Roxie Wade, 85

Roxie Pearl Wade, 85, of Wabash, died at 9:25 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at Parkview Wabash Hospital. 

She was born April 27, 1933, in Elkhart, to Kenneth McNeely and Wilma (Moore) Heaps.

She married Paul Wade in Wabash on Feb. 15, 1958; he died Jan. 3, 1990. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Elks Lodge, and the American Legion Auxiliary, all of Wabash. She enjoyed shopping, sewing, and working crafts.

She is survived by two children, Connie (Louis) Noirot and Jerome "Jerry" (Tammy) Wade, both of Wabash; six grandchildren, Jony (Brian) Watkins of Lebanon, Tenn., Ben (April) Mota, Saul (Megan) Mota, Joshua (Chasity) Mota, Andrea (Denver) Brown and Amanda Langston, all of Wabash; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Carol (Jack) Holsworth of Tavares, Fla., Cheryl (Steve) Schanz of Topeka, Kan., and Gloria (Ray) Watts of Culver. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Brenda Wade, and four brothers.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Brad Eckerley officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for Roxie may be signed at

Posted on 2018 Oct 09