Marcella M. Dade, 83, daughter of William and Eva (Hill) Bauer was born Aug. 1, 1929, in Taberville, Mo. She passed away Sept. 30, 2012, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Home in Belton, Mo.
Marcella attended grade school in the one-room Osage School in Taberville, Mo., and was baptized in the Osage River. She attended three years at Rockville High School and graduated from Schell City High School in 1947.
On Jan. 1, 1948, she married Everett L. Dade and moved to Kansas City, Mo. They soon bought a home in Independence, Mo., where they lived for more than 30 years. She worked as a typist for five years at Sears, but quit to become a full-time mother when their first son was born. Another son and a daughter were added to the family. She volunteered as a leader in both Boy and Girl Scouts for all three children. She enjoyed gardening, decorating cakes, and sewing. She also loved returning to Schell City, Mo., the area of her adolescence, and working and spending time on their farm. She enjoyed working with their cattle and just getting out and walking around the farm. But the most important thing to her was always her family, and she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Marcella is survived by her husband, Everett Dade, who now resides at Beautiful Savior Home. They had lived for 20 years on a farm north of Harrisonville, Mo. She is also survived by two sons, Larry D. Dade, Kansas City, Mo., and Roger W. Dade and his wife, Marcia, of Harwood, Mo.; one daughter, Marlys L. Gerhart and her husband, Forrest, of Blue Springs, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Andrea Henry, Beth Hess, Kara Bruner, Roger Dade Jr., Megan Scott, Laura Kackley, Jenna Dade, and Chasten Gerhart; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Marcella was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Johnnie Bauer, Joe Bauer, Howard Bauer, and William Bauer Jr.; and one sister, Alberta Ammons. She will be sadly missed, but lovingly remembered by her family and friends.
Funeral services for Marcella M. Dade were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, at the First Baptist Church in Schell City, with the Revs. Craig Kackley and Doug Reynolds officiating. Musical selections were provided by David Souza and Kelly Davis. Pallbearers were Roger Dade Jr., Randall Henry, Chasten Gerhart, David Scott, Wayne Hess, Matthew Bruner and Craig Kackley. Honorary pallbearer was William Bauer. Interment followed at the Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City. Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer's Research and Prevention or Northeast Vernon County School.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City.