July 31, 1929- June 18, 2014
Pat Adams, the daughter of Dean and Mary (Mackey) Howard, was born July 31, 1929 on the family farm near Churdan, Iowa and departed this life June 18, 2014 at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, Iowa. She lived a full life to the age of 84 years, 10 months and 19 days.
Pat attended and graduated from the Churdan High School in 1946. On November 20, 1947, Patricia Howard was united in marriage to Russel Adams at St. Columbkill’s Catholic Church in Churdan. To this union were born two sons; Larry and Terry. After their marriage, Russel started farming with Pat’s father. They later farmed on their own farm and retired in 1988. They moved to their present Churdan home in 1984.
Pat was an active member at St. Columbkill’s Catholic Church, a member of the Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters of America and a very active member of the Churdan American Legion Auxiliary where she was known as the “Poppy Lady”. Pat enjoyed gardening, cooking, holding and attending garage sales and had a large collection of bells. Pat also volunteered for many years as a “Pink Lady” at the Greene County Medical Center.
Pat is survived by her son, Larry of Churdan, sister, Connie Ryan of Churdan, six grandchildren; Brett (Regina) Adams of Carroll, Shannon (Joel) Vroegh of Granger, Shawn (Leslie) Adams of Terrill, Shane Adams of Johnston, Ashley (Alex) Adams of Jefferson and Anthony Tasler of Polk City and eight great-grandchildren. Those who preceded her in death were her parents, husband in 2002, son Terry in 2011, a brother Ival and his wife Pauline, two brothers-in-law, Larry Minnehan and Mike Ryan and two daughters-in-law, Viki Adams and Teri Roseland.
Mass of the Christian Burial was held at 10:30 A.M. Monday June 23, 2014 at St. Columbkill’s Catholic Church with Father Jeff Schleisman officiating with burial in the St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery west of Churdan.
A Rosary was prayed and Vigil for the decease was held Sunday at the Brown Funeral Home in Churdan.
Casket bearers were Shawn Adams, Shane Adams, Joel Vroegh, Brandon Adams, Trevor Adams and Anthony Tasler.