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Genevieve Kay (Howerton) Adams

February 22, 1927 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Genevieve Adams Obituary

Genevieve Kay Adams, 96, of Springfield, IL formerly of Hillsboro, IL, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 4:15 a.m. at Cedarhurst Assisted Living in Springfield, IL.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL with funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m.  Rev. Michael Lawton, Pastor of Hillsboro Methodist Church in Hillsboro, IL, will officiate.  Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro, IL.

Mrs. Adams was born on February 22, 1927, in Carterville, IL, to the late James and Verda (Alexander) Howerton.  She marred Joseph J. Adams, on December 27, 1947, in Carterville, IL and he  preceded in death in 1987.  Mrs. Adams was a graduate of Carterville High School in Carterville, IL and SIU Carbondale, IL, where she received her BS in Physics.  She was a retired teacher and had taught at Loda High School in Loda, IL and Hillsboro Jr. High School in Hillsboro, IL.  She was a past member of the Presbyterian Church in Hillsboro, IL, where she was a choir member and pianist.  Scrapbooking was her specialty and she also enjoyed gardening and sewing. Mrs. Adams had lived in Carterville, IL; Crowne Point, IN; Kankakee, IL; Hillsboro, IL and Springfield, IL during her lifetime.

Mrs. Adams is survived by three children, Joseph H. (wife, Cindy) Adams of Sun Lakes, AZ; Gillian Terracina of Canyon Lake, TX and Robin (husband, Mark) Enstrom of Chatham, IL; eight grandchildren, Kate Miller, Jenny Van Valer, Brooke Giannelli, Joseph S. Adams, Amanda Woods, Ellen Zamstein, Kyle Enstrom & Derek Enstrom and fifteen great grandchildren.  Along with her parents and husband, Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by a daughter, Bobbie Lynn Floyd in 1995, a son-in-law Charles Terracina and siblings, Paul Gene Howerton and Betty Faulkner.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorials to go to Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro, IL.

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February 6, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home
624 South Main Street
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Funeral Service
February 6, 2024

2:00 PM
Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home
624 South Main Street
Hillsboro, IL 62049


Oak Grove Cemetery
W. Tremont St.
Hillsboro, IL 62049


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