August 7, 1948 – September 22, 2020
Bartonville – Susan Adams, 72, of Bartonville, passed away at 8:54 a.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born on August 7, 1948 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of Robert Eugene and Helen Lucille (Quinn) Orten. She married Robert Michael “Mike” Adams on March 29, 1971 in Peoria. He survives.
Susan is survived by her son, Robert A. (Julie) Adams of Batavia; three grandchildren, Rachel, Hailey, and Ryan Adams of Batavia; sister, Karen Cannon of Kennett, MO; aunt, Ann (Bill) Stampf of The Villages, FL; two nieces, Ciara (Paul) Allison of Russellville, AR and Jennie Gould of New Zealand; three nephews, Brian Gould of New Zealand, Troy (Megan) Rupnik of Yorktown, VA, and Judd (Theresa) Cannon of Kennett, MO; mother-in-law, Mildred Adams of Peoria; and sister-in-law, Karen (Mike) Onyett of Russellville, AR. She was preceded in death by parents.
Susan was a graduate of Bradley University Class of 1970. Susan and Mike owned and operated RM Adams Company for 30 years and last operated Seattle Sutton’s Health Eating in Peoria for 13 years, retiring in 2013.
Susan was a 27 year cancer survivor. She was a member and very active in Sigma Kappa Sorority, achieving many awards for her volunteering as an advisor. Susan was also a member of Femmes Unir Woman’s Club of Bartonville GFWC and attended St. Anthony Catholic Church in Bartonville.
Susan’s funeral service will be private. Her visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 28, 2020 at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Burial will take place in Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Illinois CancerCare in Peoria or the Femmes Unir Woman’s Club of Bartonville GFWC.
- Femmes Unir Woman’s Club of Bartonville GFWC
- Illinois CancerCare in Peoria
Monday, September 28, 2020
September 29, 2020
My old friend, Mike -
Diane and I were saddened to hear about Sue's passing. She was a special lady who always brought a smile to your face. May all the wonderful memories get you and your family through this time of grief. I promise it will get a little better each day.
September 27, 2020
Mike, there isn't enough room to share a lifetime of memories. I've already wanted to share a dozen memories with her. So many things we won't be able to do without her. As I look around the house I see so many things you have given us. You two were a great couple. I couldn't have asked for a better sister
September 26, 2020
Mike and family, I was so sorry to hear about Sue. I knew her through Femmes. She was a very sweet lady! My deepest sympathy.
September 25, 2020
Mike and Family -- Dierdre and I want to send our deepest sympathies on Sue's passing. I know this is a great loss for everyone. If there is anything that I can do to help, please let me know. God Bless you all! - Neil & Dierdre Wicker
September 25, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Tim & Pat Hickman
September 23, 2020
Mike and Family,
I can’t tell you how sorry I am for your loss!! Sue will be missed so much by all those who new her!!
There will be a spot at Woman’s Club that will never be able to be filled. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!!