Opal Bernice Shouse of Commerce died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, at Eastwood Manor Nursing Home in Commerce. She was 96.

Shouse was born Jan. 23, 1910, in Oronogo, Mo., to Frank and Nancy (Harris) Grayson. She lived in Commerce for the past 91 years.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Easter Star. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce.

She married Polard N. Shouse on July 27, 1929, in Commerce. He survives.

Additional survivors include two sons and their wives, Ivan and Carol Shouse of Commerce and LaVern and Patti Shouse of Miami; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, six brothers and one great-grandson.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Commerce with the Rev. Billy Bissell officiating. Burial will be in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Shouse, Ivan Shouse II, Ron Bryant, James Karleskint, Ben Karleskint and Jacob Karleskint.

Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami.