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Services set for Martha Adams

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Chesterton resident Martha Lou Adams, 78, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 at V.N.A. Hospice Center in Valparaiso.

She was born on Feb. 10,1932, in Lafayette County, Miss., the daughter of Lonnie and Lora (Low) Jenkins, who preceded her in death.

On Oct. 27, 1947, in Marks, Miss., she married Joe Fred Adams, who on Jan. 1, 2007, also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children, Joe F. (Nancy) Adams Jr. of Westville, Larry P. (Barb) Adams of Valparaiso, Shirley (Mike) Beile of Valparaiso, and Sheliah (Darrell) Swickard of Chesterton; her grandchildren, Chris (Laura) Swickard, Adam Swickard, Devon (Steve) Elliott, Dawn (Russell) Schreib, Chad Beile, Craig, Brian and Jason Adams, and Barbís children Ruth and Mike; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Shirley (George) Terral of Percy, Ark.

She is preceded in death by her siblings Maria, Sonny, Zola, and Mary, her twin sister.

Martha was the head cook for the Duneland School Corporation for 27 years and since 1968 a member of the Portage Missionary Baptist Church. Painting, crocheting, bowling, and gardening in her flower garden were her favorite past times, and Martha and her husband Joe enjoyed camping and fishing.

Funeral services, Pastor Jeff Sheffee officiating, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St. in Chesterton. Burial will take place in Graceland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday Feb., 9, at White-Love.

Memorials may be given to V.N.A. Hospice in memory of Martha.



Posted 2/8/2011