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Thelma Lulay Wade

September 28, 1913 July 10, 2010
Thelma Lulay Wade
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Peoria- Thelma Clara Lulay Wade, 96, a lifelong resident of Peoria, died at 10:35 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2010 in Peoria. Born September 28, 1913 in Peoria to Lawrence O. and Helen Paetz Lulay Sr., she married James L. Wade on September 18, 1934 in Peoria. He died April 16, 1985. She is survived by their daughter, Helen Wade of Dunlap, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren of Decatur. One sister, Catherine Evans and one brother, Lawrence O. Lulay Jr., also survive along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary C. Powell, one great granddaughter, and one sister, and three brothers. Thelma was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, where she had been a member of the Mother’s Club, and Blue Circle. A Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Church, with Msgr. William A. Watson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria. Memorials may be made to Easter Seals in Peoria, or the charity of the donor’s choice. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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