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Irma Adams

HAWARDEN, IOWA – Irma Jean Adams, 99, of Hawarden, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at the St. Mary Catholic Church in Hawarden with Father Sunny Dominic officiating. Burial will follow at the Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the church on Friday. The Porter Funeral Home is assisting the family. Irma’s family prefers memorials be directed to Hospice of Siouxland or St. Mary Catholic Church. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

Irma Jean Adams was born November 19, 1918 to Roy and Belle (Miner) Smith near Hudson, South Dakota. She attended Virginia Grade School in South Dakota thru 8th grade and graduated from the Hawarden, Iowa High School. Irma attended Beauty School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

She married Wendell E. Adams August 19, 1940 at Hawarden. They farmed in Union County, South Dakota until moving to Hawarden in 1981. Wendell passed away in 1985.

Irma was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church. She loved nature, sunsets, flowers, and wildlife. She was known for her sense of humor and cooking skills. Irma was a wonderful mother and grandmother.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Smith of Huron, South Dakota; three sons, Ronald of California, Steven (Sandra) of South Sioux City, Nebraska, and Patrick of Storm Lake, Iowa; a brother, Rex Smith of Hudson, South Dakota; 15 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Irma was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell; daughter, Barb Schiefen; son and daughter-in-law, Dick and Dawn Adams; son-in-law, Jerry Smith; grandson, Marty Schiefen; sister, Hazel Burke; and a brother, Harold Smith.

Visitation with the family

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ,Friday, December 15, 2017
St. Mary's Catholic Church of Hawarden
1121 Avenue L Hawarden, Iowa 51023

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM ,Friday, December 15, 2017
St. Mary's Catholic Church of Hawarden
1121 Avenue L Hawarden, Iowa 51023

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Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She will greatly be missed. I am a daughter of Joe and Shirley Adams. Our prayers to your family.
Shirley Adams and family

Terry Jacobson Dec 14 2017 12:00 AM

To all my cousins whom I have lost touch with,
May God be with you at this difficult time and watch over your families.
Irma was such a gracious woman and full of spirit.
I will never forget the times spent with she and Wendell at their farm with my mom, Dorothy and sister, Colette.
Prayers are coming your way.

Lisa Falon-Schulz Dec 13 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about your Mother Pat

Terry singer Dec 13 2017 12:00 AM

Lesley Pedde has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.

Lesley Pedde Dec 13 2017 12:00 AM