Opal Mae Campbell of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born August 7, 1934 in Stratford, Oklahoma to Samuel Loyde and Lora (Jones) Wood. She was peacefully reunited with our Lord and Savior on February 24th, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was 84 years old.
She was raised in rural Stratford, Oklahoma and attended Yeager Community School house and graduated from Stratford High School in 1952. She attended college at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. On December 22, 1954 she married Kenneth Doyle Campbell Sr. at the Paul and Pine Church of Christ in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. Kenneth and Opal were blessed to share 50+ years of marriage together.
As a young woman, Opal began her career in Garvin County as an abstractor under Judge Haskell Paul. In 1974 she accepted a position with the State of Oklahoma as a Social Worker in Garvin County where she specialized in nursing home and geriatric care financial assistance. Opal loved her clients and co-workers, many of whom are still considered family. She retired after 30+ years with honors from the department.
Opal adored her family and friends. She was one of the most genuine and kind natured spirits. She was a true lover of the farm and ranching life enjoyed by her family over many generations, especially during calving season. An avid genealogist and family historian, Opal diligently researched and documented each detail, of each family member so that we all could share in the stories. She was a meticulous seamstress, a true green thumb gardener, and a collector of tea sets and recipe books. If asked however, she would say her favorite of all time spent was that with her six grandchildren. From ballgames to FFA stock shows, to dance recitals, to long weekends on the farm, the grands were Opal and Kenneth's true heaven on earth.
She was preceded in death by her parents Samuel Loyde and Lora (Jones) Wood, her beloved husband, Kenneth D. Campbell Sr., brothers Wallace Wood, J.B. Wood and Sammie Wood, and sisters Juanita Wood Nabors and Lora Etta Wood Drake.
Surviving family include her son, Kenneth Campbell Jr. and wife Phileen, of Stratford, OK; daughter Tami Campbell Gaden, and husband Corey Nicholas of Pauls Valley, OK; brother Billy Don Wood and wife Peggy of Stratford; and Sister-In-Law Patsy Wood also of Stratford, OK. Her Grandchildren, Jake Gaden and wife Emily, of Edmond, Oklahoma; Kale Gaden and wife Gianna of Oklahoma City ,OK, Tyler Nicholas of Anchorage, AK, Kendal Nicholas, Tulsa, OK, Cruz VillaFranco of Ada, OK and Abbi Beth Nicholas of Stillwater, OK, as well as a host of nieces and nephews, and her very special friend since 1st grade, Ms. JoAnn Ballard, of Ada, OK.
Pallbearers will be Opal's nephews, Calvin Wood, Eldon Wood, Mike Wood, Jeff Wood, David Wood and Ricky Wood. Honorary Pallbearers are Darryl Wood, Galen Wood and Brian Wood.
The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Susan Jones and the incredible nurses and staff of Alpha Hospice, formerly Valley Hospice, Pauls Valley, OK.
A time of visitation and fellowship for family and friends will be Wednesday evening from 4:00pm until 6:00 pm at the Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home in Pauls Valley.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 10:30 am at Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Bill Jones. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home.
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