Opal B. Harden, age 84 of Marlin entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 16, 2008. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday December 20, 2008 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Baxley officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 5 until 7 p.m.
Mrs. Harden was born August 27, 1924 in Leonard, Texas to Isaac Milton and Daisy Teague Blanton. She retired in 1986 from the Marlin V.A. Hospital after 42 years of service as chief of ward administration. She was a 47-year resident of Marlin and a member of the Methodist Church. She attended North Texas State University for two years, was a member of the National Association of Federal Retired Employees, Order of Eastern Star, AARP and served as President of Ladies Auxiliary for Little League for 12 years. Opal loved crossword puzzles and to play dominoes. She adored her grandkids. She married Farris W. Harden on September 25, 1944 and he preceded her in death on December 11, 1991.
Sons, Milton Lee Harden and Myron Harden, a brother, Marion Blanton and a sister Vernel Moore also preceded her.
Survivors include her daughters, Regina Stevens of Montgomery, Rhonda Henson of Temple; son, Marcus Harden of Brownsville; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three step grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blanton’s Chapel Church, 905 F.M. 981, Leonard, Texas 75452.
Services were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home in Marlin.