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Description: Obituary of Wade, Richard M.

Date: November 11 2009

Newspaper published in: Pittsfield

Page/Column: A3 / 4

Richard M. Wade, 91, a longtime Jacksonville resident currently living in Waverly, died Saturday, November 7, 2009, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

He was born May 22, 1918, in Perry, the son of Charles and Berniece Baker Wade. He married Edna E. Little on Feb. 16, 1941, in Perry and she survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Janice Kay (Francis) Sneeden of Griggsville and Joyce Kathleen (Robert) Grant of Monmouth; one son, Charles Richard (Betty) Wade of Waverly; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, J. Merle Wade of Jacksonville and Donald (Lorine) Wade of Sun City, AZ; and one sister, Dorothy McKinney of Coalgate, OK.

Mr. Wade was a 1937 graduate of Perry High School. He had worked for Anderson-Clayton and for Jacksonville School District #117. Following his retirement he was a driver for the Sr. Citizens Bus. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #1040 in Perry, Harmony Lodge #3 AF & AM, and was a member and Past President of Golden K Kiwanis Club in Jacksonville. Mr. Wade was also a WW II veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Pacific Theatre.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville, with burial at Memorial Lawn Cemetery. The family will meet friends 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home followed by a 7 p.m. Masonic Service. Memorials are suggested to Grace United Methodist Church. Condolences may be left at

Submitted: 11/16/09

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