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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Dorothy A. Wade, 89, of Noble Township, Noble County, joined her Lord at 5:14 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Linda, where she had been a resident for the past two years.
She was born Dec. 31, 1922, in Three Oaks, Mich., a daughter of Clarence and Zepha (Nicloy) Barnes.
After graduating from Three Oaks High School in 1940, she attended Spring Arber Junior College and graduated from Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in 1949.
She began her 37-year nursing career at Whitley County Memorial Hospital in 1950, retiring in 1987.
On Jan. 27, 1951, she was united in marriage to Frank Harold Wade, Jr. They always made their home in the Columbia City area. Mr. Wade died Aug. 16, 2008.
Surviving relatives include four children, Barbara (Lonnie) Halsey, Brenda Reynolds, Duane (Teresa) Wade and Linda Bromley, all of Columbia City; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edith Butts of Michigan and Louise Meston of Perry, Ontario, Canada.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, one granddaughter and one grandson.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on June 2 at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 1 to 3 p.m. June 2 at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to Final Expenses, c/o Smith and Sons Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.