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Wilma (McLees) Wade (1964)


Posted By: Mary Welty Hart (email)
Date: 12/23/2005 at 19:54:51

Newspaper Unknown
June 1964

Rites Saturday For Wilma Wade - Former Madison County Recorder Died June 3,1964 in California

Mrs. Wilma Wade, a well-known resident of Winterset during most of her life, died ednesday, June 3, 1964, at a hospital in La Mesa, Calif. She was 78 years of age.

Mrs. Wade was the widow of the late Dr. L. L. Wade, who was a practicing osteophatic physician in Winterset from 1924 until his death in 1940.

She was the former Wilma McLees, daughter of William F. and Rebecca Ann McLees. She was born in Madison County April 5, 1886. She attended school in Winterset, and received her higher education at State Teachers college of Valley City, N. Dak. She taught school in North Dakota until her marriage to Doctor Wade, on Dec. 19, 1913, at Moorhead, Minnesota.

They came to Winterset in 1924. After her husbands death in 1940, Mrs. Wade served 16 years in the Madison County Recorder's office, eight years as deputy and eight years as the recorder. After her retirement from public life she continued to live in Winterset until about three months ago, when she went to California to make her home with her son, Frank Wade, at LaMesa.

She was a life-long member of the United Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the P.E.O the Woman's club, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the W.C.T.U.

One of her sons, Rex R. Wade, was killed in action during World War II while serving in the U. S. Army on the western front in Luxemburg. Two other children also died in infancy.

Surviving are one son, Frank Wade, of La Mesa, Calif., three grandchildren, two great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Jessie Geisler of Valley City, N.D.

Funeral services were held Saturday from Wilson Funeral home in Winterset, in charge of the Rev. John E. Fink, pastor of the First United Presbyterian church of Winterset. Burial was made in the Winterset Cemetery.


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