Nan B. Shade age 83, of Delphos, died 8:45 a.m. Feb. 7 at Brookdale Place, Englewood. She was born April 22, 1931 in Cecil, OH to the late Robert F. and Erma Martin Barnhard. She married Merlin E. Shade Aug. 19, 1951 and he preceded her in death Sept. 20, 2013.
Mrs. Shade had been a teacher with Delphos Public Schools and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Delphos. She graduated from Pioneer High School, received her Bachelors from Bowling Green and her Masters from University of Dayton.
Survivors include 4 sons: Nyle E. (Daren) Shade of Eldridge, Iowa, Gary Robert Shade of Mountain View, CA, Donn William Shade of Clayton, OH and Mark Thomas Shade of Truckee, CA, 2 grandchildren Charlotte and Ethan Shade, a brother Thomas (Ilah) Barnhard of Mulberry, AR and a sister Alice Dick of Pioneer, OH.
Nan was preceded in death by a brother Glenn ‘Ed’ Barnhard and a sister Irene Croft.
The family will receive friends 11-2 Saturday Feb. 14 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The funeral service will follow at 2 with Pastor Bob Young officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Fairmount Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to The Alzheimer’s Association.