Born November 12, 1936, in Mercer County, she was the only daughter of Henry N. & Elsie A. (Hehmeyer) Miller.
Mary Lou and Donald W. "Bill" Adams were married on February 21, 1957, and he preceded her in death June 23, 2004.
She is survived by their children: David (Bonnie) Adams of Rockford, Daniel (Laura) Adams and Gary Adams of Spencerville, Thomas Adams of Mendon, Connie (Robert) Roof of Rockford, 7 grandchildren: Kandi, Krista, Amanda, Khelley, Brody, Chandler and Kendall, and 8 great grandchildren.
Also surviving are her sisters-in-law: Paulette Miller Sommer of Celina and Fran Adams of Ottawa.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by her brothers: H. William “Bill” (Bess) Miller and Dale J. Miller, an infant son, a grandson, Adam, and her brothers & sisters-in-law: Ann (Merle) Townsend, Elnore (Neal) Jenkins, John F. (Jean) Adams, Robert D. (Shirley) Adams and Kenneth Ray (Betty) Adams.
A graduate of Celina High School, Mary Lou had been a bookkeeper for Bell & Horn in Celina, a franchise owner of H & R Block in St. Marys, and worked for the Ted Ruck Co. in Wapakoneta. She was also the owner of Adams Bookkeeping & Tax Service.
Mary Lou served as the Union Township Clerk for several years, and had also been a poll worker for the Board of Elections. She was a member of the Mendon United Methodist Church and served with the Willing Helpers Women's Ministry at the church.
She belonged to a local card club for many years. In her free time, Mary Lou enjoyed reading, doing word search puzzles, quilting, and collecting teapots.
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