Edna Eileen Wade
September 7, 1929 – February 2, 2020
Edna Eileen Wade, 90, of Kokomo, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Waterford Health Campus. She was born to the late Lois T. Taylor and Addy Jennetta (Morrison) on September 7, 1929 in Jonesboro, AR. She married John D. Wade in Jonesboro. He preceded her in death.
Eileen owned and operated Eileen's Beauty Salon from the 1950's 60's and 70's. She had a passion for traveling the World, including England, Europe, the Middle East, Hawaii and Alaska to name a few. Eileen enjoyed collecting antiques and rummaging through garage sales.
Surviving her are one son Tom Gaddy (Kathy), step children Randy Wade, Linda Wilcox, Roger Wade, and John Wade (Kathy), 15 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, two sisters Lapez Dooley (Jim), and Judy Taylor, a brother Pat Taylor (Deborah), many nieces and nephews, and a very special, close cousin, Ruby Long.
Those who have preceded her in death are her parents, husband John, and one sister Lois Jo Harvey.
There will be a gathering for Eileen at Ellers Mortuary Webster Chapel on Thursday February 6, 2020 from 12pm to 1pm. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Plymouth, IN.
If you wish to leave a donation in Eileen's memory, you may do so towards the Alzheimer's Association of Indiana.
- Alzheimer's Association of Indiana
- Gathering of Friends & Family Thursday, February 6, 2020
- Graveside Service Thursday, February 6, 2020
Edna Eileen Wade
February 9, 2020
1950, the dawn of possibly the greatest decade of modern times in America and Eileen Taylor was a young 21 year old making her way on her fantastic journey. While many people runaway from things at home after they grow into adults, I’ve always pictured Aunt Sis running TO something. Her, with her raven hair and exotic Mediterranean looks I'm sure she had no trouble navigating the bustling world around her. After marrying John Wade they would sweep into my world once in a blue moon and bring tales of good times and great adventure that this little boy would day dream about and what may lay beyond the cotton and soy bean fields of Arkansas. They were like rock stars to me as a kid and she always had a great story with the swagger to deliver it in a way that anyone that knew her can instantly recall. She was always kind and loved me unconditionally. In some way I think she pictured me as a young version of her dad (Lois Thomas) because she gave me the greatest compliment a young man could ever have, her fathers nickname. She called me “little red” my whole life and just writing it and hearing her voice in my head saying it, brings joy along with a lump in my throat and watering eyes. She was a special lady no doubt, and I will miss her like no other. She opened my eyes to something more to life than these fields of Arkansas could offer, dream big young man.
February 7, 2020
RIP Aunt Sissy. You were always the life of the party!! Great stories and great memories. As a kid we always enjoyed when you visited us in Jonesboro !! (sometimes you even left us your bottle of Canadian Mist and some PBR's ) You were loved deeply. God Bless you , Tom , Matt and family. Sincerely, Your Loving Nephew Clay
February 6, 2020
Your life gave us memories to beautiful to forget.
Rest In Peace my lovely sister. You will truly be missed.
February 6, 2020
Tom so sorry for the loss of your mother. You and your family are in our prayers.
February 5, 2020
Perhaps the stars that shine and twinkle down at night are a sign from loved ones lost that they are happy. So I will pick a star and call it Mother. Love Always, Tom