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Mary Lou Adams

November 12, 1936 ~ July 13, 2020 (age 83)



Mary Lou Adams, age 83, of rural Mendon, passed away Monday evening, July 13, 2020,  at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.

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.  

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, July 18, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Mendon, with Pastor Don Clinger, officiating.  Burial will follow at Tomlinson Cemetery, near Mendon.
Calling Hours are from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM Saturday, July 18 at the Funeral Home in Mendon.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Grand Lake Hospice or the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Attendees at the visitation and funeral are asked to please practice social distancing, and follow the COVID-19 guidelines established by the Ohio Department of Health and Governor DeWine.

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Calling Hours
July 18, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Mendon
311 Sunset Drive
Mendon, Ohio 45862

Funeral Service
July 18, 2020

1:00 PM
W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Mendon
311 Sunset Drive
Mendon, Ohio 45862

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