|Birth: ||Nov. 7, 1988|
|Death: ||Aug. 7, 2006|
Obituary ~ The Chanute Tribune ~ Chanute, KS ~ Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Wyatt David Adams, 17, died Monday, August 7, 2006, in Frankfort, KS, following an apparent fireworks explosion. Wyatt was born November 7, 1988, in Manhattan, KS, the son of Tim and Gwen Hoppas Adams. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Frankfort, UMC Sunday School and UMC Youth Group. He was an honor student at Frankfort High School and an award-winning art student with his pottery. He was a member of the Work-to-Win 4-H Club and the FHS F-Club. He was employed part-time at Mo's Body Shop, Frankfort. Wyatt loved and excelled at sports. He participated in wrestling, football, basketball, track, co-rec softball and baseball. He was named to the All Flint Hills and All-League Football Teams in 2005. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends and his girlfriend, Ashley Wanklyn. He is survived by his parents, Tim and Gwen Adams, and a brother, Weston, of the home. Other survivors include his grandparents, LeRoy and Lavon Hoppas, Erie, KS; Jerry and Pat Adams, Frankfort, KS; a great-grandmother, Rachel Adams, Frankfort, KS; and a special aunt, Rena Burton, also of Frankfort. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Fern Adams, and his great-grandparents.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 11, 2006, at 10 a.m. in the Frankfort High School Gymnasium with the Rev. Karen Miller officiating. Musicians were Jane Sedlacek, Amy Jacques, Devin Randel and Sam Stueve. Songs included Amazing Grace, Hymn of Promise, I Can Only Imagine, When I Get Where I'm Going. Pallbearers were Morgan Wanklyn, Gary Kraushaar, Tom Schroeder, Carl Brothers, Dean Dalinghaus, Bruce Gunter and Brian Ebert. Honorary pallbearers were his teammates and the FHS Class of 2007. Interment was at Frankfort City Cemetery.
— Tribute to Wyatt —
When a young person dies, it makes no sense. Especially when they're a teenager, just beginning to show the type of adult they'll grow up to be. And when there seems to be nothing but good in their future, their death creates an
unimaginable void, that never before could we see. Wyatt, it's amazing how we've always said, you never caused anyone a moment of grief - until now. Your gentle smile and your competitive spirit will hold a special place in our hearts. And we want you to know, you were very much loved and will be very much missed. Go with God and watch over us. Everything is changed without you on our bus.
Created by: TiogaRose
Record added: Sep 03, 2006
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