Opal Inez Pogue


Birth: January 13th, 1919
Death: March 6th, 2011
Age: 92 years
Residence:Indianapolis
Previous Residence(s):Westmoreland,Tennessee
Survived By: 2 sons; Wayne Pogue (wife Dottie), Ron Pogue (wife Julia), grandchildren; Susan Juergensen, Tom Pogue, Michelle Broyer, Melissa Collier, Matt Pogue and Hank Pogue plus numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also surviving are 3 siblings; Ruth Green, Dorothy Johnson and Hobert Eaton.
Affiliations: Fair Haven Christian Church in Trafalgar, Indiana

OPAL INEZ POGUE (EATON)

 

Opal Inez Pogue (Eaton) passed on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Westminster Village North in Indianapolis, Indiana at the age of 92.  Opal was born on January 13, 1919 to William (Will) Eaton and Anna (Anner) Carter in Scottsville, Kentucky.  She grew up in Westmoreland Tennessee and married William (Bill) Pogue on June 4, 1946 in Indianapolis, Indiana who precedes her in death in 1988.

 

Survivors include 2 sons; Wayne Pogue (wife Dottie), Ron Pogue (wife Julia), grandchildren; Susan Juergensen, Tom Pogue, Michelle Broyer, Melissa Collier, Matt Pogue and Hank Pogue plus numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also surviving are 3 siblings; Ruth Green, Dorothy Johnson and Hobert Eaton.

 

 

She is preceded in death by a daughter Marilyn Kay Pogue, one stillborn child, and siblings; Alline Phillips, Herman Eaton, Myrtle Dickerson, Norman Eaton, Harold Eaton and Bessie Eaton.

 

Opal worked on the “Blue Line” at International Harvester on the southeast side of Indianapolis as part of the war effort during WWII.  After the war ended, she worked in the cafeteria where she met her husband Bill.  After their marriage, she lived in Indianapolis and Franklin, and then moved to a small farm adjacent to her mother-in-law, Lillie Bell Pogue Teeters, located west of Nineveh, Indiana.  Opal was the loving caregiver for her husband Bill’s 15 year fight with Parkinson Disease that ultimately called him home in 1988. During this time they lived in Greenwood, Indiana.

 

Opal next moved to Franklin Park Village and then learned to drive for the first time at age 69. This new freedom allowed her to volunteer at Johnson County Memorial Hospital for the next 12 years.  She received special recognition for her many thousands of hours of volunteer service.  She became friends with a special group of people at the Hospital and at Franklin Park Village.

 

Opal then moved to Westminster Village North in March 2000.  She spent her final years with the excellent caregivers there.

 

Opal was a baptized member of Fair Haven Christian Church in Trafalgar, Indiana.  Senior Minister Jeff Johnson of Fair Haven Christian Church will preside at services.

 

Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M., Friday, March 11, 2011 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. Greenwood.  (317-881-2514).

 

Services will be at 11 A.M., Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the funeral home.

 

Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, 620 W Main Street, Greenwood, Indiana.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association - Greater Indiana Chapter - 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

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