Greta Elaine Adams

September 15, 1932September 26, 2020

Greta Elaine Adams age 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 26th, 2020. Loving companion of many years to John “Jack” Hymel. Beloved mother to Denise (John) Adams, the late William “Bill” Jr. (Tricia Flint) Simantel, Scott (Valerie) Simantel, Stacey Crockatt, and Misty (Mike) Kosik. Adored grandmother to Jason (Shannon) Adams, Jeff Adams, Jeremy (Autumn) Adams, Emily (Mike) Yovkovich, Zack Simantel, Bailey Simantel, Joshua Crockatt, Jessica (Casey) Stevens, Jacob Witt, Kyle Witt, Brittany (Richard) Matyas, and Michael Kosik Jr. Cherished great-grandmother to 15 great-grandchildren. Caring former wife to William Simantel and the late Thomas Adams. She will be missed dearly by many family and friends. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or you may follow this link at


7 November

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Blake-Lamb Funeral Home

5015 Lincoln Ave
Lisle, IL 60532


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Michael Kosik

October 12, 2020


I hope you know how many of us are here missing you. But we are also happy to know that you are reunited with all of those that you were missing.

It is almost Halloween, which always makes me think of when I was little and had the chicken pox on Halloween. You came over to watch me while Britt was out trick or treating with Mom and Dad. Since I couldn’t leave the house, you turned the house into an entire neighborhood for me to Trick or Treat at. Each room you’d dress up in a different outfit or costume and I’d come knock on the door, excited to see who was behind it handing out candy.

Saying goodbye is difficult, but we are happy you are no longer suffering.

I love you Gram

Nathalie Rabuse

October 12, 2020

Only good memories of Miss Greta. Heartfelt condolances to all the family.


Nathalie Rabuse

Stephanie Tollefson

October 12, 2020

So sorry to hear about Greta's passing. I did not know Greta very well but she raised one of my favorite people on this earth, Scott. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and wish you all nothing but fond memories of your wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

All our love -
Stephanie, Adam, Luke and Sandler Tollefson

Joni Senkpeil

October 9, 2020

Hi Greta's family and friends...we are so sorry for your loss. Greta was a great aunt, special sister in law and a best friend to our parents for as long as I can remember

We know she will be missed by so many here at home but please take some comfort in knowing she will be with good friends and family and much love in heaven.

We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Kelley, Joni and Joel

Shannon Adams

October 8, 2020

Grandma Greta!
While I am glad you are enjoying your time with friends am family you have not seen and are no longer suffering, it hurts my heart that you are no longer here with us. I remember the first time I met you, at Deni’s birthday dinner 9 years ago. I think you could sense my anxiousness being surrounded by people I did not know. You and Jack sat and visited with me, talked to me about the family, asked me about mine and truly made me feel comfortable and welcomed. You were the first person that held my son’s hand and It was a joy watching your special relationship with Jayden! You raised the most kind, caring children and grandchildren I have ever met! They say good people raise good babies and you did that and did it well. You left this earth a better place than you found it and I hope you are resting in peace and having a little fun! 😁 love and miss you!

Becca Erhart

October 7, 2020

I can’t tell you how thankful I am to have had you in my life. I don’t think any one could’ve loved grandpa as much as you. Even though we weren’t blood there was never any doubt that we were family. I’m going to miss all your wit and sass. I’m thankful for every moment I got to be with you and every second I spent talking to you over the phone. I love you.
This isn’t goodbye, it’s just see you later.

Brittany Matyas

October 5, 2020

Grandma, Here’s a little picture I took of you from your birthday a couple years ago, Richie and I took you out for Chinese food. And for dessert we OF COURSE had to get something chocolate, your all time fav.
I’m so sad you’re no longer here, although at peace knowing you are no longer suffering. Saying goodbye to you last Saturday was the hardest thing I had to do... I am happy I got to be there with you, able to see you and hold your hand. I knew you knew I was with you. I will miss you everyday and I love you so much!

Judy (Hymel) Lonteen

October 5, 2020

Words cannot fully express what this wonderful woman has meant to me and my family over the years. She loved my father, and was such a great influence on him. I will miss our regular talks, joking, reminiscing...I take comfort knowing you are where you want to be - with dad and your family. I hope you now understand just how special you are to me, and although we weren’t related by blood - you were a mom to me and a grandma to Brad, Becca and Brian. You will be deeply missed, but FOREVER remembered!


October 5, 2020

Mom, you were one of my best friends. The first one to call with any kind of news, good or bad. The one I could always turn to for advice or support. The one I could laugh & cry with. I already miss you! But I know you're happier where you are now and for that I am grateful. I love you Mom, now and always.

Jessica Stevens (Crockatt)

October 4, 2020

Gram, I’m going to miss you so much. I’ll especially miss your feisty attitude, your creative gifts, and our breakfasts together. I’m thankful you’re not suffering anymore. Your memory will always be in my heart.


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