Opal Naomi Nicoson Sharp Shetler

Friday, February 21, 2014

Opal Naomi Nicoson Sharp Shetler, 85, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

She was born on June 20, 1928 in Ashboro, Ind., to Basil James Nicoson and Esther Lee Bullerdick Nicoson.

She was a graduate of Ashboro High School.

Opal attended Emmanuel Christian Church in Limedale and had been employed at Clabber Girl in Terre Haute; G.C. Murphy, J.C. Penney, IBM and the DePauw University Union Building, all in Greencastle.

She had been very active in the ladies' Golden Circle Club for several years.

She married Harold Sharp on Sept. 7, 1946, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 1977.

Opal married Robert Shetler on Aug. 4, 1984, and he preceded her in death on April 16, 2006.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Edna May Nicoson and Doris Evelyn Petrowski.

Survivors include her sister, Nora Jean Randle; two sons, Gerald Wayne (Carolyne) Sharp and Roger Leroy (Ursula) Sharp, both of Greencastle; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Pastor Greg Hammond officiating.

Interment will follow at Boone Hutcheson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23 and on Monday one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Memorials in Opal's name may be directed to the charity of one's choice.

Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.BittlesandHurt.com.