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Linn County News

Published Oct. 28, 2020


Ivan Marion Wade, age 93, Overland Park, Kan., formerly of La Cygne, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. He was born near Pleasanton, Kan., on Feb. 21, 1927, the son of Ray and Letha Hensley Wade. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He was united in marriage to Barbara Lee Burch on Feb. 15, 1948, in Bentonville, Ark.

Together Ivan and Barbara founded Wade Quarries in 1958. This limestone mining business spanned three generations and supplied materials throughout the region. Ivan was a member of the La Cygne Christian Church, American Legion, La Cygne City Council, Kansas Limestone Association and Missouri Limestone Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling with Barbara in their motor coach.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Mark Ivan Wade; five brothers, Carl, Norman, Wilbur, Vernon and Paul Wade; and a sister, Elsie Patterson. Ivan is survived by his wife, Barbara; children Gwen (Craig) Gooding, Carolyn Schomaker (Ron E. Schomaker) and Ron Wade;  grandchildren Chad (Amanda) Gooding and their children Caden and Carter, Jonathan (Megan) Amborn and their children John and Josie, Courtney Henderson and her children Berkeley and Carson, Ashleigh (Chris) Lollar and their children Miles and Jude, Jacob Wade (Hunter Elkinton), Ryan (Marsha) Schomaker and their children Jasmine, Wes, Rock, Steel, Daisy, Cannon and Stone, and Ron (Jamie) Schomaker and their children Ella and Case.


Funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. Burial was in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Kansas City Hospice or La Cygne Library c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, Kan. 66040. Online condolences can be left at



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