Doris J. Wade

  • Born: February 16, 1925
  • Died: November 10, 2017
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family


Doris J. Wade, 92 of Sterling died Friday November 10, 2017 at Morningside of Sterling.

She was born on February 16, 1925 in Sterling, the daughter of Garrett and Caroline (Averill) Abel. She married Harold C. Wade on April 9, 1947 in Sterling. He died December 22, 2002. Doris had worked for 5 years 1943-1948 at the former Central National Bank in Sterling. Doris was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Sterling.

Survivors include her daughter, Lynn (Cary) Spencer of Livermore, CA; her son, Marty (Olivia) Wade of Sterling; three grandchildren: Scott Spencer of Livermore, CA, Alicia (Dennis) Day of Sterling, Philip (Kristi) Jones of Ellettsville, IN; and four great grandchildren: Nathan Day, Sarah Day, Caden Jones and Cora Jones.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and her half-sister Nadine Spiegel.

A gathering of friends and family will take place on Saturday November 18, 2017 from 10 – 10:45 AM and then a memorial service to follow at 11 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling with the reverend Tanya J. Tyler officiating. Private burial will be at later date in Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory to Guide Dogs for the Blind, PO Box 3950, San Rafael, CA 94912-3950 would be appreciated.