Obituaries » Mark S. Wade
October 21, 1957 - April 11, 2022
Mark Stanley Wade, 64, resident of rural Redfield and more recently of the Medicalodge, passed away Monday, April 11, 2022. He was born October 21, 1957, the son of Oscar J. and Helen (Jackson) Wade of Rural Redfield, Kansas. He attended the Redfield school as a young child and later graduated from Uniontown High School in 1975.
As a young adult, he worked for various local farmers. He ran heavy equipment for local contractors and Bill’s Coal Company. Mark tried his hand at Dairy Farming and Custom Harvesting from Texas to Canada. He also cut Rice and Peanuts a time or two in Mississippi.
Mark was a “Jack of all trades” and a master of some. Jobs included building fences, hauling rock, pasture clearing, and snow removal. Mark took great pride in the maintenance of the Watershed Dams along the Mill Creek, Marmaton River, with some in Anderson and Allen County.
Mark also attended the Hope Anthem Church in Ottawa, Kansas. He also loved to square dance and was a regular at the “The Docey Dandies” in Gardner, Kansas and “The Ottawa Promenades” club in Ottawa, Kansas.
Mark is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Culler and her husband, of Pleasanton, Kansas, Sara Schellack and her husband, also of Fort Scott; granddaughter Emma; his mother Helen Wade, of Redfield, Kansas; three brothers, Steve Wade and wife Linda, of Mapleton, Kansas, David Wade and wife Deanna, also of Mapleton, Brian Wade and wife Deana, of rural Hammond, Kansas; several nieces, and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his father Oscar Wade in 2009, and his brother Phil in 1989, along with a wealth of friends over the years.
John Durling will officiate graveside services at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 14, 2022, at Centerville Cemetery, under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet at Konantz-Cheney at 10:00 a.m. for a visitation prior to graveside services. Memorial contributions may be made to the City of Fort Scott Animal Shelter and Pound and may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.