Carol Ann Moore Wade, a retired nurse and avid Mickey Mouse and KU Basketball fan, died unexpectedly with her son and daughter-in-law by her side at her home in rural Lawrence, on Saturday, November 4, 2017.
Carol was born on April 29, 1944, at St. John’s Hospital in Iola, Kansas. She was the daughter of Chet and Barbara Moore. Carol grew up on the family farm in rural Allen County, Kansas, and attended Jefferson Elementary, Enterprise Country School, Prairie Dell Country School and Humboldt High School (Class of 1962). She graduated from St. Luke’s Nursing School as a Registered Nurse in 1965. Carol worked as an RN at a variety of hospitals for 40+ years until her retirement from St. Luke’s.
She was a member of the Prairie Dell 4-H Club for 11 years where she showed Registered Holsteins.
On September 25, 1966, Carol married Edward Ross Wade. Their union was blessed with a son, Shane Lee Wade. They later divorced.
Carol was a devoted mother, sister, aunt, great aunt, friend, nurse and neighbor. She cherished time spent with her grandchildren and cheering on her grandson, granddaughter, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews in all of their activities and in life. Carol did not know a stranger. If, by chance, they started as a stranger, she friended them quickly. Carol loved conversations around the table, family gatherings, and playing cards.
Carol is survived by her son, Shane Lee Wade, and his wife Michelle Scheuler Wade; her grandson Miles Schwimmer Wade; her granddaughter Inda Brooke Ann Wade; her sister Sue Scantlin; her brother-in-law Dave Scantlin; her niece Missy Scantlin Gerardy and family; her niece Mona Scantlin Hull and family; her close friends/family Janice and Ken Bingham; and a host of family and friends who will miss her dearly.
She is predeceased by her parents Chet and Barbara Moore, her step-mother Mary Henderson Moore, and her nephew Michael Brent Scantlin.
A celebration of life will be scheduled for a later date. Carol would request that those attending wear bright colors, tie dye attire or Mickey Mouse shirts.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to an education fund for her grandchildren to be set up shortly.