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July 23, 1930 — May 19, 2020 (age 89)

AUSTINTOWN — Ramona M. Wade, 89, passed away on Tuesday, May 19 at her home with her family by her side.

Ramona was born in Kelford, N.C., on July 23, 1930, the only daughter of the late Lela Mae (Hardy) Thompson.

Ramona was a devoted caregiver to many and a dedicated school bus aide to countless children. She was loved by all who knew her as everyone’s mother and grandmother.

She enjoyed playing bingo when not camping and spotting deer at Meander Reservoir.

A woman of faith, she read the Bible and was a true believer.

She will be missed by her daughters, Marilyn (John) Evans, Linda Seman and Sharon Wade (Rick McGowan); son-in-law Greg Deak; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer with whom she shared 54 years of marriage; daughters Gretchen Wade and Ramona Deak; son Richard Wade; brothers James Thompson and Eugene Thompson; and grandson Adam Wade.

Private family services were held at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens where Ramona was buried next to her husband and son.
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