opal was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Tekonsha having served as head of the social committee, Sunday School teacher and Deaconess. Surviving are two sons: Keith Shedd of Tekonsha and David (Judy) Shedd of Marshall; six grandchildren: James, Terry (Katrina), Rob (Julie), Angela, Melissa and Matthew Shedd; and six great grandchildren; one nephew, Kenneth (Cindy) May of Traverse City, MI; and two nieces: Jewell (David) Palmer of Marshall and Gwyn (Jon) Hartman of Florida. Opal was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Martha Auer; her husband Clyde (Jack) Shedd, husband Joseph Millard; son Jerry Shedd and two sisters Hazel Randall and Mildred May. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Tekonsha. Funeral services will be Friday Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Tekonsha. Pastor Brandon Crawford will officiate. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Tekonsha. Memorial contributions may be given to the First Baptist Church of Tekonsha. You may leave an online tribute by visiting www.putnamfuneralhome.com The family was assisted by Putnam's of Tekonsha 517-767-4114, Tekonsha, MI
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Feb. 13, 2013