Margaret Ruth Adams

September 29, 1922January 30, 2013

Margaret Ruth Petty Adams, 90, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2012 at Sagecrest Care Center in San Angelo. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, February 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Interment will follow at Rest-Ever Memorial Park Cemetery.

Margaret Ruth Petty Adams was born to W.H. and Winnie Cox Petty on September 29, 1922 in Franklin, Texas. She graduated from Franklin High School in 1939. Following high school graduation she entered Jefferson Davis Hospital School of Nursing in Houston, Texas. She served in WWII with the 127 th General Hospital Unit of the U.S. Army Nursing Corps in England and France. It was at Nancy that she nursed soldiers who had been wounded in the Battle of the Bulge. She was awarded two battle stars.

After being discharged she married her high school sweetheart, Clarence Adams. They were married for 67 years.

Margaret’s only sibling, Lynn Allison Petty, died in 2002. She is survived by her husband and two sons Joseph Michael and wife, Terri and James Patrick and wife, Julie. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Kelly Adams Byerley and husband, Matthew Byerley, as well as a great-granddaughter; Elissa Claire Byerley and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was a lifetime member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was an active member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Bryan.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your favorite American military veteran’s organization.


  • Funeral Service Monday, February 4, 2013

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Carol Corbin

February 6, 2013

I did not know Mrs. Adams, but I heard my stepfather, Fletcher Andrues, speak of her with great admiration and affection. They had grown up together in Franklin, Texas. I am very sorry for your loss. So many of "the greatest generation" have left us, and our nation is poorer for it.

February 4, 2013

I will remember you fondly, your visits to Mamaw's house in La Marque, your beautiful smile, aggie jokes, newspaper clippings and your love of the game of baseball. Love, Debbie Gerhardt Oliver

Melanie Kidd

February 4, 2013

I will always remember your funny clippings from the paper, your fierce loyalty as an Aggie, your wonderful stories, your fruit salad, and your big heart! I miss you tremendously. Love always, Mel Margaret Lunsford Kidd

February 2, 2013

Margaret has been a true blessing for all of us. We miss her tremendously and will love her always.

With our deepest sympathy,

Larry, Roberta, and the Lunsford family

February 2, 2013

margaret, will miss your humor and witt! and your stories. Miss You! will see you again. With Love, Cindy (voss) narvaez
Clarence, Mike, Terri, Pat, Julie, Kellie,and family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers. With Love, Cindy N.