Velma (Legg) WadeFebruary 7, 1924 ~ December 16, 2019 (age 95)
Velma Cocella (Legg) (Westall) Wade, age 95 of Noble IL, went to her eternal heavenly home on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 4:30 am.
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 5–7:00 PM in the chapel of Thrasher Family Funeral Home in Olney. Graveside services will be at 10 AM on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Green Hill Cemetery, south of Noble. Reverend Tom Pope officiating.
Velma was born on February 7, 1924 to Chester Arlie and Leona (Parrott) Legg. She was raised in the Petrolia, Bridgeport IL area. She married Mervin E. Westall May 12, 1945 and moved to Noble, IL where they lived together for 42 years.
She taught herself to play the piano, which she enjoyed playing for friends and family. She used her piano playing gifts weekly to worship the Lord at the Wynoose United Methodist later known as the Wynoose United for Christ Church.
She had a love and passion for sewing, she always had a closet full of materials that she turned into anything imagined. She sewed for her family and friends, and they could find her in the sewing room 2 or 3 times a week.
She married Forrest (Frosty) Wade June 3, 1990, and enjoyed traveling, gardening, canning, and helping Frosty create new woodworking projects. Playing table games, cards and putting puzzles were a way they spent time with not only friends but also her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a loyal member of the United for Christ Church. She was always ready to offer a helping hand to family, friends and neighbors in need.
She is survived by her son, George (Anita Royse) Westall of Noble; 3 grandchildren, Kim (Kevin) Ahlfield, Kevin (Linette) Westall, Kristi (Gary) Hosselton; 11 great-grandchildren, Courtney/Nathan(Ahlfield) Hopf, Jacob Ahlfield, Taylor Ahlfield, Brady Westall, Britton Westall, Gavin Hosselton, Chad Hosselton, Trent Hosselton, Kendal Thomas, Hannah Thomas; 3 great-great-grandchildren, Avery Hopf, Cooper Hopf, Harper Hopf; 2 brothers Carold Legg and Larry Legg and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Arlie and Leona Legg, husbands Mervin Westall and Forrest Wade, brothers Mervin Legg and Wayne Legg and sisters-in-law Betty Legg and Alberta Legg.
Memorials can be sent to Hospice of Southeastern Illinois 800 East Locust St. Olney IL 62450 In memorial of Velma Wade.