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Doris C. Wade

December 17, 1943 — October 12, 2022

Doris C. Wade, age 78, of Marion, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at her home in Marion, Illinois.

Doris was born December 17, 1943 in Marion, Illinois, a daughter of Leslie and Zona Marie (Rushing) Barwick. She married Walter D. Wade on September 12, 1972 in Marion, IL. He preceded her in death on August 8, 2018.   

She is survived by six children, Jeffrey A. (Francesca) Hanks of Carlise, PA, Timothy C. (Nova) Hanks of Melissa, TX, Paula J. Reach of Marion, IL, Kimberly K. (Jarrod) Morse of Marion, IL, John C. (Jennifer) Wade of Marion, IL, and Samantha J. (Elijah) Pulley of Creal Springs, IL; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Alice (Corkey) McNeil of Carterville, IL.  She is preceded in death by her spouse Walter D. Wade; her parents, Leslie and Zona Marie Barwick; and four siblings, Dorothy Blumenstock, Mildred Decker, Deanna Boyt, and Charles Barwick. She is also survived by five step-children, Debbie Whitworth, Rick Wade, Tammy Sullivan, Steve Wade, and Sherry Hatton and many grandchildren. 

Doris Wade was one of a kind.  She was an amazing Wife, Mom, Grandmother, Sister, Daughter, and friend.  She and Dean “Johnny” Wade were married for almost 47 years.  She had a beautiful singing voice and spent many years singing country music in bands that she and her husband formed.  She was an avid gardener with a green thumb for bringing the most hopeless plants back to life.  She loved her dogs, Bella and Precious.  She was an avid bird lover as well.  She loved her children and grandchildren dearly and spent many years taking care of them to help out her children.  She was an excellent cook and knew how to get her children to come over by frying chicken and was always ready with a pot of potato soup when they were sick.  She worked outside the home and was most proud of the job she retired from as the dietary cook at Liberty House where she considered all the residents her family.  She will be missed dearly by her family.  Private Graveside Services will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery.  A Celebration of Life gathering will be held for the public from 12-2 pm Saturday October 22nd at the Carterville Community Center.  Flowers should be directed to Rose Hill Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Hospice of Southern IL or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 

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