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Merle Eldren Adams
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1926
Macon County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 19, 1973
Macon County
Illinois, USA

Obit: Monday, 5-21-1973. Decatur Herald & Review Newspaper.

Merle E. Adams, 47, of Maroa died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday in Decatur Memorial Hospital. He collapsed while playing in a Class B softball game in Maroa.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Maroa Christian Church. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Monday at the Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Maroa. Friends may also call from 11 a.m. until services time at the church. Burial will be in Maroa Cemetery.

Mr. Adams was born in Macon County, a son of Lynn and Harriett Sturgeon Adams.
He was a World War II veteran. He worked as a telegrapher for the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad for 25 years, where he was a Maroa Agent until the Maroa Station closed. He had been a part-time employee of Goldblatt's Department Store in Decatur.

He married Jeanette Dye on April 21, 1945, in Decatur, IL.

Surviving are his wife; mother, of Decatur; daughters, Debra and Cindy, both at home; son, Paul at home; sister, Mrs. Margaret Cain of Decatur; and brother, Dale of Maroa. 
Family links: 
  Lynn Eldren Adams (1897 - 1964)
  Harriet Edna Sturgeon Adams (1902 - 1991)
  Robert Lynn Adams (1921 - 1921)*
  Merle Eldren Adams (1926 - 1973)
*Calculated relationship
Maroa Township Cemetery
Macon County
Illinois, USA
Created by: SBird
Record added: Dec 23, 2008
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- SBird
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