Jean Ellen Wade, 82, of LaPorte, formerly of Lebanon, passed away on Aug. 10, 2012, at her residence.
Jean was born Dec. 19, 1929, in Lebanon, daughter of the now late Tiffin and Pauline (Tucker) Brenton. She graduated from Lebanon High School and Indiana Central Business College.
She married Franklin Budd Wade on April 10, 1949, in Lebanon; he survives. With her husband, she moved to LaPorte in 1958, and became active in local organizations including LaPorte Jaycees, Tri Kappa and Service League. She also took part in various Bible studies and, for many years, she participated in the therapeutic swim exercise program at the YMCA.
Jean was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.
Also surviving are her two daughters Brenda (Jeff) Guernsey of Jamestown, Ohio, and Jane (Mark) Degler of Oshkosh, Wis.; grandchildren, Jessica and Collin Guernsey, and Evan and Adam Degler; and sister, Mary Kay (Mick) Bragg of Thorntown.
The family would like to thank those who lovingly cared for Jean in her last months, especially Kathleen and VNA Hospice staff members Gail, Michelle and Danielle.
Friends and family will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at a visitation at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2900 Monroe St., LaPorte. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 102 G Street, LaPorte, with Rev. Dennis Meyer officiating. A private interment service will take place at Carmel Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bethany Foundation or VNA Hospice.
Online condolences may be made at www.cutlerfuneralhome.com.