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Joan I. Ireland Adams
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Birth: Dec. 24, 1924
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 2010
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA

Joan married Robert Herrick Adams on June 22, 1946. They had two children:
1. Richard Ireland Adams
2. Robert Herrick Adams, Jr.

Cause of death: Alzheimer's Disease

Adams, Joan Ireland
Joan Ireland Adams, 85 of Jupiter, FL, formerly of Lake Forest, IL died on February 10, 2010 after a lengthy and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. Mrs. Adams was born in Norwalk, Connecticut on December 24, 1924 to Judge Richard and Lena (nee Sather) Ireland. She was the loving wife of the late Robert Herrick Adams who passed away in February of 2007. Joan was a devoted mother to her two surviving sons, Robert Herrick Adams, Jr. (Debra) and Richard Ireland Adams (Kristine) both of Lake Forest. Her six surviving grandchildren, Courtney, Kelsey, Connor, Mackenzie, Jack and Lindsay will dearly miss their "Gaga". Joan is also survived by her sister Mary Whipple Rule (A.O.); nephew Adrian (Margaret) and nieces Hilary (Steven) and Amy (Rahm). Joan, who was affectionately referred to as "Tootsie", graduated from Connecticut College for Women in 1946. She and Robert married on June 22, 1946 and had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary just prior to Bob's death in 2007. Joan enjoyed gardening, antiques, and tennis. She was an avid reader and a passionate sports fan. She loved animals, especially dogs and spent much of her time writing eloquent and kind letters to friends and family members. She lived life to the fullest and embraced all whom she met with an engaging sense of humor. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 5, 2010 at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 400 East Westminster Rd, Lake Forest, IL. Memorial contributions to support Alzheimer's disease research may be made in Joan's name and made payable to Northwestern University FSM CNADC. Mail to Cognitive Neurology & Alzheimer's Disease Center, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, 320 E. Superior Street, Searle 11, Chicago IL, 60611. Info: Wenban Funeral Home, Lake Forest (847) 234-0022 or
*Published in the Antioch Review from February 25 to March 4, 2010 
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  Robert Herrick Adams (1924 - 2007)
Lake Forest Cemetery
Lake Forest
Lake County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Killian
Record added: Oct 19, 2010
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Joan I. <i>Ireland</i> Adams
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Joan I. <i>Ireland</i> Adams
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Joan I. <i>Ireland</i> Adams
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