Shirley Lorene (Miller) Adams

Shirley Lorene (Miller) Adams


On Thursday, October 6, 2022 Shirley Adams, loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away at the age of 83.

Shirley was born February 1, 1939 in Kirksville, Missouri to Clarence and Zelva Miller. Shirley grew up in the Sabbath Home Community where she attended church and grade school at New Zion. She later graduated from Kirksville Senior High School in 1957. She married Wayne Adams on June 29, 1957. They raised one daughter, Pamela (Adams) Koch.

Shirley had a passion for community. She enjoyed gatherings and dinners spent with family and friends. She worked at local banks in her early years. She also worked as an Election Official throughout the years. She spent most of her time working on the farm where she enjoyed taking care of the animals. She was a kind and sweet woman to everyone she met. She had a compassionate and love filled heart.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Zelva, and her sister, Lola Belle Hoffman. She is survived by her husband Wayne, her daughter Pamela, her son-in-law Charlie, and her three grandchildren Noah, Nicholas, and Brooklyn Koch.

Public Visitation will be held Saturday, October 15th from 1:00-2:00 with a service following at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, with Pastor Darrel Draper officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Park Cemetery in Kirksville.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Shirley may be made to Highland Park Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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