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 Irene <I>Baker</I> Adams

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Irene Baker Adams

  • Birth 25 Jul 1912 England
  • Death 4 Jan 2005 Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 32111099

IRENE ADAMS , 92, of Sterling, died after a short illness, surrounded by family at her daughter's house. Irene was born July 25, 1912, to Ernest and Maryann Baker in Somersetshire, Ergland. She attended Morrision Community High School and graduated from . Brown Business College. She was united in marriage to Paul E. Adams, Feb. 21, 1936, in Morrison. Together, they owned and oper­ated Sterling Cleaners until 1964 when they relocated to Sanibel Island, Fla. They owned a clothing store there until they retired in 1990. Irene was a member of Sacred Heart church in Sterling and a lifelong member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. She was an avid bowler, and was one of the founders of Youth Bowling in the Sterling-Rock Falls community. She was inducted into the Sterling­Rock Falls Bowling Hall of Fame. One of her greatest enjoyments was watching the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bulls on television. She also enjoyed playing Bingo, watching golf, and spending her summers at their cabin in Canada where she enjoyed fishjng. Survivors include a son, Ronald (Kay) Adams; two daughters, Mary Lou (Harold) Van Drew, Patrice (Dennis) Redfield, all of Sterling; 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was her husband Paul; five grandchildren, Kathleen Adams. Shellie Van Drew. Jeremiah Van Drew. Rae Anne Redfield, Mark Hopkins; and four brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Sacred Heart Church, Sterling, with the Rev. Paul White officat­ing. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery Sterling.


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  • Created by: Jo Frey
  • Added: 10 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32111099
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Irene Baker Adams (25 Jul 1912–4 Jan 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32111099, citing Calvary Cemetery, Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jo Frey (contributor 46843198) .