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MATTOON -- Virginia “Maxine” Wade, age 98 of Mattoon, IL passed away at 9:06 A.M., Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Life’s Journey Senior Living in Mattoon, IL.

At Maxine’s request there will be no local services, cremation will take place with a burial at sea in the Gulf of Mexico. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Maxine was born on March 28, 1920 in Mattoon, IL to the late Jess S. and Goldie M. (Tinch) York. She married George W. “Chick” Wade on July 12, 1941; he passed away April 18, 1996. She is survived by her loving daughter, Marsha K. Wade of Panama City Beach, FL; one grandson, J.D. Irons and significant other Angela Catalano of Mattoon, IL; and two great-grandchildren, Kelci M. and Owen M. Irons of Mattoon, IL. She is preceded in death by one son, Michael Wade.

Maxine was a former employee of ICTC for many years and later retired from General Electric in Mattoon, IL. She was a Charter Member of Mattoon Christian Church. Maxine enjoyed camping and traveling. She especially loved spending many winters in Florida. Maxine will be missed but not forgotten.

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