Marie E. Adams

August 4, 1925September 28, 2011

EAST PEORIA - Marie E. Adams, age 86, of Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of East Peoria, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at 12:48 p.m. at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

She was born Aug. 4, 1925, in Canton to Joseph F. and Naomi R. (Turner) Hoffman. She married Lucius J. Adams on April 25, 1942, in Kahoka, Mo. He passed away April 30, 1990, in Peoria.

She also was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph (Jan) Adams of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Donald (Sharon) Adams of Germantown Hills; two daughters, Geraldine (Roy) Jolly of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Nancy Adams of East Peoria; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Zana Carter of Sun City, Ariz.

Marie was a cashier and closer at J & L Service Station and later a hostess at McDonald's, retiring in 2001.

She was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed playing the organ and bingo.

Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Graveside services will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield at 1 p.m. Friday. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Please view Marie's obituary online at


  • Visitation Thursday, October 6, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 7, 2011

Marie E. Adams

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