Vera Adams

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Vera E. Adams, nee Bay, 85, of Freeburg, IL, born February 27, 1934, in Freeburg, IL, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

Mrs. Adams was a seamstress at Belleville Shoe Factory before her retirement. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending time at her clubhouse.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Donald D. Adams, whom she married on October 24, 1953, and who died on October 17, 2012; her parents, William and Ethel, nee Jackson, Bay; three sisters, Vada Browning, Ada Krieg, and Millie Heller; two brothers, August Bay and William C. Bay; and one grandson, Donald Stahl.

Surviving are her daughter, Donna (Rickey) Stahl of Smithton, IL;
a grandson, Ryan (Masae) Stahl of Okinawa, Japan;
two great-grandchildren, Alexandra Curtis and Luke Stahl;
a brother, Jim (Joann) Bay of Smithton, IL;
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Freeburg Care Center or to HSHS Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Smithton, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Smithton, IL, with Rev. Andrew Wilson officiating.

Burial will be at Smithton City Cemetery, Smithton, IL.


2 Comments on Vera Adams

Mary Vielweber said : Guest Report May 31, 2019 at 12:43 PM

Donna and family, So sorry to hear about your mom. Remembering the good times out at the Krieg farm- such a fun person. I know how much you will miss her. Hugs

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Mr. & Mrs D. Boykin said : Guest Report May 31, 2019 at 12:28 PM

To all of the ones that Vera loved more then life itself. We are deeply sorry that Vera has left this earth. Wishing you peace in knowing she will live on in each of your memories. Sincerely, Mr. & Mrs Boykin

  • Valdosta
  • Georgia

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