Mary C. Adams, 88, of Collinsville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in Collinsville under the care of Gateway Hospice.
She was born September 25, 1924 in Meriden, Kansas, a daughter of the late Inez and Imogene (Jones) Orona.
She married Duane "Dee" Adams on October 11, 1944 in Ottumwa, Iowa and he preceded her in death on January 26, 2012.
She was a homemaker and was an avid bowler. She enjoyed her days of hanging wallpaper, camping and traveling to Florida, Bull Shoals, Missouri and Las Vegas and will be remembered for being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
She is survived by two daughters, Donna Sprankle of Granite City and Karen Sue Smith of Granite City; one son and daughter-in-law, Gregory Noel and Tommye Adams of South Roxana; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Glen and Kimberly Sprankle, Gregory and Tammy Adams, John G. Adams, Tammy and Larry Birkner, William "Dee" Smith, Deanna and Don Thunberg and Michael Boner; many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.
In addition to her beloved husband of 67 years and parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings and a granddaughter, Robin Smith
In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2013 where funeral services will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Charles West officiating.
Burial will be at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road in Granite City.
Memorials may be made to the Granite City APA or to Gateway Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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