RINGLING — Funeral Services for Donna “Toppy” Novella (Patrick) Wade, 85, of Ringling were 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at the Church of Jesus Christ Gospel Tabernacle of Ringling with grandson-in-law, the Rev. James Riggs and Bro. Jimmy Morris officiating. Interment followed at the Ringling Memorial Cemetery. Services were under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Ringling.
Toppy was born on July 6, 1931, at Fort Towson, to the late Daniel James Patrick and Novella (Thomas) Patrick. She departed this life on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at her home in Ringling following a 26-year battle with Parkinson’s.
Toppy was initially raised at Fort Towson, moving to Ringling as a young lady after her father’s passing. She married Jake Wade on Feb. 7, 1947, at Gainesville, Texas. They lived the majority of their lives together in Ringling, residing at their current residence south of Ringling since 1955.
Toppy was always a devoted housewife and homemaker. She enjoyed quilting and fishing and also liked to collect milk glass pieces. Her proudest accomplishment and greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was her father, Daniel James Patrick; mother, Novella Patrick Sutton; stepfather, Wes Sutton; and sister, Doris Hope Stanton.
Survivors include her loving husband, Calvin T. “Jake” Wade of the home; daughter, Mollye Henley and husband, Jim of Perry; sons, Calvin J. Wade and wife, Nita and Allen Wade and wife, Linda , all of Ringling; two brothers, Daniel James “Junior” Patrick, Jr. and wife, Ollie and Don Patrick, all of Ringling; grandchildren, Brent, Brad, Brandon, Trina, Laura, Karla, Clinton, Jill and Allison; 22 great-grandchildren with one other on the way; numerous nieces, nephews, other family, church family and friends.
Casket bearers are Brent Wade, Brad Wade, Brandon Wade, Chad Martin, Michael McDonald, Destre Pickens, Clinton Henley and Cody Daft.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice, 207 C St. NW, Ardmore, OK 73401.
Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.