Kay Ritchie Adams

July 25, 1919May 13, 2011

Kathryn Ritchie Green Adams was born on July 25, 1919 in Fort Smith, Arkansas and died May 13, 2011 in Houston, TX. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bob Green, who was killed in World War II, her second husband, Harry Adams, who died in 1988 and her brother, Scott Ritchie. She is survived by one sister, Linda Francine Ritchie Droke of Tulsa, OK; two daughters, Judith McClain of Little Rock, AR and Leigh Adams of Houston, TX and her husband, Paul Guinn; three grandsons, John McClain of Portland, OR and his wife, Ria, and their children, Cheyenne, Francis, and Theo; Scott McClain of Austin, TX and his wife, Normandie, and their children Pilar, Nolan, and Caleb; and Paul Guinn, Jr. of Corpus Christi, TX and his wife, Dorelie, and their daughters, Ashley and Kaitlyn and his son Elijah of Gillette, WY. While Kay was in Fort Smith she was an active member of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Fort Smith and Trinity Episcopal Church in Van Buren. She loved parties, dancing and singing; was a fabulous cook and a life-long, devoted member of the Republican Party. In 1998 Kay moved to Houston to live with Leigh and Paul who provided her with some of the best years of her life surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and new friends. The little ones loved her and began to affectionately call her Mama Kay. She then became Mama Kay to everyone who knew her. She will be missed by her family and many friends. A graveside service will be held,on Friday, June 17th at 11AM, at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family respectfully requests that donations in Kay’s name be made to The Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas, 310 West 17th Street, P.O. Box 164668, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72216-4668, telephone: 501.372.2168 or a charity of your choice. You can reach her daughters Leigh Adams at 4122 Joyce Boulevard, Houston, TX 77084 and Judith McClain at 2200 Andover Court, #801, Little Rock, AR 72227.


  • Memorial Service Friday, June 17, 2011
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Kay Ritchie Adams

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anne turner

June 18, 2011

Judith: what a lovely lady she appears to have been - much like her daughter.

Linda Edmiaston

May 19, 2011

I am praying for you and your family to get through this time with peace that comes from the knowledge that God loves you all and will take care of you all. My sincere condolences,

Sue Cooley

May 18, 2011

I remember Kay from my high school days with Judy (over 50 years ago!)She was always pretty and fun.Deepest sympathy to the family.

May 18, 2011

All our sympathy and treasured shared memories to Judy and Leigh; love Ann and Michael Lucas, your cousins in California