Darlene Hope Adams, 79, of Keithsburg, Illinois died at her home surrounded by family and went to greet her husband and son on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.
Visitation is at Keithsburg First Christian Church on Saturday, October 26th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. followed by funeral services at 12:00 p.m. A memorial fund will be established. Burial will be in Greenmound Cemetery, Keithsburg. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is handling arrangements.
Some women have to work so hard for grace and beauty, not her, she had it all without even trying.
She was born January 17,1934 in Chanute, Kansas to Clifford and Mildred Rains Ayers. She married Robert Frank Adams in Kansas on January 12, 1952. They moved to Keithsburg in 1967 where they raised their 4 daughters and 1 son: Cindy (Jim) Diehl, Keithsburg; Janie (Tom) Hinton, Colchester; Deanna (Don “Bub”) Tippie, Keithsburg; Fay Hand, New Boston and the late Michael “Timmy” Adams (Tammy Adams-Hudson (David)), Keithsburg.
She loved being surrounded by family including her sister-in-law Mary Hollerud and enjoyed spending time with her many grandchildren: Travis (Angel) Diehl, Stephanie (Michael) Retherford, Michelle (Troy) Martin, Jerry (Tiffany) Shepler, Donovan (Danielle) Tippie, Shaun (Becky) Tippie, David (Rhonna) Hand, Jennifer Hand, Kendrah Adams, Preston Adams, Sullivan Adams, Cody Hudson and Logan Hudson; as well as her 19 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren with one on the way. You never really knew holiday cheer until you spent a Christmas Eve at Grandma Adams.
She was employed numerous places including many factory jobs, but in her later years at Casey’s in Keithsburg as the “pizza lady”. She was also an avid shopper and enjoyed her Wednesday shopping trips and when that ended she looked forward to her magazine shopping lunch dates with Ruth. She was also a huge Obama fan and didn’t care who knew.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, her husband Robert Adams, her son Timmy Adams and her beloved dog Pugsly Adams. She is survived by MANY and will be missed by ALL.