Shelbyville Daily Union

January 16, 2013

Opal Mildred Cole

McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Opal Mildred Cole


Opal Mildred Cole, 94, of Pana, died Tuesday, January 15, 2013, in Heritage Health - Pana.

She was born February, 23, 1918, daughter of Arthur and Altha Schuyler Lenz. She married Oscar C. Frede. They were later divorced.

She lived in Arizona most of her adult life, returning to Pana in 1986. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, flowers, fishing, and being outdoors. She also walked to McDonald’s everyday.

Surviving are daughters: Donna Aschenbrenner of Pana and Janeane Barror of Assumption; 5 grandchildren: debra Siebert, Daryl Honeycutt, Dawn Elder, Heather Irvine, Holli Roedel; 10 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers: Dean Lenz, Earl Lenz, and Wayne Lenz.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 19, in Grace Cemetery, Strasburg, with Rev. James Elder officiating. Memorials may be made to the Activity Fund at Heritage Health - Pana. McCracken-Dean Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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