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Wilma Adams

February 21, 1924 — October 27, 2021


Wilma F. Adams, 97, of New Philadelphia, formerly of Freeport, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Park Village Health Care in New Philadelphia, Ohio. She was born February 21, 1924 in Moorefield, Ohio a daughter of the late Roy Vernon and Corella Dove Todd Moore.

She was the former co-owner and manager of the Don Adams Texaco, a member of the Rankin United Methodist Church where she served as the pianist for many years, an avid bowler and worked at the Timken Corp during WW II.

In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Adams in 2000; a granddaughter, Jennifer Adams; daughter-in-law, Janet Adams; and 3 brothers: Dale, Donald and William Moore.

Surviving are her 4 children: Kelly Adams and his friend Nan of New Philadelphia, Teresa (Gary) Tarbert of Piedmont, Gene (Sharry) Adams of Tippecanoe and Dawn (Jim) Milleson of Tippecanoe; 9 grandchildren: Greg (Joni) Tarbert, Jolene (Dennis) Bloomquist, Ryan (Shannon) Tarbert, Angie (Bill) Bryant, Chad Adams, Jon Dean, Andrew (Marlena) Dean, Kaila (Jimmy) McPeek and Mark (Stephanie) Dean; 22 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to Covid, there will be no calling hours, her funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 30, at 12:00 p.m. at Rankin United Methodist Church, 77195 Rankin Road, Cadiz, Ohio 43907 with Pastor Jon Little officiating. The family asks that you arrive at the church just before the funeral service and wear masks and practice social distancing. Burial will follow at Nottingham Church Cemetery, Cadiz, Ohio. The family is being assisted by Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rankin U.M.C., c/o Lori Milleson, 33425 Belmont Ridge Road, Piedmont, Ohio 43983.

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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Rankin United Methodist Church

77195 Rankin Rd, Cadiz, OH 43907

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