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Evelyn E. Wade

October 23, 2012
The Marietta Times

Evelyn E. Wade passed away peacefully Sunday (Oct. 21, 2012).

She was born in Vincent, Ohio, on Aug. 13, 1917, the middle child of the late Viola Shaw Thompson and Orville E. Thompson. She was a 1935 graduate of Vincent High School and attended Mountain State College. Evelyn was a charter member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where she served for many years. She and her husband, Jack, were in charge of the church food pantry for 12 years and taught Sunday School for many years. Evelyn was an avid football fan and card player. She had a long and diverse work career. She was beloved by many.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, H. Jack Wade, who died March 31, 1998; one sister, Mildred Smith of Philippi, West Virginia; and three brothers, Clarence, Clealon and Chester Thompson, all of Orlando, Florida.

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She is survived by three daughters, Marcia and Gary Fisher of Marietta; Susan and Jeffrey Young, of Staunton, Virginia, and Bonnie and Alfred Scalia of Elkins, West Virginia; four grandchildren, Jennifer and Chris Woods, Brian Scalia, Kate and Evan Staggs, and Wesley Young; two step-grandsons, Jason and Shuri Fisher and Ryan Fisher; two step great-granddaughters, Tyler and Jordon Fisher; and three sisters-in-law, Helen Thompson, Corinne Wade and Eunice Thompson.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 25, 2012) at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Parkersburg. Visitation will be Wednesday, 2 to 8 p.m. at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg, and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church.

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