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Arthur Dean Adams
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1923
Christian County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 2003
Missouri, USA

S/o Arthur & Sarah Catherine (Anderson) Adams

Husband of Thelma Lorene Herd
Married November 24, 1945

Obituary published Christian County Headliner-News January 25, 2003

Arthur Dean Adams, 79, was born Aug. 8, 1923 in the Fairview Community near Sparta, the son of Arthur Lee and Sarah Catherine (Anderson) Adams. He was reunited with them and his brothers Raymond and Roger on Friday, June 20, 2003. In 1941 Adams went to work as a chef for the Harvey House Restaurant in the Frisco Depot, Springfield. There he met Thelma Lorene Herd and they were married Nov. 24, 1945. Together they owned and operated several neighborhood restaurants in Springfield. In 1952 he became a police officer with the Springfield Police Department, and in Dec. 1961 he made the decision to return to his Christian County home and established Adams Funeral Home in Ozark. Adams was elected Christian County Coroner in 1972 and served 24 years until his retirement in 1996. He was a member of the Sparta First Baptist Church. Adams was a 50 year member of Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 AF & AM, Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Temple and all Masonic Bodies. Survivors include his wife, Thelma; four children, E. Dean Adams and wife Mary, Ozark, Terry Adams, Springfield, Jeff Adams and wife Andra, Ozark, and Valerie Adams, Ozark; three grandchildren, Sarah Orr and husband Mark, Arthur Dean Adams II, and Jesse Adams, all of Ozark; a great-granddaughter, Emily Orr; two sisters-in-law, Fonda Adams and Alma Adams, both of Ozark; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends. He was a devoted loving husband, dad, and papa. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. June 23 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial with Masonic Services was in Sparta Cemetery. ŠOzarks Newsstand 2003 
Family links: 
  Arthur Lee Adams (1895 - 1956)
  Sarah Catherine. Anderson Adams Hartline (1892 - 1972)
  Terry Lee Adams (1948 - 2006)*
  Claude Raymond Adams (1914 - 1986)*
  Roger Wayne Adams (1915 - 1986)*
  Arthur Dean Adams (1923 - 2003)
*Calculated relationship
Sparta IOOF Cemetery
Christian County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Mark and Kay
Record added: Aug 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40753426
Arthur Dean Adams
Added by: s.k.maggard
Arthur Dean Adams
Added by: Mark and Kay
Arthur Dean Adams
Added by: Mark and Kay
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