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Benham Franklin Adams
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Birth: Jan. 31, 1918
Death: Jan. 26, 2008

Benham Franklin Adams, 89, of Vinton, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at Lutheran Home for the Aged Association-East in Vinton.

Born Jan. 31, 1918, in Bruneau Valley, Owyhee County, Idaho, he was the son of Ida and George Adams. In 1937, he married Clarice V. Gardner of Bonaparte. They later divorced.

Mr. Adams worked at Iowa Army Ammunition Plant. He also worked at Murray Iron Works and spent 33 years with J.I. Case. He served in the Navy and was a member of American Legion George G. Luckey Post 57 in Vinton and United Auto Workers Local 807 in Burlington. He enjoyed fishing and traveling.

Survivors include two sons, Robert "Bob" F. Adams of Burlington and Mike Adams of Vinton; one stepdaughter, Linda Simanek of Walker; two grandchildren; step grandchildren; and step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his three wives, his parents, four sisters, one brother, one stepdaughter and one son.

The memorial service for Mr. Adams will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jim Blair officiating. The body will be cremated. Burial with military rites will be in Bonaparte Cemetery in Bonaparte, at a later date.

Family links: 
  Clarice Gardner Adams (1916 - 1981)*
  Dorothy L Adams (1921 - 2006)*
  Richard George Adams (1940 - 1961)*
*Calculated relationship
Bonaparte Cemetery
Van Buren County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Flintstone
Record added: Jan 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24282730
Benham Franklin Adams
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Benham Franklin Adams
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 Added: Jan. 30, 2008

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