Adrienne Z. Adam

April 25, 1911September 28, 2011

Adrienne Zimmerman Adam, 100, died Wednesday, September 28, 2011. There will be a private burial at Mount Moriah Cemetery followed by a Memorial service at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 6306 Roe Avenue, Prairie Village, Kansas at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2. The family will receive visitors at the church following the service. Mrs. Adam was born on April 25, 1911 in Leavenworth, Kansas. She attended Central High School in Kansas City where she graduated in 1929. She then attended Monticello Seminary in Godfrey, Illinois from 1929-1931. She completed her BA degree at the University of Arizona in 1933. Pi Beta Phi was her sorority, and she served as chapter president in the spring of 1933. Adrienne Adam spent most of her life in Kansas City and always considered it her home. She was a long-time member of Southminster Presbyterian Church and served there as a deacon in the 1980’s, chairing the Special Needs Committee. She was involved in supporting her family and community in many ways through the years and served as Girl Scout leader, PTA president and volunteer for the American Red Cross. Her charitable donations and generosity were noteworthy and included major gifts to the Kansas City Community Foundation, University of Arizona, University of Kansas, Children’s Mercy Hospital and Southminster Presbyterian Church. Through the years, she enjoyed all kinds of crafts as her hobby. She was an expert in knitting, needlepoint, and creating miniatures. She built a number of large dollhouses and created nearly all the furniture and décor for each of them. Adrienne Adam was a lady who lived her life with love of family, kindness toward others, and contentment in circumstance. Her motto was: If you can’t do it one way, do it another way. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Mary Zimmerman; her brother, Hayden Zimmerman; her husband, Paul James Adam; her daughters, Patricia Morrissey and Judith Groth; her son-in-law, Michael Morrissey; and her grandson, Timothy A. Zercher. Survivors include her son, Paul James Adam, Jr. and his wife Barbara of Overland Park; her daughter, Mary Sue Zercher and her husband Bill of Jasper, Georgia; and her son-in-law, Bill Groth of Addison, Texas. She also leaves nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The family extends grateful thanks to Donna Moerschal, Jean Adam and the caregivers from Home Instead and Hospice Advantage for the loving support they gave Adrienne in her later years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Southminster Presbyterian Church or to Children’s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gilham Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108. Condolences may be offered at Arrangements under the direction of Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, October 2, 2011

Adrienne Z. Adam

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Courtelia Winifred Reed

October 26, 2011

Dear Adrienne,
Sorry about your death. Your art speaks to me in many ways. Thanks for your amazing snapshots. Love Ya Gurl!


October 2, 2011

Dear Adam Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Although I did not know her personally; I wanted to express my condolences. With the loss of someone so dear; such grief can sometimes be overwhelming. I hope that you find a measure of solace in the fond memories you hold so dearly for your loved one. May you find strength with each passing day and peace from the God of all comfort.

With sympathy~

Terri Ledbetter

October 2, 2011

Adrienne was a blessing to me. I was one of her caregivers. She had the most loving spirit. I looked forward to spending time with her on Saturdays. She has finished her race well and is now with the Lord.

My sincere condolences to the Adam family.

Ann Pruitt

October 1, 2011

A life well lived! Our heartfelt condolences.
Ann and Chris Pruitt