Clarence Earl WADE

March 19, 1898 ~ January 4, 2002

Mr. Clarence Earl "C. E." Wade passed away Friday, January 4, 2002, at The Mineral Area Regional Medical Center, in Farmington, at the age of 103 years, 9 months & 15 days. He was born March 19, 1898, in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri, to Albert C. & Sarah Cornelia 'Boyd' Wade. Also preceding-in-death were: 2 Brothers, Ralph Wade (on July 3, 1995); Carroll Wade; 1 Granddaughter, Angela Marie Wade & a Special Friend, Wilma Taplin. C.E. was the owner/operator of Farmington Motor Company for years selling Ford automobiles. He was also a lifetime member of DeSoto ELKS Lodge #689 BPOE. SURVIVORS INCLUDE : 2 DAUGHTERS: Geraldine V. (& Pete) Sorensen - of Cameron, MO; Barbara A. (& Jim) Cornelison - of Naperville, IL; 3 SONS: C. Edsel (& Dorothy) Wade - of Farmington; O. Leroy (& Sue) Wade - of Farmington; Donald H. (& Anna Jean) Wade - of Farmington; 74 GRANDCHILDREN; GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN & GREAT, GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. Visitation Sunday, January 6th, 3-9 pm; resuming Monday morning @ 7 am; Funeral Monday, 10 am, at TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Rev. Jay Lacey officiating. Interment at St. Francois Memorial Park Cemetery, rural Bonne Terre. Memorials to: American Cancer Society &/or Donor's Preference.

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  1. When I was a little girl, my father, Leonard Henson, Sr., would take me over to see Mr. Wade and would perch me on Mr. Wade's desk only to be spoiled with ice cream and candy of all kinds. Mr. Wade and his secretary Wilma are both a fond memory of my childhood and I love remembering the times we spent visiting at Ford Motor Company in Farmington on Saturdays. These memories are precious to me as Mr. Wade always treated us with such kindness and he will be missed by many. Bev Henson-Hood daughter of Leonard & Oleta Henson

  2. I didn't know Mr. wade as well as most of you who will visit this site. My Mother helped take care of Mr. Wade for almost 5 years, she is Jean M. Her and Mr. Wade came down to my house a couple times, that was when we had minature horses, he thought those little horses were really something. Mr. Wade was a wonderful person to me, I know him and mom were buddies, and I know she misses him. He lived a long full life, even so, it's still hard to let go of someone, and for those reading this who are close to him, I'm so sorry for your loss. I miss Mr. Wade very much, and will always remember him!

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