Lillie Bell (Flint) Adams passed away on August 9, 2017 at Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa with her family beside her.
Lillie was born on March 3, 1934 in Wathena, Kansas to Charles Elmer and Emma Rosetta (Halfhill) Flint. She was the last of eight children. She grew up in Kansas and Missouri with her siblings, going to school in Wathena, Kansas. She worked at various jobs including waitress, cook, dishwasher, seam presser, and candy maker at the Russel Stover Candy Co. in St Joe, Missouri. While working as a waitress in a restaurant at a gas station where her dad worked she met Charles W. Adams.
Her and Charles were married on July 24, 1952 in Wathena, Kansas with their families present. From this union was born five children: Kathleen S., Annette R., Charles Lee, Orval R. and John W. She traveled with Charles while he was in the service. After Charles left the service they went into farming in Kansas, Missouri and ending in Iowa. They farmed for many years in the Coburg and Shenandoah area. They spent their retirement years in Shenandoah.
Lillie enjoyed visiting with everyone she met, she never knew a stranger. They are only friends waiting to be met. She could tell a good yarn that even sometimes she believed herself.
Lillie enjoyed singing, crocheting, embordering, crafting and making clocks, collecting salt and pepper shakers, camping and traveling. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and when she could great, great, grandchildren.
Lillie was preceded in death by her husband Charles, her parents, two brothers Everett & John, four sisters: Lula, Alice, Iva, Cora, one granddaughter Tabitha Rodriquez, many nieces and nephews.
Lillie is survived by her children: Kathleen (Duane) Lockhart of Rozet, WY; Annette (Richard) Archer of Red Oak, IA; Charles Lee of NE; Orval (Ruth) Adams of Wilcox, MO; John (Tammy) Adams of Shenandoah, IA. Grandchildren: Amber (Matt) Tschacher of SD, Michael (July) Lockhart of WY, Arrron Lockhart of WY, Richard (Shawn Booher) Archer of NE, Heather (Clyde) Zeigler of IA, Keri (Eva) Adams of NV, CW (Dezma) Adams of IA, Miley Adams of MO, Jessie (Condella) Finchem of IA, Mysti (Greg) Harper of IA, Amber Rodriquez of FL, Steven Rogers of NE, Krystal; (Marshall) Arms of IA, 34.5 great grandkids, 6 great, great, grandkids; one sister Gladys Kline of Wathena, KS, one sister-in-law Dorothy Adams of MO, many, many step children and adopted children (she accepted all kids as her family), nieces, nephews, and one very, very best friend Saundra Morgan of Tabor, IA
Celebration of life graveside service will be held 11:30 am, Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah.
Visitation with the family will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am, Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah.
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