Opal M. Herndon
August 23, 1926  -  September 26, 2017

Opal M. Herndon

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Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors
510 N. Main St.
Panhandle, TX  79068
Thursday, September 28, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Celebration of Life
First United Methodist ChurchPanhandle
600 Main
Panhandle, TX  79068
Friday, September 29, 2017
3:00 pm
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Panhandle Cemetery
East 6th. Street
Panhandle, TX  79068
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Square House Museum
PO Box 276
Panhandle, TX  79068

Funeral services are scheduled at 3:00 pm Friday, September 29th for Opal Calliham Herndon at First United Methodist Church in Panhandle, Texas. A lifelong resident of Carson County, Opal was born August 23rd,1926, the sixth of seven children born to Ray and Ida Calliham in Conway, Texas. Opal attended grade school in Conway and graduated Valedictorian from Panhandle High School in 1944. She married C.W. (Gabe) Herndon on October 6, 1946, at the Conway Community Church. She was longtime member of the First Christian Church of Panhandle where she served as the organist for forty years. She was most recently a member of the Trinity Church of Panhandle. She will be remembered as an example of Christian faith and selfless service. She was proceeded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters and her husband. She is survived by her son Hal and wife, Benetta, of Panhandle, TX, her daughter Lynelle Mackechnie and husband, Tom, of Grady, NM and daughter Lisa Klett and husband, Wes, of College Station, TX along with her younger brother, Max Calliham of Lake Quivira, KS. Also, she was blessed with three grandchildren, Adam Klett and wife Erin, Jason Klett, and Shelby Klett and one great granddaughter, Abigail Klett.
The family requests memorials be sent to the Conway Community Church in care of the Square House Museum, Box 276, Panhandle, Texas.


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  1. Suzi and Ali Miller
    Amarillo, TX

    We had great respect for your mom. She was a great lady. You all took such special care of her and we know that she wil be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Sending our love to all of you.

  2. Barbara Scheller
    Panhandle, TX

    Prayers for family and friends! Waylon and Barbara

  3. Gary and Judy Woods

    Opal was such an open and loving person to us. She was a great example of Jesus love. She will be missed, but we will be reunited

  4. Kim Kuehler
    Panhandle, TX

    Such a sweet lady. Prayers for all.

  5. Christle Brown
    Panhandle, TX

    Lifting you all up in prayer. She was such a wonderful Godly woman.

    Kevin and Christle Brown

  6. Peggy Crow
    Panhandle, TX

    Herndon Family, your Mother certainly has been such a lovely example of a Christian and loving Mother. May God fill each of your hearts with sweet memories and provide you his peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  7. David & Sharon Fox
    Fairfield, TX

    Hal, just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Barbara Cosper
    Panhandle, TX

    So sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful lady. My prayers are with you all .

  9. Robbie Hicks
    Amarillo, TX

    Dear Lisa, Lynelle, Hal and family
    I am so sorry for your loss. Opal was a wonderful woman and I have many fond memories of her. I pray that you have peace and know that she was loved by so many.
    Love you
    Robbie Hicks

  10. Danita Lancaster
    Amarillo, TX

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