Marjorie P. Wade, 91, Iola, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Labette Health Care in Parsons.
Marjorie was born Oct. 19, 1921, in Iola, the daughter of Harley and Naomi Magdalene (Keele) Prentice. She grew up in Iola, where she has made her home most of her life.
She married Marvin Conner and they had one daughter before they divorced. Marjorie and Howard Loudabarger were married and had three children and later divorced. On Jan. 24, 1973, she and A. Marion Wade were married in Iola and he preceded her in death Oct. 31, 2008.
Marjorie worked as a unit clerk at Allen County Hospital for many years before retiring. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and painting. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Iola.
She is survived by four children, Sandra Thompson and husband Darrell, Iola, Lonnie Loudabarger and wife Beth, Mansfield, Texas, Jeanine Merriman and husband Gary, Coos Bay, Ore., and Lana Russell and husband Bill, Osawatomie; six step-children, James Wade and wife Donna, Holden, Mo., Kenneth Wade, Chanute, Terry Wade and wife Nellie, Lawrence, Loretta Fretz, Dalhart, Texas, Patricia Riebel and husband Dale, Humboldt, and Cindy Brooks, St. Paul, Minn.; one brother, Jim Prentice, Lawrence; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren and 20 step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Don Prentice and Gary Dalton
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Iola. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorial choice is First Baptist Church and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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