WADE, Marjorie E. (Messenger)
Funeral Mass for Marjorie E. "Madge" Wade, 92, Lawton, will be 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Kirk Larkin, pastor, Holy Family Catholic Church, serving as celebrant and the Rev. John Wade as con-celebrant. The rosary with the family will be held at 6:30 p.m. and a wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Mrs. Wade died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, in Lawton. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery under direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home. She was born March 25, 1916, in Lawton, to John S. "Jack" and Bertha Elizabeth Sanders Messenger. She grew up in Lawton and graduated from Lawton High School. After her high school graduation, she attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Oklahoma. She married Charles E. "Charley" Wade on Feb. 11, 1939, in Lawton. They enjoyed more than 55 years of marriage until his death on Feb. 5, 1995. Mrs. Wade was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, a member of the Ladies Guild of Holy Family and was very active in the yearly Christmas bazaar. She was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She was one of the first women to be appointed as a Eucharist minister at Holy Family. She served as a church lector for over 35 years. She was a member of the Archdioceses Council of Catholic Women and served as Family Life Chairman for several years. After her husband, Charley, was ordained a deacon in the first class of lay deacons in the Oklahoma City archdiocese, she was active in his deacon work to include giving pre-marriage instruction to many couples in the parish. She was active in the Lawton League of Women's Voters acting as its Human Relations Chairman. She served as vice-chairman of the Mobile Meals Board and served on the board of the YMCA. She served on the Cameron Campus Ministry Board for over 20 years and was named the first member emeritus of the board in 1994. She served as a member of the first City of Lawton Personnel Review Board. In 1998, she was awarded the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (for the church and the Pontiff) medal by the Archbishop of the Diocese of Oklahoma City. Survivors include 10 sons and their spouses: Chuck and Sarah Wade, Mike and Pat Wade, Joe and Carol Wade, Bill and Deborah Wade, John and Kathy Wade, Tom Wade, Jerry and Carla Wade, Jeff and Becky Wade, Tim Wade, Danny Wade; three daughters and their spouses: Mary and Jesse Eppler, Ann and Bill Farris, Jane and Pat Henry; 29 grandchildren: Diana Clark, Missy Choate, Chad Wade, Mike Wade Jr., Amy Wade, Jady Wade, Brendon Wade, Chesley Wade, Stephanie Giorgio, Bill Wade Jr., Brian Wade, Kelly Wade, Jason Eppler, Beth Eppler, Michelle Wagoner, Kimberly Gardner, Tiffany Wade, Meghann Delong, Tanner Wade, Katie Wade, Kody Wade, Courtney Wade, Lauren Wade, Natalie Wade, Jake Wade, Alec Henry, Caitlin Henry, Jack Henry and Brock Henry; and 10 great-grandchildren: Lauren Clark, Mckenzie Choate, Zachary Wade, Nicholas Wade, Charli Keck, Joey Keck, Madge Giorgio, Hailey Wade, Hailey Wagoner, Kenli Wade. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a sister Mary Sue Zook. Memorial contributions may be made to Jesuit Mission Bureau for the use of Rev. Patricio Wade, S.J., 4517 W. Pine Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108-2101 and the Holy Family Catholic Church, 1010 N.W. 82nd Street, Lawton 73505. An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at grayfuneral.com.