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Frances Ann (Sanderson) Cade

June 21, 2021


 Frances Ann Cade, 81, passed away June 21, 2021 at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. She was a resident of The Kensington in Hastings, Nebraska.

Ann was born November 1, 1939 in Clay Center, Nebraska to Charles Job and Emma Elizabeth Sanderson.  The family lived in Mitchell and Bridgeport, Nebraska before returning to Clay Center where she spent her senior year and graduated in 1957.

Ann attended Cottey College, Nevada MO, a two year liberal arts P.E.O. college for women. She finished her bachelors degree in home economics education at the University of Nebraska Lincoln graduating in 1962. She began her teaching career at Harvard Public Schools in Harvard, NE.

She married Jerry Fate in 1960 and to this union one daughter Katherine Ann (Fate) Mines was born. In 1965 she married Darrel Adam. A daughter, Audrey Lynn (Adam) Berns, and one son, Michael Darrin Adam, were born to the couple. Ann taught in Giltner, worked in a variety of capacities at NC+ and Central Community College before working for MidNebraska in Hastings.

Ann studied gifted education and leadership and then moved to Ogallala, Nebraska in 1992 to begin a new career.  She met and married Duane Cade in 1996. They resided in rural Lemoyne, Nebraska. She retired from Health and Human Services in Ogallala in 2006.

As a teacher and gifted educator, Ann used her God-given talents in acts of service.  For all that knew her, they benefited from her deep understanding, care and love. Ann enjoyed and served in many civic and church organizations. Her creativity, gifted soprano voice, and tenacity was enjoyed by so many as she sewed costumes, enjoyed pranks, sang and loved her 11 grandchildren. 

She is predeceased by her parents, Charles and Emma (McLaughlin) Sanderson, one brother Charles Sanderson, former husbands Jerry Fate and Duane Cade. 

Left to cherish and remember her are her children and spouses, Katherine (Fate) Mines and Mick; Audrey (Adam) Berns and Keith; Michael and Amy Adam; her grandchildren Alaina (Mines) Bailey and Joshua, William Mines, Simeon and Kristen Berns, Rachel (Berns) and Samuel Gnagy, Josh and Blair Berns, Jakin and Kassy Berns. Anna-Hope Berns, Elisabeth Berns, Talitha Berns, Charles Adam and Benjamin Adam, 12 great grandchildren:  Lucy Walker and Conlan Bailey; Adelaide, Clara, Ezekiel, and Liberty Berns; Isaiah, Malachi, Hosanna, Bethelle and Damascus Gnagy;  Luka Berns and numerous extended family.  Also remembering her is special friend Albert Karg.

Honorary pallbearers are her six grandsons: William Mines, Simeon Berns, Joshua Berns, Jakin Berns, Charles Adam, and Benjamin Adam.

Memorial funds for the Lemoyne “Senior” Center where Ann served for many years. Address: 720 NE-92 Scenic, Lemoyne NE 69146 

Celebration of Life Service Thursday, June 24 at 6 PM held at Hastings Berean Bible Church 316 N Lexington, Hastings, NE , officiated by Pastor Paul Knott. Dinner following.  Graveside Services will be held Friday, June 25 2:00 PM at the Lemoyne Cemetery, Lemoyne NE,  Pastor Eric Wait of New Hope Church in Ogallala officiating.  Mo visitation scheduled.

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Services will not be recorded.

Apfel Funeral Home of Hastings and Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala have been entrusted with arrangements.


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