Vivian Kahl Adams

Passed away on December 8, 2010

Vivian Adams, 89, passed away peacefully on the morning of December 8,2010 at The Place of Merritt Island Assisted Living Facility. She was born in Middletown, Ohio; and she has been a resident of Merritt Island for nearly 60 years.

She worked for years as a bookkeeper and secretary at Thomas Gladiola Farm, Rockledge County Club and Trinity Lutheran Church. In retirement, she enjoyed gardening in her yard.

She is survived by her 2 sons Stanley and Lester Kahl, 8 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Sarah Eldridge Parshall, her husband, Robert Adams and her daughter, Sandra Barklay.

Funeral services will be held at 2PM on Saturday December 18, 2010 at Wylie Baxley Funeral Home in Merritt Island.

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  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 18, 2010

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Tim Glisson

December 19, 2010

My Aunt Viv was the sweatest person on earth, she was one of Gods chosen and enriched everyone she came in contact with. My family would visit every Thansgiving and my mom Betty (her sister) would stay up to all hours at night talking like they were kids again. She meant so much to so many and will be sadly missed. I love you Aunt Vivian.

Beth Farmer

December 16, 2010

Mrs. Adams was my brother-in-law, Stan's, mother. I feel richer for having known her. She was always smiling and cheerful, and it made you feel good to be around her. She was generous with her hospitality, and a good listener. Oftentimes, when you said something to her, she would reply, "Weeeeeell." I've found myself doing this quite a bit this last year, and it always makes me smile and think of her.

December 15, 2010

Giggles brightened every one of our days her at The Place At Merritt Island. Giggles will be missed trmendously! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. XOXO

Heidi Kahl

December 15, 2010

I was fortunate to have spent a period of time living in Florida, where I was able visit my Grandmother, Vivian. Our routine was to get a soda and sit in her sun room where we had long conversations about whatever came to mind. More often than not we ended up laughing.
All my memories of 'Grammie Adams'are treasures. She was everything a Grandmother should be... and MORE!

Michael & Dee Waring

December 15, 2010

Dee & Mike Waring offer condolences.
Vivian is a special person in our heart as she helped with our son's day care class at Faith Lutheran Church, Merritt Island. Our son, now 38 yrs old has fond memories of Vivian as a soft spoken lady that used to hold him on her lap. The harps are playing!


Vivian's 1st bicycle


Vivian's mother, Sarah Parshall