Obituary for Opal "Frances" Harrington

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Opal "Frances" Harrington

July 5, 1929 - April 19, 2016

Opal Frances (Campbell) Harrington, age 86, entered into her Heavenly Home on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from the Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville. She was a resident of Brown County and formerly of Mooresville.

Frances was born in Ashland, Oklahoma on July 5, 1929, to the late, Everett and Arvie (Heath) Campbell. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. Frances cherished being a devoted preacher’s wife of 71 years to the Rev. Samuel R. “Sam” Harrington, whom she married on July 2, 1945 in Wilburton, Oklahoma. He loving survives.

Frances is also survived by her children, Jerry R. (Carolyn) Harrington of Brooksville, Florida and Betty J. (William Lafe Jr.) McClelland of Brown County; grandchildren, Jo Ann (Shannon) Boston, Sarah (Chip) Clark, Sherry (Scott) Shuler, William McClelland III , Kelli (Robert) Cliff and Marque (Katharine) Israel; eleven great grandchildren (Clayton Harrington, Carissa Harrington, Quenton Boston, Brandon Boston, Savannah Israel, Kimberly Israel, Whitney Clark, Heidi Cliff, Shannon Cliff, Samuel Shuler, and Gabrielle Shuler) and one great great grandchild (Payton Harrington).

She was preceded in death by siblings, Juanita McCloud and Troy E. Campbell; and a her grandson, Richard E. Harrington.

Frances was an active member of the Neighborhood Church of God in Brown County, where she loved her church family and going on mission trips to several countries throughout Central & South America. Frances was a former member of the Brooklyn Church of God. She enjoyed cooking, tending to her flower gardens, and time spent with her family.

The Revs. Charles Justice and Jim Albertson will conduct a funeral service at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at White Lick Cemetery in Mooresville.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Frances to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201 or Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

Condolences may be made to the Harrington family at

Information: (812) 597-4670.To view her tribute video, you can link directly to the video hosted on our white-labeled site:

Frances’ Tribute Video



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Born: July 5, 1929
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Angel Coffey posted on 1/1/00

I have known Francis for 37 yrs & my heart goes out to Sam & the rest of the Harrington family I know that Francis is free of pain at last & is now resting in the arms of the Lord


Christie McCloud Borders posted on 1/1/00

I am sorry for the loss of Aunt Frances, and my heart is filled with emotion and prayers for those so close to her. I have fond memories of childhood filled with extended family and am so thankful to have had such strong examples like Aunt Frances and my own grandmother, Juanita, showing us the power of family, love, and faith. I am truly blessed. Please know, you all are in my prayers. Love Christie McCloud Borders


thomas hill posted on 1/1/00

Frances, you were such an angel in my life in so many ways. Your gentle smile and kind ways will never be forgotten. You now can rest without pain or discomfort in the arms of our Lord and Savior. Love You. Thomas Hill


Tim, Jessica, & family Street posted on 1/1/00

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Francis was one of the kindest people we've had the pleasure of knowing and always treated us like family. There is comfort in knowing she's gone to be with Jesus where there is no more suffering, only love. Love, The Street Family