|Birth: ||Aug. 5, 1925|
|Death: ||May 2, 2007|
Berness J. Adams, age 81 of Thomson, Illinois, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007 in her home, surrounded by her loving family. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church, Savanna with Reverend Thomas Moe and Pastor Lisa Mapes officiating. Interment will take place in the St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery in rural Savanna. Friends may call from 1:00-2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 5, 2007, one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church, Savanna, Illinois or Mercy Hospice 638 S Bluff Blvd. Clinton, IA, 54732, in BernessÂ' honor.
Berness was born on August 5 1925 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the daughter of Sherwood C. and Mae L. (Elliott) Barth. She attended Savanna High School and graduated with the class of 1943. Berness married Donald W. Adams on January 7, 1951, in Lyons, Iowa.
Berness worked as a Bookkeeper for Middle States Telephone Company, Adams and Dabron Department Store and the Savanna City Hospital all in Savanna, Illinois. She also worked for the Savanna Army Depot in the accounting department and retired from the Rock Island Arsenal as a Systems Cost Analyst in 1987. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Savanna, where she was active in the Esther Circle. Berness was a past President and a former member of the Savanna Junior WomenÂ's Club, she was also a past member of P.E.O. Most of all Berness loved traveling and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed her special friend, Teddy who is a Schipperke dog.
Berness is survived by her husband, Donald; one son, Donald (Kathy) Adams of Solon Springs, Wisconsin; two daughters, Linda Nolte of Washington, Illinois and Bonny Adams of Chandler, Arizona; eleven grandchildren, Jacqueline Nolte of Davenport, Iowa, Ron (Kathy) Nolte of Metamora, Illinois, Jennifer (Paul) Letcher of Washington, Illinois, Zachary Adams of Savanna, Mackenzy (Andy) Walt of Solon Springs, Ben Adams of Denver, Colorado, Nikk Adams of Solon Springs, Cassandra (Lorenzo) Barbone of Beverly Hills, California, Tyler Blair of Tempe, Arizona, Andrea Blair of Beverly Hills and Adam Blair of Tempe; ten great-grandchildren, Abbigail, Allison, Olivia, Callan, Haley, Xavier, Rubyjane, Ezra, Leonardo and Oliver; two sisters, Erma Rocho of Savanna, Illinois and Gloria McDonnell of Clinton, Iowa.
Berness is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Leroy.
Sherwood Charles Barth (1898 - 1963)
Mae Luella Elliot Barth (1897 - 1986)
Leroy Barth (1921 - 1921)*
Erma L Barth Rocho (1922 - 2007)*
Berness J Barth Adams (1925 - 2007)
Note: Parents' Links information contributed by John 10/03/2012
Saint Peters Lutheran Cemetery
Created by: Paula Koehler
Record added: May 05, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19234300
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