Beatrice Kathryn (DeWeese) Wade

Monday, November 25, 2019

Beatrice Kathryn (DeWeese) Wade, 98, Avon, formerly of Fillmore, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

She was born April 11, 1921 in Fillmore to Raymond and Kathryn (Nauman) Deweese.

She was a 1939 graduate of Lockland High School in Cincinnati.

She and her husband Malcolm E. Wade were married July 27, 1940 in Cincinnati. He passed away on March 29, 2011 after 70 years and eight months of marriage.

Bea graduated from Approved University of Beauty Culture in Indianapolis in December 1954, operating her own beauty shop in Fillmore for more than 30 years.

She was a member of Fillmore United Methodist Church and a past 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, of which she was a past Worthy Matron.

She and her husband resided in Avon at Prestwick for over 20 years.

Survivors include two daughters and two sons-in-law, Darla Kay and husband David Rhind and Sue Kay and husband Danny St. John; four grandchildren and spouses, Brent St. John and Casey, Brad St. John and Tommie, Deanna Kay (Thomas) Marek and David, and Douglas Thomas; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will take place Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale, from 10-11 a.m., with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Fillmore Cemetery.

Flowers are welcome or donations can be made in Bea’s memory to the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 255, 814 Sherwood Dr., Greencastle, IN 46135.