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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

We met Doris at Vera's Birthday party and then again in Sterling to take us to the cemetery to visit the grave sites of Vera and Chuck. A very gracious and nice lady. Was a pleasure to know her. Our sympathy to her family.
Mario and Pat Bellavia

Posted by Mario and Pat - Lake Havasu City, AZ - Acquaintance   November 15, 2017

Doris was a HUGE part of my life growing up in Sterling. Our families were so close. She taught me so much from not being scared of thunderstorms to helping those less fortunate. She will be missed.
Jeannie Bosco Walsh

Posted by Jean Walsh    November 15, 2017

In thanksgiving for Doris's love, kindness, and her gift of friendship.
She has been such a special person to all of my entire family.
With deepest sympathy to her family,
Love and prayers, Carol Bosco Smith

Posted by Carol Smith - Ballwin, MO - Family Friend   November 15, 2017