|Birth: ||Jul. 17, 1905|
|Death: ||Mar. 2, 2010|
DATA--SSDI--HELEN BETTS ADAMS...17 Jul 1905--02 Mar 2010 (Dunedin, Pinellas, FL)
Daughter says 'God has a purpose" for her 104-year-old Dunedin mom
FL--St.Petersburg Times...19 Aug 2009
HELEN ADAMS of Dunedin celebrated her 104th birthday at an early afternoon party with many friends at Mease Manor, where she has been a 10-year resident.
She was born July 29, 1905, in Kinsman, Ohio, to dairy farmers Ida and Lee Betts.
Winters were cold there and Mrs. Adams remembers her father taking her two brothers, three sisters and herself to school in a horse-drawn sleigh.
She spent a year at Kent State Normal College before marrying Joe Adams March 3, 1928, in Akron, Ohio.
She initially worked for a telephone company when she first moved to Akron, then for Goodyear Tire in its insurance division.
He worked for the Ohio Edison utility company.
The couple wintered in various Florida cities over a number of years and decided they liked its west coast best.
The couple made the decision to move to New Port Richey in 1966 after his retirement. Later, they relocated to Clearwater, where Mr. Adams passed away in 1976.
The centenarian-plus has always loved sewing and crocheting. She also enjoys the game of bridge, which she played socially until six months ago.
When asked her mother's philosophy on 104 years of living, Mrs. Adams' daughter, Kay Kullman, said: "My mother is convinced that God has a purpose for her and is keeping her around for a reason."
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Adams has 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Lee Wakefield Betts (1866 - 1956)
Ida Mae Curtis Betts (1871 - 1956)
Joseph Francis Adams (1900 - 1976)
Grace Leta Betts Miller (1899 - 1971)*
Glenn James Bates (1901 - 1995)*
Jessie Betts Elfring (1903 - 1960)*
Beryl Helen Betts Adams (1905 - 2010)
Marian Edith Betts Dewbeck (1908 - 2005)*
Lee Carl Betts (1911 - 1993)*
Kinsman Cemetery New
Created by: DJ Csikos
Record added: Apr 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51725080
Woopee! You are qualified to be in the centenarian club! Celebrate Life See the Sights! Smell the Roses!|
Added: Oct. 13, 2012
MOST ALL desire--A Forget me not! We should remember Andrew Betts-an early settler of CrawfordCnty PA as the father of this large family group. Rest in peace one & all; One more of the many distant cousins-Dianna|
Added: Aug. 31, 2012