PEORIA, IL - Stephen A. Adams, 53, of Peoria died at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at his home.
He was born April 19, 1955, in Chicago to Dr. Carl S. and Jessie (Shaunnessy) Adams.
Surviving are his father and stepmother, Dr. Carl and Bonnie Adams of Morton; two sisters, Coletta M. (Don) Tosby of Castle Rock, Colo., and Cindy A. (Shawn) Kirwan of rural Deer Creek; one brother, John J. (Lori) Adams of Deer Creek; two stepbrothers, Benjamin J. Adams of rural Morton and William G. Adams of Fresno, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Stephen attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Peoria and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Morton.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Parish Hall in Morton, with Father Mark DeSutter officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the parish hall. Entombment will be at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria.
Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home in Morton is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donors choice.