Josephine M. Wade

Josephine M. Wade, age 80, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Josephine was born April 23, 1938 in Rock Falls the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Clapper) McCallister.  She married Melvin Wade on June 5, 1955 in Rock Falls.  He preceded her in death on March 5, 2005.  Josephine was a homemaker, attended the Firehouse of God Ministries in Sterling, loved game shows and soap operas and was an avid bingo player.

Survivors include three daughters, Brenda (Tim) Haws of Sterling, Cathy (Felix) Olvera of Texas and Tammy (William) Martin of Sterling; three sons, Gary (Diane) Wade of Glendale, Ariz., Tom (Jodi Vaderlaan) Wade of Rock Falls and Brad Wade of Davenport, Iowa; her twin brother, Joseph (Nancy) McCallister, brother, Keith McCallister and one sister, Sandy McCallister all of Rock Falls; many grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three infant sons; three sisters, Louise, Doris and Barbara; three brothers, Don, Bill and Kenny; one granddaughter, Danielle Wade; and one grandson, Phillip Olvera.

Visitation will be Monday, October 15, 2018 from 10 – 10:45 AM at the Firehouse of God Ministries in Sterling.  Funeral services will be Monday at 11:00 AM at the church with Pastor Brian Tribley officiating.  Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

A memorial has been established.

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