Opal Ione Cole Wade, 93, Joplin, M., died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at her son's home after a short illness. Opal was born Aug. 27, 1910, near Horton, Mo., the daughter of Ern and Dell Roberts Cole. She married Leon Wade who preceded her in death in 1982. She was also preceded in death by brothers Enis Cole, of California, and Bully Cole, of Nevada, Mo.; and a sister, Lucille Welch, Nevada, Mo.
Opal retired from Eagle-Picher, and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church of Joplin.
Survivors include a son, Ralph Hester, Jasper, Mo.; two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Thursday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m., in Little Osage Cemetery, Horton, Mo., officiated by the Rev. David Paul Whetstone. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin, Mo.