Dr. Regina (Ginger) Weade, 69, of Athens, Ohio died Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 7:01 a.m. at Court House Manor where she had been a patient since June 21.

Ginger was born August 29, 1948, in Columbus, Ohio to Frank Johnson and Claire McDonald Weade.  She was a 1966 graduate of Miami Trace High School; graduated Summa cum Laude from Ohio University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in education; received a Master of Science in teacher education and supervision in 1980 from The Ohio State University and a Ph. D. in teacher education and curriculum studies in 1984 from The Ohio State University.

She had taught junior high school and high school in the Cleveland area from 1970-1978; was a graduate administrative associate at The Ohio State University from 1978-1983; from 1984-1986 was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences at the University of Houston; was a visiting associate professor and acting director of Project START at the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and 1995; was an associate professor in the Department of Instruction and Curriculum at the University of Florida from 1986-1999 and was a professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Ohio University from 1999 until her retirement on May 9, 2018, at which time she was named Professor Emeritus.  While at Ohio University, she had also served as interim chair of the Department of Teacher Education; was a regional campus faculty liaison; an Associate Dean for the College of Education graduate programs and research and director of the Professional Development School Partnerships.   She was also a lecturer and presenter at various colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada and had lectured at Harvard University.

Ginger was a lifelong member of the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her father 1999, her mother in 2015, and a sister, Elaine “Lainie” Weade in 2006.

Ginger is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald J. and Debbie Weade, of Washington Court House and David A. and Jane Ann Weade of Sunbury; four nephews and their spouses, Mark  and Rachel Weade, Jess and Shena Weade, Matt and Megan Weade and Branen and Laura Weade; five great nephews and a great niece.

The funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, July 6, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Michael Hartge, associate parochial vicar at the church.  Burial will follow in the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Fayette County.

Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue or  St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church, 219 South North Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.



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  • Fauna Stout says:

    I am truly sorry to hear that Dr. Weade has passed. Dr. Weade was truly an inspirational teacher and a blessing to myself and many others. Dr. Weade was generous and kind soul.
    My condolences to Dr. Weade’s family and friends.
    Fauna Stout

  • Gisela Ernst-Slavit says:

    Dear Weade Family,
    I am deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Weade. Ginger was a wonderful teacher and mentor for many graduate students at different universities. She will be truly missed and I will include her in my thoughts, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Gisela Ernst-Slavit, Vancouver, Washington