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 Velna Laura <I>Robertson</I> Adams

Velna Laura Robertson Adams

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Death 8 Jul 2002 (aged 101)
Burial Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 95707130 · View Source
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Wife of Leo Beryl Adams, & Verle C. Utterback
Mother of Bert Rex & Paul Roberson Adams

The Sigourney News Review, July 10, 2002

Velna L. Utterback, 101, of Sigoumey, died Mon., July 8, 2002, at the Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney. She was bom April 28, 1901, near Hayesville, the daughter of Eugene and Laura (Richardson) Robertson. Her mother, Laura, died on May 1, 1901, leaving three day old Velna to be raised by her maternal grandparents: Isaac and Susan Richardson.
She attended Chastine Country School and then 9th grade at Hayesville. Later she received her teaching certificate in Cedar Falls. She taught one year at Chastine Country School then four years in Hayesville.
On Dec. 25, 1924, she married Leo B. Adams in Sigourney. Leo died on Nov. 4, 1968. She continued to live on the family farm west of Hayesville for over three years until moving to Sigourney.
On July 11, 1981 she married Verle C. Utterback at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Verle died on Oct. 24, 1983.
She was a member of the Spiritualist Church in Hayesville. She was active in the Keokuk County Farm Bureau, where she was a member of the choir and kitchen band and served as Women's Publicity Chairman for many years. She was also Cancer County Memorial Chairmen for fifteen years and a member of Keokuk County Historical Society. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, historical work and cooking.
She is survived by her son Beryl of Sigourney; three great grandchildren; and four step daughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; Leo Adams and Verle Utterback; her son Paul Adams; and grandson Phil Adams.
Memorial services will be held Sat., July 13, at 11 a.m. at Reynolds-Powell Funeral Chapel in Sigoumey with the Father David Wilkening officiating. Burial will be in Pennington Cemetery.


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  • Created by: McFarland
  • Added: 21 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95707130
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Velna Laura Robertson Adams (28 Apr 1901–8 Jul 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95707130, citing Pennington Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by McFarland (contributor 47349869) .