Retha E. Spade
She was born on March 12, 1919, in Akersville, Pa., a daughter of the late Orville Roy and Margaret “Retta” Elizabeth (Strait) Duvall. On February 24, 1940, in Roa-noke, Va., she married Robert M. Spade. He preceded her in death in 1979.
She is survived by the following family: one son and one daughter, Mark Spade, married to Karen ( Clark), Everett; Sylvia, married to Sheldon Haselbarth, Fairfax, Va.; four grandchildren: Michael Haselbarth, married to Marion, Manassas, Va.; Michele Haselbarth , Manassas, Va.; Christine Spade, Reston, Va.; Darren Spade, married to Alexis, Virginia Beach, Va.; six great-grandchildren: Todd, Zachary and Alex Haselbarth, Grant, Grace and Gage Spade; one sister: Mildred Rohm of Fort Pierce, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Musick, and the following brothers and sisters: Ernest, Orville, Raymond, Porter, Norman and Roy F. Duvall, Mabel Barkman and Glendora Imes.
She was a lifetime and faithful member of the Mc- Kendree Methodist Church, where she lovingly served the Lord and enjoyed playing the organ until the church’s closing.
She was a member of the Fulton Chapter No. 519 Order of the Eastern Star.
She was a graduate of Warfordsburg High School.
She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, cooking for her family and canning all the good things that came from her garden.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother, who will be dearly missed.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 12, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel at Akers Funeral Home, Everett. Rev. William Kuhn will officiate.
Friends may call at the Akers Funeral Home, 299 Raystown Road, Everett, on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Burial will be held in McKendree Cemetery, Crystal Spring.
If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Spade to the American Diabetes Association.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.akersfuneralhome.com.