Aline Adams

Obituary of Aline Adams

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Aline Adams left us peacefully on June 8, 2023, at the age of 98 years young. Granny, as she is best known, was born in Muleshoe, TX on April 2, 1925, to James H. and Maggie (Fimpel) Owen. As a young child she lived in Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico where she discovered a love of horned toads and tarantulas. Her family settled in Fair Grove, MO where she met the love of her life John Reed Adams. They were married March 22, 1942. They moved to Lamar, MO where Reed worked for Lawn Boy. Aline was a homemaker and the proud mother of four children: Reeda McKay (Mac), Stan Adams (June), Karen Maples (Mike), and Daryl Adams (Becky). She was a Cub Scout leader, Girl Scout leader, and the Thea RHO sponsor. She joined the Calla Rebekah Lodge in 1954 and was an active member until the lodge disbanded well into her 90s. In 1962, Aline went to work at Barton County Memorial Hospital as a nurse’s aide (CNA) and remained there until her retirement at 70 years old. She worked in Labor and Delivery where she rocked multiple generations of babies in the nursery including two of her own grandchildren. After retiring, she worked at The Good Samaritan and went on several trips with the bank tours. She moved to Republic, MO where she could be closer to her family. She resided there until her death. Her family was her biggest joy in life. She had 9 grandchildren, Jim McKay (Ase), Torre McKay Ricketts (Gordan), Shannon Adams (Ragala), Jake Adams, Brett Adams (US Army), Heather Maples, Terra Maples Butler (Bryce), Jamey Adams (Kim), and Maggie Adams Harris (Rob); 12 great-grandchildren; and 9 great great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM followed by a 2:00 PM funeral service on June 16, 2023, at Konantz Warden Funeral Home. After services, family and friends will be gathering at Chicken Annie’s at 5:00 pm where we are spending Granny bingo quarters on the chicken machine.