Bessie C. Adams

September 1, 1917June 26, 2012

Bessie C. Adams age 94, of Hamilton, died on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at her daughter’s residence in Fairfield. She was born in Leslie County, Kentucky, on September 1, 1917, the daughter of the late William and Orlena (Baker) Coots. On January 24, 1937, in Leslie County, Kentucky, Bessie married her husband of over 63 years, Carl L. Adams, and he preceded her in death on February 7, 2000. Bessie was formerly employed at Photography Shop, J. C. Penny, and Wayne’s Market. She was a member of Laurel Avenue Church of Christ. Bessie is survived by her daughter, Betty Sue Swartz (the late Ralph); three grandchildren, Deborah (Tom) Scholl, Diane (Bud) Weiser and Michael (Sharon) Hicks; six great-grandchildren, Kristopher (Amy) Weiser, Linda Weiser, Angela Weiser, Andrew Moore, Troy Scholl and Molly Scholl; one brother, Rex (Lottie) Coots; three sisters, Mary Maggard, Iona North and Edna Mae North; special niece, Jewel Hacker; and many other nieces and nephews. Bessie was also preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Coots, Henry Coots and Pearl Coots; and four sisters, Fay Coots, Emily Welling, Mollie Maggard and Alice Coots. Funeral services will be held at Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home, Ross Avenue at South “D” Street, Hamilton, at 2pm on Friday, June 29, 2012, with Charles H. Anderson, Minister of Laurel Avenue Church of Christ officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Family and friends will be received prior to the service from 1-2pm. The family expresses their special thanks to Noel Lakes, Dr. Colangelo and Hospice of Cincinnati. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati or Laurel Avenue Church of Christ.


  • Visitation Friday, June 29, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 29, 2012

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Imogene North

June 30, 2012

I am so sorry for your lose,May God bless you with the comfort that only he can give.
My thoughts and Prayers are with you all in this hard time of sorrow.

Imogene Gross North.
A Cousin too this family.

Helen Newcomb

June 29, 2012

Sending our deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow. Aunt Bessie was a great lady whom we loved and admired. We will miss her greatly.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love and condolences from Willette, Helen, and Shirley, Emily's daughters.

Rex Coots

June 28, 2012

June 28, 2012

To all of my sisters,I am with you in Spirit.I am so glad I got to see all of you and Bessie.I love you all,and may God Bless each of you.Love your brother,Rex

June 28, 2012

Sorry for your loss. Bill & Norma Butner

Virginia & Ralph Graham

June 27, 2012

Ralph and Virginia Graham sends their regrets to all of the family.I am Lottie Coots sister.I remember coming to Rex's mothers home in Cindy Ky. a very long time ago.I have some fond memories of all of you.I enjoyed walking up the hollow and the creek in front of the house.God Bless.