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Joan Virginia Wade

August 13, 1932 — June 30, 2019

North English- Joan Virginia Wade was born August 13, 1932 in Holbrook, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Caroline Sophia (Schwab) Crawford. She attended catholic school in Holbrook and Parnell. On January 6, 1951 Joan was united in marriage to Max E Wade, to this union they were blessed with six children. They later divorced. Joan was a waitress and later worked at Shellar Globe for many years. She enjoyed playing circle of words, fishing and spending time with her family. Joan died on Sunday, June 30, 3019 at her home in North English at the age of 86 years.

She is survived by four children Debbie Shipley of West Branch, Marsha (Dan) Vinson of Lena, IL, Mike Wade and Jeff (Cindy) Wade all of North English; 13 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 3 great, great grandchildren and two sons-in-law Larry Shipley of Hills and Terry Van Dee of North English. She was preceded by her parents; two daughters Roxine Van Dee and Jackie Eckert; two brothers Charles and Tuffy Crawford; and six sisters Deloris, Mary Ann, Jenny, Annette, Lucille and Shirley.

Celebration of Life Memorial Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm on Friday, July 5, 2019 at the Powell Funeral Home in North English. A general memorial fund has been established. Messages and tributes may be left at

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Friday, July 5, 2019

4:00 - 7:00pm

Powell Funeral Home - North English

116 W Broad St, North English, IA 52316

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