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Leona Rosalie Adam
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Birth: Jul. 21, 1905
Tell City
Perry County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 30, 1997
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA

She was born July 21, 1905, the daughter of the late Joseph and Floriena (Schauberger) Adam.
She was a graduate of Tell City High School, 1928 graduate of Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, 1944 graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in nursing and 1961 graduate of the University of Hawaii with a master's degree in education. In 1941 she received a certificate in public health nursing from Western Reserve University.
She was a world traveler.
Her experience as a nurse included private duty, school health, and public health nursing. She also functioned in the field of public nursing as a staff nurse, supervisor, consultant, administrator and educator. She was employed by the Monroe County Public Health Nursing Association in Bloomington to develop its service and staff. She also worked at St. Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing, where she assisted with the development of outpatient services, coordinated the student health services, and taught classes on family and community health. For several years she was a public health nursing supervisor with the Indiana State Board of Health.
She served as president of the Indiana State Nurses Association from 1947 to 1950. For several years she served as chairwoman of the Continuity of Patient Care Committee, Indiana League for Nursing.
She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the National Nursing Honor Society.
In 1950 she moved to Hawaii and worked for one year as a staff public health nurse in the Territory of Hawaii Health Department. For the following five years she served in a dual capacity as the executive secretary of the Territory of Hawaii Nurses Association and the Hawaii Board of Nurses Registration.
In 1956 she began teaching public health nursing in the nursing program at the University of Hawaii. Here she taught seven years, and during that time she served on numerous committees of the Hawaii League for Nursing. During the 1960-61 academic years, she was granted a sabbatical leave when she traveled to Guam to aid in the development of public health nursing programs and staff.
She joined the Indiana University faculty in 1963. Of particular interest to her was the specialties of school health and mental retardation. Due to her interest in continuing education, she participated in and conducted workshops and short courses sponsored by IU aimed primarily at improving the quality of public health nursing services and staff development. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Adam (1880 - 1953)
  Floriena A. Schauberger Adam (1885 - 1960)
 
 Siblings:
  Leona Rosalie Adam (1905 - 1997)
  Elaine K. Adam (1907 - 1987)*
  Josephine Elizabeth Adam Metz (1913 - 2009)*
  Marie Adam Easton (1916 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Tell City
Perry County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Christina
Record added: Jan 15, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 123505151
Leona Rosalie Adam
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Leona Rosalie Adam
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