St. Marys - Opal M. Redden Miracle Ballard, 102, formerly of Belle Center, died at 11:35 p.m. May 3, 2010, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born Jan. 5, 1908, in Logan County to Levi and Oro McAlexandria Harrod. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Milton Redden, Frank Miracle and Wesley Ballard.
Mrs. Ballard was a homemaker and had owned and operated Opal’s Beauty Salon, Belle Center, for 25 years. She was a member of New Knoxville United Methodist Church, New Knoxville, and had been a member of Belle Center United Methodist Church, Belle Center, where she had been a member of the choir and a Sunday school teacher. She was a 65-year member of Hannah Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Belle Center. She enjoyed crafts and playing cards. She had also lived in Fort Myers, Fla.
Survivors include two children, Eugene (Marilyn) Redden, of Findlay, and Onda Schultz, of Wapakoneta; three grandchildren, Linda (Bob) Harrison, Vicki (Gregg) Chatelain and Dale Redden; four great-grandchildren, Keira Forney, Nicholas Harrison, Tyler Redden and Jessica Chatelain; a stepson, Dale (Rose) Miracle, of Morton, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Betty Miracle; and several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Kermit Schultz; two grandsons, Douglas and Stephen Schultz; a stepson, Don Miracle; a stepdaughter, Doris (George) Thompson; and seven siblings, Pearl Getts, Grace Groves and Bryan, Carl, Frank, Claude and Woodrow Harrod.
Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Otterbein Care Center, St. Marys. Pastor Dennis Gaertner and Chaplain Carol Sainey will officiate. A second service will begin at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Belle Center United Methodist Church, Belle Center. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Belle Center.
Friends may call from one hour prior to services Friday at the care center and at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the activities fund at Otterbein Care Center or to New Knoxville United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.bayliffandeleyfh.com.
Arrangements are by Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.