Published in the Iola Register on Nov. 12, 2013.

SHARON KAY WADE

SHARON KAY WADE
Sharon Kay Wade, 74, passed away Nov. 9, 2013. A funeral service will be held Thursday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. at Bible Church, 426 Emerson Ave., Bonner Springs, KS 66012. Memorial donations may be made to Victory Baptist Church, 1302 West St., Tonganoxie, KS 66086.
Sharon was born July 25, 1939, in Concordia, Kan., to Melvin and Pearl Beers. She lived in Concordia, Kan., Topeka, Kan., and the Kansas City area. She graduated from Concordia High School and earned her cosmetology license from the Hays Cosmetology School in 1959. In 1960, Sharon married Lowell Austin. Together, Lowell and Sharon had three children. They were married for 30 years when Lowell passed in 1991. In 1996, Sharon married Burton "Burt" Wade. They are members of the Victory Baptist Church in Tonganoxie. Sharon loved quilting and sewing for her grandchildren as well as gardening and watching the birds and hummingbirds at the baths and feeders she had in her yard. She also loved watching sports with Burt especially the KU Jayhawks and the KC T-Bones.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Pearl Beers; her first husband, Lowell Austin; a sister, Florence Coreless and brother, Leroy Beers. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of 17 years, Burt Wade; son, Richard (Denise) Austin; daughters, Sandra (Ed) Fuller and Kristina (Brian) Chiles; stepson, Eric (DeRecia) Wade; stepdaughters, Sharon Haussler and Denise (Brent) Eighmey; nine grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Fond memories and condolences may be left online for the family at www.chapelhill-butler.com as the funeral arrangements are under the direction of Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., KCKS, 66102.