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.