Kenneth Adams

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

TAMMS, Ill. -- Kenneth Eugene Adams, 72, of Tamms died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at his home.

He was born Dec. 21, 1929, at Tamms, son of George and Rhoda Pole Adams. He married the former Joanna Smithey.

Adams was a lifelong resident of Alexander County. He farmed and retired as a maintenance worker from Illinois Department of Transportation. He was a member of Elco Methodist Church.

He served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Rex Adams of Tamms, Kim Adams of Dallas, Texas; two daughters, Jane Hodges of Tamms, Janice Todd of Jackson; a brother, Elmer "Sharkey" Adams of Ullin, Ill.; two sisters, Evelyn Strader of Edwardsville, Ill., Velma Adams of Alton, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms from 5 to 8 p.m. today, and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Elco Methodist Church.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, with the Revs. Tom Bailey, Robbie Grief, Buddy Walls and Bob Richardson officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery near Dongola, Ill., with military honors by VFW Post 1301 of Marion, Ill.