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EDNA LUCILLE4 SPADE (WILLIAM LEWIS3, JOHN GEORGE2, ANTON1 SPÄTH) was born May 19, 1913 in Elm Creek, Buffalo County, Nebraska, and died February 08, 1994 in Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, MD. She married DARL VANN November 01, 1933 in Hagerstown, MD, son of CAROLINE ELIZABETH. He was born November 25, 1911 in Gormania, WV, and died June 21, 1988 in Berkeley Springs, Morgan Co. WV.
We, the current family historians for the Spade family, are deeply indebted to Edna Lucille Spade Vann for the meticulous genealogy work she did during her lifetime. The idea for this tribute to her came from Harry Alston Spade Jr. who said, "Just a thought--Edna Vann died 10 years ago. I'm wondering what she would think about all the recent developments concerning the family tree." Bruce Allen Spade said, "I know she would be very happy that her work is being carried on. I don't think we would be this far along without her many hours of work and dedication, and she did it the hard way--without computers." Sylvia Spade-Kershaw adds: OBITUARY - Edna Lucille Vann Spade Edna Lucille Vann, 80, of West High Street, died Tuesday, February 8, 1994 at the Washington
County Hospital in Hagerstown.
Among my father's papers was a tattered, watermarked manilla booklet with the following handwritten letter to (I assume), my grandmother, Ina Daisy Clark Spade, and signed "a cousin, Edna Spade Vann. Apparently she sent many of these letters and booklets to her cousins. As you can see, there was no date on the letter, but included in the booklet were 15 typewritten pages of family history beginning with Anthony Spade, Sr. and Rosana Doroda Wolfe. The typewritten pages included many hand-written additions as family members died and were born. This became the basis for my tentative exploration into my own Spade family tree.
Another booklet in my father's papers was a 26-page typewritten document entitled the 'Descendants of Christian Wilhelm Spade.' According to my stepmother, both of these documents were given to my dad by his friend, whose name was either Wayne Hanks or Wayne Akers. We are indebted to Wayne for sharing these documents, to Edna Spade Vann for her tireless and thorough efforts, to whomever compiled and typed the "Descendants of Christian Wilhelm Spade, and to all of the family historians who came before us and documented this information. What you see in this web site is the result of their hard work and the boundless contributions from Harry Alston Spade Jr., Bruce Allen Spade, and all the family members who continue to contribute to the Spade Family archives of information.
(SOURCE: Obituary from Unknown Newspaper)
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OBITUARY - Edna Lucille Vann Spade
Edna Lucille Vann, 80, of West High Street, died Tuesday, February 8, 1994 at the Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.Born May 19, 1913 in Elm Creek, Neb. She was the daughter of the late William Lewis and Mary Della Bedford Spade. Her husband, Darl Vann, died in 1988. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Needmore, Pa. She is survived by three daughters, Darlene Murray of Clear Spring, Betty Roach of Hancock and Della Schneeberg of Pasadena, Md.; one son, Peter Vann of Hancock; one sister, Mary Peck of Pennsylvania; one brother, Ben Spade of Redding, Ca.; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Grove Funeral Home in Hancock. The Rev. Kenneth Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Edna Vann Memorial Fund, c/o Betty Roach, 15 W. High St., Hancock, Md. 21750.