Evelyn Wade

February 18, 1924 ‒ January 18, 2015

Lexington, Ohio
Formerly of Fredericktown, Ohio

Evelyn Etta Wade, age 90, of Fredericktown, died Sunday January 18, 2015. Evelyn was born February 18, 1924 in Bellville to Charles and Anna (Jeffries) Bridgeland. At the age of 9, Evelyn and her mother moved in with 3 uncles near Loudonville where she finished school. She was a hard worker, working at General Industries in Bellville for 15 years then working as a cook for 2 years at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon and 3 years at the Laurels Nursing Home in Mount Vernon. Evelyn enjoyed the simple pleasurers of sewing and cooking wonderful meals (especially noted for her homemade rolls) decorating her home was also one of her interests. She was a kind and compassionate with her quiet and humble spirit. Evelyn was an active member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church and was also a member of Garden Club and Golden Friends Club. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law Lola and Tom Riester; her son Randy Wade, special friend Carrie grandchildren Kelli Clifford, Scott Knight, Randy Wade; 13 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Besides her parents Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband Burr Wade and a granddaughter Stephanie Donaldson. The family will receive friends on Thursday January 22, 2015 from 10 AM to 11 AM at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, 123 Columbus Road, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019. A funeral service will follow at 11 AM at the church with Rev. Dr. Keith Bohley and Pastor Daniel Clifford officiating. Burial will follow at Bellville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Light Hospice, 2312 Village Park Court, Ontario, Ohio 44906. To send a condolence or share a story of Evelyn Wade, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored, to have been chosen, to serve the family of Evelyn Wade.

  • So blessed to know Evelyn and have her in the Golden Times Club for many years. Our sympathy in her passing.
    Dale and Mary Braddock

  • Evelyn Wade was such a soft spoken, kind, thoughtful and considerate grandmother. We will cherish memories of her contently smiling at us all at family gatherings, holidays, picnics and vacations. We will also forever appreciate the delicious taste of her world famous (at least we all thought it should have been honored worldwide), homemade, pudding birthday cake! Most of all, we will remember the close friendship she maintained with her daughter Lola, and use it as an example of the loving commitment we should strive for in our relationships with our parents and children.

    In loving memory,
    Tim, Mirja, Finn and Sven Riester

  • Sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to your family. My mom and Evelyn were good friends and shared lots of good times together. May God be with you and bless you.

  • I enjoyed doing Evelyns hair for years She was such a loving and giving person. She always talked about her family and how much she enjoyed them. I will certainly miss her. I!m sorry that I!ll miss her service & calling hrs. I!LL be thinking about all of you.

  • sorry to hear of her passing…..we have lost another great lady……great memories from the “old neighborhood” when playing in her back yard lol……

  • So sorry for your loss Randy Jr., and Randy Sr. and to the rest of your family. I apologize that I was unable to make the calling hours. May God be with all of you, in your time of need.

    Heather Smith

  • Tom and Lola,
    We are sorry to hear about Evelyn. You took such good care of her and made her days as pleasant as possible. She will be missed by many.