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Obituary: Maude Frances Adams, Columbus

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Maude Frances Adams, 75, of North Talley Road, died at 6:20 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at her home.

Maude was born February 21, 1939, in Glasgow, Kentucky, the daughter of John A. and Cora Ethel Strode Bowles. She married Hiram "H.C." Adams on September 6, 1958.

She was a 46-year member of Lowell General Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School and Bible School teacher. She did many jobs throughout her life, but she especially loved being a school bus monitor for special needs children. She loved crafts, singing, cooking, sewing, bowling, and especially loved traveling to the Smoky Mountains every year.

Maude will be remembered as a loving wife and a wonderful mother and “granny.”

The funeral will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Lowell General Baptist Church with the Revs. Glenn Poynter and Larry Fields officiating. Calling will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at the church. Burial will be at Old Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Survivors include her husband, Hiram "H.C." Adams of Columbus; sons, Danny D. (Sheryl) Adams and A. Scott (Dale-Ann) Adams, both of Columbus; daughters, Gwen (Steve) Pattingill and Terri J. Engleking, both of Columbus; grandchildren, Rachel Burke, Bryan Stickans, Cortney Boley, Beth Adams, Brooke Adams, Adrian Adams, Aaron Stickans, Andrea Adams, Brandi Schwering, Danielle Brown, and Jacob Adams; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Andrew (Loretta) Bowles of Glasgow, Kentucky; and two sisters, Ella J. Kinslow and Phyllis (Charles) Stephenson, both of Glasgow, Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one great-granddaughter, Christina Burke; and 13 brothers and sisters.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all the nurses and caregivers who were involved with Maude during the time of her illness. Your kindness will never be forgotten.

You are invited to view her video tribute after 4:00 p.m. Monday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.

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