Opal Wheeler Wells

   Opal Wheeler Wells 90, of Ashland passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Boyd County Nursing and Rehab Center.

   Opal was born August 30, 1930 in Blaine, Kentucky to the late Ossie and Nora Wheeler.

   In addition to her parents, Opal was preceded in her death by her loving husband of 61 years Leonard Wells in 2015; and three brothers Alvin Wheeler, Ralph Wheeler and Marion Wheeler.

   Opal loved to work in her flower gardens. She was a super cook and enjoyed cooking for family and friends and in her spare time, enjoyed singing and playing guitar.

   Opal leaves behind her loving son Joe Wells (Leisha) of Ashland; two brothers: Lowell Wheeler (Shirley) of Louisa and Harold Wheeler (Sherry) of Virginia; two sisters: Jean Doty of Louisa and Mable Bond (Gilbert) of Virginia; three grandsons: Ryan Smith (Beth) of Ashland, Brett Wells (Jeni) of Greenup and Nicholas Wells Ashland; along with a host of extended family and friends.

   Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 16 at Kentucky Veteran Cemetery Northeast with Donald Wells officiating.

   Caniff Funeral Home has been entrusted with the services.

   The family will accept flowers to honor Opal’s memory or you may also make donations in Opal’s memory to defray funeral expenses C/O Caniff Funeral Home 528 Wheatley Road. Ashland, KY 41101.

   Online condolences may be left at canifffuneralhome.com


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