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Opal Louise Lovelace

Opal Louise Lovelace, 92, of Madison, formerly of Morgantown, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Hickory Creek at Madison.

The daughter of Manfred C. and Bessie A. Glidden Smith, Opal was born Oct. 12, 1920, in Martinsville.

A licensed practical nurse for 15 years, retiring in 1980, Opal worked in the nursery of Johnson Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Morgantown Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Morgantown Chapter No. 579, and the Morgantown Rebekahs.

She loved painting, quilting and making cane baskets.

Opal is survived by two children, Tom L. (Lynn) Lovelace of Indianapolis and Phoebe L. Sewell of Greenwood; a sister, Veda F. Smith of Tampa, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Besides her parents, Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph R. Lovelace, whom she married on July 19, 1942; two sons, Paul and Sam Lovelace; five brothers; and one sister.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Road 135, Greenwood. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Information: www.forestlawncemetery-fh.com.

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