Mrs. Adams (June) was born in Gallipolis. In 1943, she moved with her parents to Pomeroy where she assisted her parents in the Evans Grocery that her father managed, and graduated from Pomeroy High School in 1947.
After high school, she began working at the Pomeroy City Loan office.
She married George Adams in 1951 and moved to his hometown of Mt. Airy, NC. There, she worked as secretary for the law firm of Barber and Gardner, and gave birth to son Brant.
In 1960, she returned with her family to Gallipolis, working part-time first at Ruth’s Floral Shop for her cousin Amyl Haffelt, and then for seven years as the secretary at First Baptist Church until the birth of daughter Claire.
In 1977, she and her husband purchased the flower business, changing its name to Flowers by George. In 1978, her husband passed away after a brief illness. A short time later, she sold the flower shop and went to work at Robbins-Meyers, Inc. in Gallipolis, and later at Holzer Medical Center, where she worked until retirement.
From the time of her return to Ohio in 1960, Mrs. Adams was always very active in the First Baptist Church, especially as a soloist and faithful member of the Sanctuary Choir. She was also deeply committed to the young people of the church, frequently serving in the nursery and as a Sunday School, VBS and youth teacher. She loved to sing, not only at church, but also often singing the national anthem for civic events in Gallipolis on patriotic holidays. She also loved being a mother and homemaker, and was well-known for boldly living her faith every day among her family, friends, and anyone with whom she came in contact.
She will be sorely missed by her family and many friends. Surviving family members include son Brant and daughter Claire . Also surviving are six grandchildren, Other survivors include cousins and beloved sister-in-law,and a niece.
She is preceded in death by her husband George Maxwell Adams, Jr., and her parents, Clara Haffelt Unroe and Oliver Adam Unroe.
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