Dearest Clayton-Wade

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Dearest F. Clayton-Wade, nee Silsbee, 72, of Shiloh, IL, born March 16, 1945, in New York, NY, died Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at BJC Evelyn’s House Hospice House, Creve Coeur, MO.

Mrs. Wade was a lab technologist, specializing in hematology, before her retirement.  She was a lover of arts, enjoyed Christmas decorating and collecting, especially dolls.  Dearest particularly loved spending time with children which always brought her great joy. She was a member of the Warner Robins Little Theatre, the Warner Robins Children’s Theater in Warner Robins, GA, and the Perry Players in Perry, GA. It was at the Warner Robins Little Theater where she met her husband Patrick.  They enjoyed living in Germany for 15 years before retiring to Illinois.

Dearest was preceded in death by her parents, Erwin Randolph Sr. and Fredricka Veronica, nee O’Callaghan, Silsbee; and a sister, Susan Slupe.

Surviving are her dear husband, Patrick D. Wade, whom she married on May 25, 1987;
two daughters, Christinna Clayton-Hensley (Michael Hensley) of St. Louis, MO,
and Michelle (Dwayne) Kerr of Shiloh, IL;
a step-daughter, Sarah (Mario) Mora of Salem, OR;
two grandchildren, Tabitha Kerr and Elizabeth Mora;
two brothers, Erwin Randolph Jr. “Lad” (Susan) of Ocala, FL,
and Thomas (Debbie) Silsbee of Warner Robins, GA;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 South Pleasant Hills Road, Warner Robins, GA 31088. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  A memorial visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home¬¬¬, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Gerald Bach officiating.


2 Comments on Dearest Clayton-Wade

Ella kerner said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2018 at 7:21 PM

Dear Pat..My prayers go out to you and your family. My God give you heart peace and comfort. I love you. Ella

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Jean Bennett said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2018 at 1:59 PM

My deepest sympathy to Dea's family. May you find comfort and peace in the days ahead. I was a WRHS classmate...Jean Bennett

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