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Ruth Annabell "Ann" Meils Adams
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1926
Death: May 29, 2008

Annabell M. "Ann" Adams, 82, of Peoria died at 2:50 p.m. Thursday (May 29, 2008) at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.

She was born Feb. 22, 1926, in Bloomington, the daughter of Delbert and Kathryn Milburn Meils. She married Kenneth E. "Pete" Adams on Dec. 29, 1946, in Pocahontas, Ark. Pete died Oct. 28, 2000, in Bay St Louis, Miss. Also preceding her in death was a grandson.

Surviving are three sons, Kent (Donna) Adams of Brentwood, Tenn., Grant (Paula Salazer) of Griffin, Ga., and Rex (Ritsuko) Adams of Madison, Conn.; one daughter, Kathy (Larry) Cobb of Peoria; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Ann was a 1944 graduate of Flanagan High School and a 1948 graduate of Eureka College, where she received her Bachelor of Science in education, as well as an additional 30 hours of coursework. While at Eureka, she was a member of Delta Delta Pi sorority. She taught seventh and eighth grade math for District 150 for 25 years, first at Woodrow Wilson School, then later at Sterling Middle School, retiring in 1991.

For over 40 years, Ann and Pete spent time at Diamond Head, Miss., where they were active in the Diamond Head Community Church and parti-cipated in golf leagues.

She was a member of the Kings Daughters & Sons, Mizpah Circle, and Mount Hawley Country Club, where she also was a league golfer.

Glen Oak Christian Church has always been a very important part of Ann's life. She has been active in the Homebuilders Sunday School class and Christian Women's' Fellowship, taught Sunday school, vacation bible school and tutored in the M&M (Mind and Muscle) program. Ann was honored as a deaconess emeritus in 2004.

Published in the Bloomington, Illinois Pantagraph

Family links: 
  Delbert Meils (1888 - 1937)
  Kathryn C. Meils (1890 - 1940)
  Kenneth Earl Adams (1924 - 2000)
Olio Township Cemetery
Woodford County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Bob & Nancy Cannon
Record added: Jun 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27341956

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 Added: Jan. 8, 2011

- Bob & Nancy Cannon
 Added: Jun. 5, 2008

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