|Birth: ||Jul. 6, 1924, USA|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 2011|
Floyd R. Adams, 86, of What Cheer, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Floyd Raymond Adams was born July 6, 1924 in Carthage, Sourth Dakota, the son of Tom and Waunets Ulin Adams. On October 30, 1942 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Kitzman in Lancaster, Missouri. The couple resided in Ottumwa while Floyd worked construction at the Air Base. In 1943, they moved to What Cheer where Floyd had his first truck he used to haul rock and livestock and deliver coal to houses in the community. He and Dorothy also operated the What Cheer Restaurant. Floyd later worked and operated the Adams Stock Yards in What Cheer. In 1948, he bought his first semi and hauled livestock to the Chicago Stock Yards for area farmers. After he sold the Stock Yards, he operated the Champlin Gas Station and started Adams Truck Line, hauling sewer tile from What Cheer Clay Products. In 1960, Floyd built a repair shop in What Cheer. When the Clay Products closed in the mid 60's, he sold the trucks and began farming. Floyd also operated a custom corn shelling business. In the 70's, he starting farming full time with Raymond until retirement. Floyd served as Mayor of What Cheer as well as a Tri-County School Board member. He was a member of the Lions Club, What Cheer Fire Department, Eastern Star, Masonic Lodge and the What Cheer United Methodist Church. Floyd enjoyed coffee time every day, his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, playing cards and rummikub and fishing.
Floyd is survived by his wife Dorothy of What Cheer, his three daughters and sons-in-law; Peggy and Eugene Beasley of Sigourney, Annie and Wendell Hannum of West Point and Dixie and Tom Moore of Keswick; his two sons and daughters-in-law: Raymond and Donna Adams of What Cheer and Alan and Linda Adams of Oskaloosa; nineteen grandchildren: Kirk Beasley, Gina Swearingen, Ginger Brown, Chad Hannum, Jared Hannum, Tara Pope, Travis Moore, Justin Moore, Matthew Calvert, Mitchel Calvert, Marty Calvert, Michelle Podruchny, Ashly Dehne, April Adams, Eric Bos, Andrea Tollefson, Austin Adams, Amber Norris, Alyssa Adams; as well as forty great-grandchildren. Floyd also leaves behind two sisters, Donna Briggs and Betty Dicke both of What Cheer; two sisters-in-law, Betty Jane Adams and Darlene Kirby, bith of What Cheer and a brother-in-law, Vernon Kitzman of Sigourney.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Mike Calvert; a granddaughter, Lori Moore; and a brother, Jim Adams; three brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Edward and Mary Kitzman, Bob and Hazel Malin and Marvin Kirby.
Funeral services will begin at 2 pm Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in What Cheer, Burial will be in the Garrett Cemetery near Delta. Visitation will be held Friday, March 18, 2011 from 5-8 pm at the Harden Funeral Chapel in What Cheer.
Created by: Donald Bitner
Record added: Mar 18, 2011
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