Obituary of Eva Maria Wade
Eva Wade (nee Stapf) was born in Birkenwerder, Germany outside of Berlin in May 1941 to Paul and Ingeborg Stapf. Growing up in Germany they resided in Bernburg, Stuttgart and Uberlingen prior to leaving in October 1959.They settled in the Washington, DC area and moved to Lexington. In 1970 she began working at UK Medical Center as a Respiratory Technician most of her working career. She retired in 2006 and continued working PRN cleaning Respiratory equipment until December 2022. She made many work friends young and old throughout her career.
Eva was a pet lover. She cherished each one of them and they received the best care from their fur mom. She loved gardening and transforming her outdoor spaces to include her pretty flowers and plants into works of beauty. She loved books of Art and History. Cooking for her family was a great labor of love during the holidays. Her Roast Beef, red cabbage and potato dumplings was enjoyed by her children at Christmas Time. Friends and co-workers got to trial her German cuisine. Eva was taught to be a seamstress prior to leaving Germany. It was a skill she used throughout her life sewing herself and her children clothing. Along with the many quilted pocketed purses she made. She knitted and crocheted many scarfs and hats. Last but not least she was an avid artist dabbling with sketches, watercolors and oils.
Preceding her in death were her parents, brother Christian. Grandchild Aaron Rogers. Sons in law Herbert Rogers and Kent Davis. She also mourned her beloved pets through the years.
Survivors include her children, Adrienne, David (Marti) Wade, Alexandra Rogers, and Christina (Donald) Adams. Sister Barbara (Colin) Miles. Grandchildren Christopher (Kayla) Rogers, David Wade, Vanessa Wade, Christina (Cecil) Durham, Ronnie (Tammy)Rupee, Kendra Wade-Davis, Zach (Emily) Adams and Derek Wade-Davis, 13 Great grandchildren. Plus, Sophie and Annie.
A Gathering will be held Tuesday, February 28th from 6-8 with a Celebration of Life at 7:30 at Clark Legacy Center in Brannon Crossing.
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