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Ruby Virginia (Lucas) Wade

October 26, 1926 ~ October 9, 2017 (age 90)

Ruby Virginia Wade, 90, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Monday, October 9, 2017.  She was born October 26, 1926, in Merrillville, Indiana to Joseph Earl and Cleo Virginia (Rank) Lucas. She retired as a Certified Laundry Manager with La Porte Hospital for 17 years.  She previously worked at Fairview Community Hospital and Beatty Hospital in Westville.

Ruby was a member of the First United Methodist Church in La Porte, the Dorcus Circle, and RESPIT chairwoman.  She was a member and past president parley of the American Legion Auxiliary, post #83, VFW Auxiliary, post 1120, the Friendship Club, La Porte Hospital retirees, La Porte Hospital Auxiliary, Swanson Adult Activity Center, Washington Park Senior Citizens Center in Michigan City, La Porte County Historical Society, La Porte Travel and Camera Club, and A.A.R.P. Ruby also founded the California Township School Reunion, Starke County.

Ruby leaves behind her sons, Jim (Chris) Wade, Dana (Linda) Wade, Zane (Kim) Wade all of La Porte; grandchildren, Sarah (Max) Bender, Jamie (Louie) Ruiz, Ryan (Sarah) Wade, Robin Wade, Samantha (Mike) Balich, Nate (Dana) Wade, Nick (Lindsey) Wade, and Bret Wade; and eight great grandchildren.  A son, Robin Wade, and brothers, Norman and Louis Lucas all preceded her in death.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the funeral home, where friends may visit one hour prior the service.  Burial will follow in Patton Cemetery.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of La Porte, the American Legion, post 83 of La Porte, or the La Porte Hospital Foundation. 

Please share prayers, condolences, and memories with the family at Essling Funeral Home.com.


 Service Information

Visitation
Wednesday
October 11, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Visitation
Thursday
October 12, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Funeral Service
Thursday
October 12, 2017

11:00 AM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350


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