April 21, 2011

(1/30/1938 - 4/16/2011)

Margaret Louise Adams, 73, of Gorin, Missouri, died Saturday, April 16, 2011, at University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. She was born January 30, 1938, in Gorin, Missouri, to Earl Miller and Bertha Marie Hardman Egbert. She grew up in the Gorin area and was a graduate of Gorin High School, Class of 1956. She married Charles F. Adams on May 22, 1956 and to this union five children were born. Margaret was a homemaker and also was a clerk for sales at the Memphis Sale Barn. She enjoyed quilting and working outdoors, particularly tending to her many flowers. Her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a member of the Gorin Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Charles, of Gorin; a daughter, Anna Marie Keegan, of Overland, Missouri; three sons, Alan E. Adams and his wife Tammy of Memphis, Michael D. Adams and his wife Sharon of Raymore, Missouri, Charles W. Adams of Gorin; eleven grandchildren, Katie Keegan, Kit Keegan and Nathaniel Keegan, all of Overland, Missouri, Joshua Adams and Karissa Adams, both of Memphis, Shawn Adams of Raymore, Missouri, Bryan Adams of Columbia, Shawn Webster of Kahoka, Scott Adams of Wyaconda, Chris Adams of Hermann, Missouri and Brian Adams of Kahoka. Also surviving are two aunts, Louella Gardener of Omaha, Nebraska and Betty Wagoner of Fort Dodge, Iowa and many friends. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Mary Louise Adams; a grandson, Don McCutcheon; and a brother, Gene Earl Egbert. Funeral services were held at 3 P.M. Monday, April 18, 2011, at the Memphis Funeral Home with Reverend David Howlett officiating. Burial followed in the Gorin Cemetery. Casket bearers were John Austin, Ronnie Boyer, Allen Fitzgerald, Allan Hulet, Robert Kraus and Rodney Thomas. Honorary bearers were Julie Adams, Georgia Erickson, Johnny Erickson and Jean Saxton. To honor Margaret's memory, a memorial may be made to the Scotland County Cancer Fund and may be left at or mailed to Memphis Funeral Home, 378 South Market Street, Memphis, Missouri 63555. Online condolences may be sent to the Adams family by logging on to mmphisfh@nemr.net. Arrangements are under the direction of the Memphis Funeral Home.

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