Carlene Adams


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Posted Online: March 11, 2013, 7:59 pm
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Carlene D. Adams, 86, of Viola, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Genesis Senior Living, Aledo.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, March 16, at 10 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, Viola. Burial will be at St. John's Cemetery, Viola. Visitation is Friday, March 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola, with Liturgy of the Word recited at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be left for the Viola Public Library.
Carlene was born April 17, 1926, in Quincy, Ill., a daughter of Frank and Catherine Waterman Schalk. She attended schools in Quincy and Sherrard, graduating from Sherrard High School in 1944.
She married Jimmie L. Adams on Nov. 13, 1948, at St. Catherine's Church in Aledo. He died Jan. 16, 1981.
Carlene was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and a trustee of St. John's Cemetery, Viola. Mrs. Adams was a past president and a board member for several years at the Viola Public Library. In 1987, she was one of nine directors on the Viola Development Board, serving as secretary. She was a longtime "Reading Buddies" volunteer at Viola Grade School. Her thought was, when you live in a community you should work to do things to improve the community.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmie and Nancy Adams, Polo, Ill., Roger and Linda Adams, Davenport, Charles and Carrie Jo Adams, Viola, and Allan and Cyndi Adams, New Windsor; nine grandchildren, Abigail and Tony Magnafici, Carol Stream, Ill., Kate Lyn Adams, Davenport, Eric and Courtney Adams, New Windsor, Brian, Kelly and Carly Adams, all of Viola, Amy and Travis Boswell, Aledo, and Tiffany and Stephanie Adams, both of New Windsor; three great-grandchildren; and brothers, Robert and Fern Schalk, Taylor Ridge, and Frank Schalk, Milan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Arthur and Joseph; and a sister, Mildred.
Online condolences may be left at dennisonfuneralhome.com.












 



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