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Helen Amanda Wade 96, of Columbia, died Monday, May 9, 2011, at University Hospital of Columbia. Helen was born October 14, 1914, in Columbia, to Presley West and Lavonia Berry West. She attended Wade School where she met her husband Ray Wade, and they married on October 31, 1934 in Centralia. He preceded her in death on November 23, 1984. Helen was a member of Dripping Springs Christian Church and their quilting group. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed her various sewing projects. She also loved going anywhere as long as it was with her family members. Before her passing, Helen enjoyed spending her days at Summit Villa, an assisted living home in Holts Summit. She was very appreciative of the loving and caring staff, the companionship of fellow residents and the vast number of daily activities. She was fanatical about bingo and would always show off the number of bingo bucks she had won. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Ann Fenton; son-in-law, Carl Fenton; two granddaughters, Debra Guthrie and husband Stephen, and Connie Fenton; three great-grandchildren, Jason and Sara Guthrie and Carlee Fenton, all of Columbia. Helen was preceded in death by her husband and one grandchild, Peggy Leigh Fenton. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before the funeral service at Memorial Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Coyote Hill Children's Home, P.O. Box 1, Harrisburg, MO 67256. Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhome andcemetery.com
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