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Hoover L. Wade

November 7, 1928 ~ October 6, 2016 (age 87)

   Hoover L. Wade, 87, of St. Peters, Missouri, formerly of Quincy, died Thursday (October 6, 2016) at his home in St. Peters, Missouri.

   Born November 7, 1928 in Quincy, Hoover was the son of William E. and Lela E. Giles Wade. He married Mildred K. Behrens on June 30, 1951 in Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden, Illinois. She preceded him in death on May 3, 2014.

   Mr. Wade served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War.

   An avid Quincy Blue Devil basketball fan, Hoover also loved to fish and enjoyed making his annual fishing trip to Lake Darling, Minnesota. Hoover especially loved following his grandson's many sporting activities.

   Hoover was a member of Central Baptist Church, A.A.R.P. and a life member of the United Paper Workers International Union.

   On November 5, 1950, Mr. Wade began his career as a machine tender at Celotex Corporation.  He retired on March 15, 1992 after 42 years.

      Survivors include a daughter, Sheila A. Wade (fiance', Ronald Woods Sr.) 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; four step great grandchildren, Kevin Hayden III, Colton Gronemyer, Karrington Hayden and Kingston Hayden all of St. Charles, MO; a brother, William Bauer of Galesburg, IL; a sister Lola Holtschlag (Louis) of Quincy; two half sisters, Roxie Christal of Hannibal, MO and Bonnie Corrigan (Carl) of Canton, MO; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Wade was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mildred "Millie" Wade; a sister, Roberta "Maxine" Hammond; his father in law and mother in law, John and Lena Behrens; a brother in law, Gaylord "Gale" Behrens; and two sisters in law, Betty Behrens and Kate Grace Behrens in infancy.

   Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with the Rev James Harper officiating. Burial with Military Honors  by Quincy American Legion Post 37 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Detail will be in Quincy Memorial Park.

    Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Wednesday morning from 10:30 until 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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