Opal Harstine, 94, of Terre Haute, formerly of Clay City, died Friday, June 25, 2004. She had been a patient at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
Born June 12, 1910, in Lewis Township, she was the daughter of Harley and Esta Keller Shidler. She was married to James "Jim" Harstine. They owned and operated the Oliver Implement dealership in Clay City. After Jim passed away in July of 1967, Opal worked at the Windbreaker plant in Brazil, then at Indiana State University in food services. She later worked as a cook and baker in Clay City at Louise's Restaurant, gaining fame for her pies. When Opal retired, she moved to Anthony Square in Terre Haute.
She enjoyed crocheting, quilting and singing in church. She was devoted to her family and friends and was always thoughtful to send birthday cards to all. She was known as Aunt Opal to her extended family.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Terre Haute. In past years she had been active in the Clay City Evangelical United Brethren Church.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Dianne Harstine, of Terre Haute; two granddaughters, Lori Moon and Amy Harstine and a great-granddaughter, Katie Moon, all of Terre Haute; several nieces, nephews and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Juanita Buell; and a brother, Orvall Shidler.
Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Schoppenhorst Funeral Home with the Rev. Bernie Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday, prior to services. Light a candle in her memory at www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com.