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Erma Quade

Funeral service for Erma Dee Quade of Cape Girardeau, was held Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Chapel in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Doug Collison officiated. Burial followed at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Quade, 90, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1 2021, at her home. She was born May 20, 1931, in Burfordville, to Charles F. and Dena Graden Froemsdorf. She and Paul Quade were married Sept. 1, 1951.

She was a graduate of College High School and retired from U.S. Bank as a teller after more than 30 years. She was a member of the United Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Quade of Cape Girardeau, son, Keith Quade and wife, Tamara Janssen Quade, three grandchildren, Samantha Kuehn, Elizabeth Cochran and Jessica Duck, five great-grandchildren, Jaydin Clark, Paytin Clark, Lucille Clark, Kaydence Cochran and Railey Cochran. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Dorothy Busch and Geraldine Patrick.

Memorials may be given to the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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