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Florence A. Adams, 88

Jun 12, 2010

Blue Earth — A Celebration of Life Service for Florence A. Adams, age 88, of Blue Earth, formerly of Granada, was held June 10, 2010, at the River of Life Worship Center, in Blue Earth. Burial followed at Fairview Memorial Park, in Fairmont.

Florence passed away June 6, 2010, at the United Hospital, in Blue Earth. Lakeview Funeral Home, in Fairmont, was in charge of arrangements for the family.

Florence Armanda (Hatch) Adams was born on Sept. 21, 1921, at Buffalo, Okla., the daughter of Ernest Hatch and Margaret Lockhart. When Florence was six she moved in with Arie and Alma Carpenter’s family on a farm near Granada. Florence also spent one year with Albert and Pearl Cotherman, at Winnebago. On March 26, 1941, she married Donald F. Adams at the home of Arie Carpenter. Florence lived with Earl and Fern Adams (Donald’s parents) for three years while Donald was away fighting in World War II. When Donald returned they farmed by East Chain and Granada for many years later moving into Granada. They were members of the Granada Assembly of God Church. Florence taught Sunday School, and was involved with the church music and had many youth gatherings at their home over the years. Florence enjoyed singing with her family on many occasions. After the death of her husband in May of 1989, Florence spent time living with her children and being an active part of enriching their lives. She volunteered at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, in Blue Earth and while living in New Prague, she volunteered at the hospital and retirement home. In April of 2009, Florence entered the St. Lukes Lutheran Care Center, in Blue Earth, as a resident.

She is survived by three sons, Ernest (Mary Ann) Adams, of Eagle Lake, Donald (Linda) Adams, of Blue Earth, and Byron Adams, of Ledyard, Iowa; two daughters, Karen Adams, of Arlington, Karla (Barry) Bell, of Carson City, Nev.; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Melva Conquest, of Altus, Ark.; two sisters-in-law, Viola Landin Quiggle and Jean Hatch; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; parents, Earl and Fern Adams, Ernest Hatch and Margaret Lockhart; brothers, Glen, Ernest and Loman Hatch; two sisters, Hattie and Goodruda Hatch.

She was a wonderful mother and friend to all who knew her and will forever be kept in our hearts. Special thanks to the staff of St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center and the United Hands Hospice and United Hospital District for the countless expressions of love they have shown to Florence. Memorials are preferred to the St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Martin County Youth for Christ or the United Hands Hospice.