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Jessie C. Coppage Adams
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Birth: 1921
Death: Jul. 10, 2010

Jessie C. Adams, 89, died Saturday, July 10, 2010.

She was born in 1921, in Madison, the daughter of Jesse and Minni Katherine Coppage. She was a graduate of Indiana University and later completed a bachelor in arts degree in sociology at the school. She served in the Army during World War II with the Women's Army Corps as a recruiter and an army psychologist. She worked as a social worker with the blind in Chicago, Ill., and for welfare departments in California in the 1950s. She later earned a master's degree in education from Indiana University. She was an elementary teacher in Indiana and Ohio in the 1960s and 1970s. She worked as a teacher's aide in California. She participated in sit-ins in the 1950s to establish racial integration in Indiana. She attended the Quaker International Seminar when she was young. She was active in progressive politics and frequently campaigned for candidates. She served as a city council member in Berea, Ohio in the 1970s.

She is survived by two daughters, Suzanne Marie Adams of Rohnert Park, Calif. and April Eve Brown of Fort Myers, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of over 54 years, Charles J. Adams, who died in 2006; her parents; and three siblings, Dorothy Watson, Jack Coppage and Tommy Coppage.

A memorial service was held at Journeys End Mobile Home Park Clubhouse in Santa Roas, Calif.

Madison Courier 11/3/10 
Created by: Denny Jackson
Record added: Nov 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61076355

- Denny Jackson
 Added: Nov. 3, 2010

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