Opal Marie Lebeda, 94, Caldwell: Jan. 15, 1919 – April 30, 2013

first_imgOpal Marie Lebeda, 94, died peacefully in her home in Caldwell on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Opal spent her life in the Renfrow,Okla. and Caldwell area. She was a waitress and served everyone cheerfully and graciously. She retired when Oscar Craig sold his cafe in the early 1970’s. She enjoyed working in her yard and was a huge animal lover, especially kittens. She liked shopping trips to Enid and Blackwell. She also enjoyed Caldwell Bluejay sports and summer softball games which included Corbin hamburgers. Opal was born on January 15, 1919, the first child of Edward Herman and Lillie Mae (French) Werneke at home in Renfrow, Okla.. She attended country school east of Renfrow. Opal married Joe Lebeda Jr. on June 14, 1939 in Enid, Okla.. To this union one daughter was born. The highlight of her life happened in 1963 when she became a grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1980 and her parents.Opal is survived by her daughter, Beverly of Caldwell, her grandson, Rhett Jayroe and wife Roxane, step-granddaughter Rylee and step great grandson Jace all of Oklahoma City, Okla.. Also, her sister Lois Shellhammer of Caldwell, brother Bob Werneke of Renfrow,Okla.. and several neices and nephews.Graveside services will be held Friday, May 3, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Caldwell City Cemetery. Memorials may be given to ASPCA or Wellington Humane Society.To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffermortuary.infoArrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell, Kansas.last_img

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