Shirley Adams

Shirley Adams

Brattleboro- Shirley Anna Brown Adams, 90, formerly of Jacksonville, died April 29 at Thompson House Nursing Home. 
She was born in Greenfield, MA, on January 8, 1931, the daughter of the late Walter and Mina Hillman Brown. She was an Arms Academy graduate and attended Vermont Community College in Brattleboro at the age of 58, where she studied writing and had some of her work published. 
She worked for New England Telephone Company in Brattleboro, the Wilson Department Store in Greenfield, and as an auditor for the town of Whitingham for nine years. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Order of the Eastern Star Mayflower Chapter #19 now in Jamaica and Wilmington, and Past Matron, District Deputy, and Grand Chaplain. 
Mrs. Adams was a 4-H leader for many years, taught sewing, and was the leader of the Joyful Jackies. She enjoyed walking, reading, and quilting and her greatest joy was spending time with her family. 
She is survived by her children Nancy Adams Lentz and her husband Russell Lentz, of Pace, FL, Jacqueline Adams-Howes and her husband Jason Howes, of Jacksonville,  and Cheryl Adams Crawford and her husband Roger Crawford, of Wilmington; grandchildren Julie, Frank, Abigail, Kristy, and Matthew; and her great-grandchildren Derek, Ryan, Rachel, Nicholas, Casey, Shayne, Ashlyn, and Zachary.  She was preceded in death by her husband James Adams Jr, whom she married June 18, 1949, in Colrain, MA; grandson Benjamin Birch; sisters Barbara Bernard and Bernice Caron; brothers Gerald, Robert, Roger, Malcolm, who died during WWII, and Forrest Brown. 
Funeral services for Mrs. Adams will be held June 18 at 11 am at the Jacksonville Community Church. Interment will follow in Jacksonville Cemetery. There are no visiting hours. If friends desire gifts in her memory may be made to the Deerfield Valley Rescue, Jacksonville Community Church or Families First, c/o Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. 

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