Mildred K. "Millie" (Behrens) Wade

Born: Thu., Oct. 20, 1932
Died: Sat., May 3, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., May 06, 2014
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Wed., May 07, 2014
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Mildred K. "Millie" Wade, 81, of St. Peters, Missouri, formerly of Quincy, died at 6:07 p.m. Saturday (May 3, 2014) in Garden View Nursing Home in O'Fallon, Missouri.

   Born October 20, 1932 in Clayton, Illinois, Millie was the daughter of John and Lena Paben Behrens. She married Hoover L. Wade on June 30, 1951 in Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden, Illinois. He survives.

   An avid Quincy Blue Devil basketball fan, Millie also enjoyed making afghans for her family and friends and her many flowers, as well as yearly fishing trips to Minnesota. Millie's greatest enjoyment was following her grandson's many sporting activities.

   Mrs. Wade was employed at Monroe Chemical for 9 years and then at Harris Corp. for 23 years. She retired in 1987.
   Survivors include her husband, Hoover; a daughter, Sheila A. Wade of St. Peters, MO; a grandson, Justin L. Hayden of St. Peters, MO; four step grandchildren, Caprice Gronemyer (Jimmy), Kevin Hayden, Jr., Maryssa Jones and Mariah Jones all of St. Charles, MO; two step great grandsons, Kevin Hayden III and Colton Gronemyer both of St. Charles, MO ; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Wade was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Gaylord "Gale" Behrens; and a sister in infancy, Kate Grace Behrens.

   Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by the Rev. Ivan Greuter. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park.

   Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Wednesday morning untl the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church or the charity of the donor's choice.

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Don and Wanda O'Hara
   Posted Mon May 05, 2014
Dear Hoover and Sheila and Justin.
You have a deepest sympathy. Always enjoyed visiting with Millie.

God Bless and Love,
Don and Wanda O'Hara

Tyger Hill
   Posted Mon May 05, 2014
Sheila & Justin,
I'm deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your mom / grandma. I'll be praying for you and Hoover during this time.
God Bless.
Tyger Hill

Judy Mercille
   Posted Mon May 05, 2014
You know how much we love you and are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Judy and Ronnie

Mel and Brenda Butterfield
   Posted Mon May 05, 2014
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to all family members of Millie and send our love and hugs to each and all and we so regret that we cannot deliver those in person.
Please know that we have prayed and will continue to pray for strength and faith for each and comfort to be found for each heart and mind.
God bless you and keep you in His care.
Greg/Debby we love you and know even while you deal with your own emotions you will be of great comfort to all those around you.
Our love always ... Dad and Mom

Rodney, Lita, and Jordan Hayden
   Posted Tue May 06, 2014
Hoover, Sheila, and Justin,
You all are so fortunate to have had the time you did with mom. Millie was such a wonderful, loving, and caring woman. From the Millie that I knew, I would say that her greatest accomplishments by far to her was you, Sheila, and her wonderful grandson, Justin. The two of you along with her wonderful husband was her everything. Millie was always so great with our son, Jordan also. She treated him as if he was her grandson too, and that takes a very wonderful person to do that. I always enjoyed watching her at any of Justin's games. The sparkle in her eyes and the pride that she showed was just so heart warming. She is so proud of Justin and the man that you, Sheila, made of him. Millie will continue to be by your sides and you better believe, that she will continue to be at every game of Justin's. You both are very fortunate to have the best guardian angel that you could ever have. All here of you have our deepest sympathy and prayers. Love you.

Coach Larry Anders/ FHC Boys Basketball Program
   Posted Tue May 06, 2014
May 6, 2014

Dear Sheila and Justin,

The parents, staff and members of the Francis Howell Central Boy’s Basketball Program were saddened to hear about the passing of your mother and grandmother, Mildred “Millie” Wade.

Our program has always placed a priority on family and we know how difficult this loss must be for you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Some of us had the opportunity to see Millie at Justin’s basketball games and anyone who met her, knew that she was not only a basketball enthusiast, but she was also one of Justin’s biggest fans and supporters.

We know that you will miss your mother and grandmother; however, we pray that God will comfort you and your family with his peace and strength during this difficult time.


Coach Larry Anders, Coach Scott Thorpe, Coach Brian Cissell, Coach Scott Dauve & the players and parents of the Francis Howell Central Boys
Basketball Program.

Yolanda Curry
   Posted Wed May 07, 2014
Sheila and Justin,

We are so sorry for your loss and want you to know you are in our prayers.

Terry and I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Millie at one of the boy's basketball games. I have to tell you that it was one of my most memorable games because she was so much fun! Somehow we struck up a conversation and she told me that Justin was her grandson and she told me how she loved going to see all of his sporting events ever since he was young.

She was quite lively and also yelled at the boys and told them to "rebound" and tried to whip them into shape from the stands. :)

It was evident that she was extremely proud of Justin and enjoyed every minute of each game she was able to attend.

It's such a blessing that you were able to enjoy her for so long--although I'm sure it doesn't feel nearly long enough.

Please know that our family is here for you should you need anything at all.


Yolanda, Terry, Tre Curry & Family


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