The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 Lila M. <I>Chapman</I> Adams

Photo added by C & Y Zinn-Haines

Lila M. Chapman Adams

  • Birth 1 Jan 1921 Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 19 Jan 2012 South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Osceola, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 84430169

Parents, birth & death place per Contributor
#47043207 (C & Y Zinn-Haines)
December 19, 2016

Lila M. Adams, 91, residing in Mishawaka, IN passed away at 7:50 PM Thursday, January 19, 2012 in Sanctuary at Holy Cross, South Bend. She was born on January 1, 1921 in Cass City,, MI to the late Elmer and Blanche (Frost) Chapman. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Cooke, who died September 26, 1947. Then on June 19, 1965 she married Paul Adams, who survives.

Also surviving are her daughter, Sharon Snyder of Elkhart; grandson, Kent (Kim) Snyder of Elkhart; great grandchildren, Heather (Chris) Miltenberger of Mishawaka, Courtney Duerksen and Brian Duerksen, both of Mishawaka, and Noel, Andrew and Nicholas Snyder, all of Elkhart; and one sister, Esther McLeish of Mishawaka. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Kimlee Duerksen; sisters, Gladys Reifel and Vivian Freshney; and her brother, James Chapman.

Mrs. Adams retired in 1977 after seventeen years of service with Mishawaka Schools. She attended College Park Missionary Church. She served as Registrar at Bethel College from 1954-1960. Lila graduated from Goshen College with her B.A. in Education; and received her Master's degree from Indiana University South Bend. She also attended Bethel College and St. Mary's.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, January 28, 2012 in Palmer Funeral Home-River Park, 2528 Mishawaka Ave, South Bend. Rev. Jim Bayer will officiate. Graveside services and burial will take place in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, IN. Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 - 8:00 PM Friday January 27, as well as one hour prior to services Saturday, all in the funeral home.

Contributions in memory of Lila Adams may be offered to College Park Missionary Church, 2014 Liberty Drive, Mishawaka, IN 46545 or to Bethel College, 1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Online condolences may be sent to the Adams family at

Family Members






  • Created by: Linda O.
  • Added: 3 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84430169
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lila M. Chapman Adams (1 Jan 1921–19 Jan 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84430169, citing Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Linda O. (contributor 47143751) .