Joan M. Shade

June 09, 1933 ‒ August 07, 2007

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Joan M. Shade, 74, of Mount Gilead, Ohio died early Tuesday morning, August 7, 2007 at the Woodside Village Care Center.

She was born in Bucyrus, Ohio on June 9, 1933, the daughter of the late Harry and Francis (Miller) Sanders.

Joan has been a resident of Mount Gilead since moving here from Galion in 1955 with her husband John C. Shade. They were married on May 13, 1950.

She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. A strong willed woman who enjoyed her home and the responsibility that came with it.

Joan was very opinionated and spoke her mind whether you wanted to hear it or not. While you may not have agreed with Joan she often used those moments to teach you a particular lesson.

She is survived by a daughter Jane (Eric) Rectenwald of Cardington, Ohio; daughter-in-law Nancy (Joe) Cozad of Crestline, Ohio; four grandchildren John Edward (Amanda) Shade Jr., Sherry, Susan, and Jeremy Mullett, and Jesse Rectenwald; two great grandchildren Jocelyn and Trevor Shade; and two half-sisters Deb Allen of Mansfield, Ohio and Vicky Grida.

In addition to her parents she was precedede in death by her husband on April 24, 1988; her son John E. Shade Sr. on Christmas Day 1985; and her brother William Sanders.

Graveside services will be held in Bryn Zion Cemetery in Mount Gilead on Friday August 10, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Lawrence Combs officiating.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead.

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