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Betty Lee  Wade
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Obituary for Betty Lee Wade

Randolph –

Betty Lee Ray Wade, 86, of the Randolph Manor, formerly of 9 School Street, Randolph, Passed away in the emergency room at UPMC-Chautauqua- WCA Hospital.

She was born August 20, 1931 in Conewango Valley, NY, the daughter of the late Raymond and Alice E. (Bagg) Ray.

Betty was a 1949 graduate of Randolph Central School and received her bachelors in Science from SUNY Cortland. In addition to being a home maker for her family, Betty was a former Physical Education teacher at Randolph Central School and had assisted her husband John as the book-keeper of their Myers Wade Insurance Agency in Randolph.

She was a communicant of the Grace Episcopal Church in Randolph, where she served on the Altar Guild, she was also a member of the Randolph American Legion Unit 181 Auxiliary and the Randolph Veterans of Foreign Wars 6533 Auxiliary. Betty was a long standing member of Conewango Forks (Cardinal Hills) Golf Course in Randolph and she was member of the former Cherry Creek Order of the Eastern Star Golden Fidelity Chapter and she was a charter member of the Randolph Historical Society, she also enjoyed her Wednesday Bridge Club.

Betty and her late husband John traveled extensively and enjoyed meeting new friends from all over the world and sharing many memorable experiences with them. They had traveled all 5o states, Canada, Mexico and several trips abroad to; Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America where they enjoyed many cruises to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Greek Isles, the South Pacific and steam boating down the Mississippi River.

She is survived by four daughters Patricia R. Durnell of Lakewood; Jodi R.W. Brown and her husband Gary C. Brown; Susan Lee Emley and her husband David and Nancy Lee Ellis and her husband Kevin all of Randolph; 10 grandchildren; Aaron, Nicholas, Kevin and Tracy Jo Emley, Tyler and Todd Durnell, Eric Brown, Ashley Everett, Jena Sue Blocker and Lacy Lee Roldan; five step grand-children, a brother; Harold L. Ray of Kalamazoo, MI and 19 Great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Alice Ray, her husband John Searle Wade, whom she married on June 27, 1953 and who preceded her on January 22, 2009 and an infant brother Barry Ray.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday (June 30, 2018) in the Grace Episcopal Church in Randolph. The Rev. Thomas Broad, Rector, will officiate. The family will receive family and friends from 4-7 PM Friday in the VanRensselaer and Son Funeral Home, 14 Church Street, Randolph. Burial will be in the Randolph Cemetery.

To leave a condolence for the family log onto: www.vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome.com Memorials if desired may be sent to the Grace Episcopal Church, 21 Washington Street, Randolph.


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