Oct. 24, 2003 Volant Lawrence County Pennsylvania, USA
Deceased Name: Gertrude E. Adams
Gertrude E. Adams, 92, of Davis Road, Volant, died the morning of Oct. 24, 2003, in her home.
Born Aug. 11, 1911, in Scott Township, she was a daughter of the late James Gilfillan and Alice McConnell McKissick. She married Clyde N. Adams on March 21, 1940. He died June 13, 1972.
Mrs. Adams was a former elementary schoolteacher, having taught grades one through eight at one-room schools in the Lawrence County area, including the Fox School at Rose Point and the Enon Valley School.
She was active in quilt-making all her life and loved her flower garden.
She was a member of Plain Grove Presbyterian Church. She taught Sunday school for more than 50 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Alice Ruth Clapper of New Castle and Esther LaMotte of Greenville; three sons, J. Lawrence Adams of Volant, Paul Adams of Lawton, Okla., and Lloyd Adams of Volant; two brothers, James R. McKissick of Pulaski and R. Wendell McKissick of New Castle; 27 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandchild; a son, Dale; a daughter, Mary Eaton; a brother, Clifford; and a sister, Dorothea.
Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Smith Funeral Home, Leesburg, 1778 Perry Highway, Volant. A service will be conducted at 5 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home with Ifron Hughes of Hillcrest Presbyterian Church of America officiating. Burial will be in North Plain Grove Cemetery in Plain Grove Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cherry Run Campground, Rimersburg, Pa. 16248.
Obituary published in the New Castle News, New Castle, Pennsylvania on Saturday 25 October 2003.