Greta Elaine Adams

15 septembre 193226 septembre 2020

Greta Elaine Adams age 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 26th, 2020. Loving companion of many years to John “Jack” Hymel. Beloved mother to Denise (John) Adams, the late William “Bill” Jr. (Tricia Flint) Simantel, Scott (Valerie) Simantel, Stacey Crockatt, and Misty (Mike) Kosik. Adored grandmother to Jason (Shannon) Adams, Jeff Adams, Jeremy (Autumn) Adams, Emily (Mike) Yovkovich, Zack Simantel, Bailey Simantel, Joshua Crockatt, Jessica (Casey) Stevens, Jacob Witt, Kyle Witt, Brittany (Richard) Matyas, and Michael Kosik Jr. Cherished great-grandmother to 15 great-grandchildren. Caring former wife to William Simantel and the late Thomas Adams. She will be missed dearly by many family and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held Sunday June 6, 2021 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM at the chapel of Blake-Lamb funeral home, 5015 Lincoln Ave. Lisle, Illinois 60532 630-964-9392.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or you may follow this link at https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/donate-by-mail-or-phone.html

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Jeff Adams

24 novembre , 2020

Grandma..... I know you are in a better place. Even though I wish it was still here with us. My last visit with you I will never forget. I thank god for you, if it wasn’t for you I would have thought I was adopted. Our similarities in the thrill of garage sales and a deal. Our love of love, even though you are still two marriages up on me! Maybe you taught me more than I even knew. I will carry you in my heart forever. Love you and miss u

Misty Kosik

17 novembre , 2020

Mom me again, I’m sure you know we had to postpone your memorial because of this crazy Covid-19, we will be having a “celebration of your life in June”. If you had to pick a year to exit this crazy world this was a good year, nothing is normal right now. The few months you were in rehab was hard enough not being able to go in there and be with you, so for that I’m glad you are not suffering and going through that lonely miserable time anymore.

It’s been almost 2 months since you passed, people say it will get easier but I now truly understand the meaning of having an emptiness in your heart. I love you and miss you mom 💕

Jason Adams

6 novembre , 2020

Writing this makes me both laugh and cry. You were the definition of a family matriarch and your wisdom, love, and protection will forever be missed. It took me until I was older to truly understand the name Big "Red" was more than a nickname but your hallmark, as you lived every day in full color. It always inspired me the way that you stayed true to yourself and never backed down from your beliefs. You were an irreplaceable pillar of the family and one of my best friends. Thinking about you not being "down here" with me is almost too hard to bear, but fortunately you will live on in my memories. I smile and laugh remembering all the holidays that we spent together, Jayden grabbing your hand minutes after he was born, and the way your face lit up when you showed me your first published poems. It was a blessing that Shannon and the children were able to know and be loved by you too. The little ones have randomly mentioned over the last few weeks how much they miss you and Spencer even asked if she can still call you somehow. I explained to her that prayer was the only way now, hopefully you can hear her. Speaking of hearing us, I am laughing about how we always joked that you would find a way to haunt me. Since your passing, I keep catching moments where your presence seems to be with me. It is comforting to think that you are still watching over us smiling down.
Love you always,

Jeremy Adams

5 novembre , 2020


I have already seen times since you have passed where you reminded me that you will always be with us. As happy as I am to know that you are up there causing some chaos again with your family and friends, it just reminds me how much we will miss you.

I will always remember holidays at your place, all the fun at Goose Lake growing up, your speech at our wedding (we watch it every anniversary), and your personality, wit, and humor. Most importantly, I will remember how much you loved and looked after everyone in the family. I will forever be grateful for how you made Autumn feel welcome and like a member of the family almost immediately. Another example of you taking care of everyone.

As much as our hearts are broken that you are no longer with us, I am glad that you are in a better place. As they say, a heart that is broken is a heart that has truly been loved.

We love you Grandma, rest in peace.

Valerie Simantel

3 novembre , 2020

Dearest M.I.L. I hope this finds you resting in peace, and that the loved ones that passed before you are loving you up!
You had a good run, Greta. You have five of the kindest, honest most loving children I know. I thank you for Scott. He is my treasure. And, your daughters I consider my bonus sisters.
I enjoyed your delicious baked goods over the years and the unique gifts.
I treasure you & the Chief's tour guiding us through Arizona for many memorable years. You were quite the planner.
Grateful for that late night talk in Michigan, while there for your grand-daughter Emily's fabulous wedding weekend. You were always honest with me, pretty or NOT. I loved that about YOU.
I will miss you very much.
Love, your D.I.L. Valerie xoxo
P.S. Thank you for writing a poem about me.

phillip skrypek

22 octobre , 2020

Hi Greta!
Sorry I missed your birthday and was late getting the candy to you!
I want you to know now what a very special person you were to me.
I remember our first meeting when I came to Lexington. You were sitting with your girlfriends in the corner of the atrium and I
introduced myself to all, gave my name and asked for their names.
When you responded with Greta I said "Oh! Greta Garbo the movie star!" and you were always a star to me! We did have some good times together going out for hot fudge sundaes, sliders at White Castle and a dinner or two. Always a lady and someone to be proud of to be with.
Miss you and will look to the skies and wonder which star is you!

Michael Kosik

12 octobre , 2020


I hope you know how many of us are here missing you. But we are also happy to know that you are reunited with all of those that you were missing.

It is almost Halloween, which always makes me think of when I was little and had the chicken pox on Halloween. You came over to watch me while Britt was out trick or treating with Mom and Dad. Since I couldn’t leave the house, you turned the house into an entire neighborhood for me to Trick or Treat at. Each room you’d dress up in a different outfit or costume and I’d come knock on the door, excited to see who was behind it handing out candy.

Saying goodbye is difficult, but we are happy you are no longer suffering.

I love you Gram

Nathalie Rabuse

12 octobre , 2020

Only good memories of Miss Greta. Heartfelt condolances to all the family.


Nathalie Rabuse

Stephanie Tollefson

12 octobre , 2020

So sorry to hear about Greta's passing. I did not know Greta very well but she raised one of my favorite people on this earth, Scott. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and wish you all nothing but fond memories of your wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

All our love -
Stephanie, Adam, Luke and Sandler Tollefson

Joni Senkpeil

9 octobre , 2020

Hi Greta's family and friends...we are so sorry for your loss. Greta was a great aunt, special sister in law and a best friend to our parents for as long as I can remember

We know she will be missed by so many here at home but please take some comfort in knowing she will be with good friends and family and much love in heaven.

We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Kelley, Joni and Joel