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Edgar Eldon Adams
01 May 1937 - 30 Apr 2009
© Woodward News
05 May 2009 Pg 3
Reprinted with permission.

Edgar Eldon AdamsEldon Adams, 71 year old Woodward resident, passed from this life on April 30, 2009 in the Woodward Regional Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2009 in the Elmwood Cemetery. The family will hold visitation for family and friends on Monday, May 4, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

Edgar Eldon Adams was born May 1, 1937 in Woodward, Oklahoma. He was the 5th child of Hobart and Clarice (Lively) Adams. Eldon attended school in Woodward and graduated with the Class of 1955. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy and was stationed in California. It was there he met and married Arlene Yvonne Huffman on September 27, 1957. To this union were born Kenneth Duane, Wesley Glen, and Debra June Adams. After serving in the military, Eldonís family returned to Saratoga, California where he went to college for 2 years and received on the job training to become a master plumber. In 1972 the family moved to Woodward where Eldon started Circle Star Plumbing, Co. and serviced the Woodward community until his retirement in 1999.

Eldon was devoted to his family, enjoyed trips to the mountains and loved fishing. A more kinder, honest, gentler soul would be hard to find.

He is survived by his wife Arlene Adams of the home; his sonís Kenny and Wesley; daughter Debbie; grandson Chris Adams and great-granddaughter Mia Faith Adams; granddaughter Tanisha Rogers and husband Loyd; great-grandson Klayton and great-granddaughter Kylon Rogers; one sister, Maurine Schickedanz and husband Leo; one brother Merlin Adams and wife Gaynelle; one niece, several nephews and other loving family and many friends.

Eldon was preceded in death by a baby daughter, Denisa Lynn Adams, his parents, Hobart and Clarice Adams, a brother Maurice Lee Adams, sister Betty Dickerson, a great-granddaughter, Lexi Anne Adams and several other relatives.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in Eldonís name be made to the American Cancer Society or any other charity of your choice, with the funeral home in charge of donations.

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Ancestors of Edgar Eldon Adams

Generation 1

  1. Edgar Eldon Adams (son of Hobart McKinley Adams and Anna Clarice Lively) was born on 01 May 1937 in Woodward, Woodward, Oklahoma, USA. He died on 30 Apr 2009 in Woodward, Woodward, Oklahoma, USA. He married Arlene in 1957.

Generation 2

  1. Hobart McKinley Adams (son of David Andrew Adams and Sarah Elizabeth Rose) was born on 05 Aug 1896 in Kerwin, , Kansas. He died on 26 Jul 1942. He married Anna Clarice Lively (daughter of William Edgar Lively and Maude Frances Vaughn) on 21 Sep 1927 in Woodward, Woodward, Oklahoma, USA.

  1. Anna Clarice Lively (daughter of William Edgar Lively and Maude Frances Vaughn) was born on 12 Aug 1906 in Woodward, Woodward, Oklahoma, USA. She died on 10 Apr 1992 in Woodward, Woodward, Oklahoma, USA. Both buried in Elmwood Cemetery

Generation 3

  1. David Andrew Adams (son of Ansel Adams and Sarah Ann Winterstein) was born on 03 Mar 1854 in Illinois, USA. He died on 23 Aug 1916. He married Sarah Elizabeth Rose (daughter of Jack Rose) on 19 Dec 1880 in Hale, Carroll, Missouri, USA.

  1. Sarah Elizabeth Rose (daughter of Jack Rose) was born on 12 Feb 1860 in Plymouth, Hancock, Illinois, USA. She died on 16 Sep 1935 in Sharon, Woodward, Oklahoma, USA. Both buried in South Persimmon Cemetery, Mutual, Woodward, OK.

  1. William Edgar Lively was born on 08 May 1879 in Memphis, Shelby, TN. He died on 08 Jul 1954 in Sharon, Woodward, Oklahoma, USA. He married Maude Frances Vaughn (daughter of Harry Vaughn and Anna Vaughn) on 17 May 1902 in Lipscomb, Texas, USA.

  1. Maude Frances Vaughn (daughter of Harry Vaughn and Anna Vaughn) was born on 21 Jan 1887 in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, USA. She died on 12 Apr 1972 in Woodward, Woodward, Oklahoma, USA. Both buried in Elmwood Cemetery

Generation 4

  1. Ansel Adams. He married Sarah Ann Winterstein on 31 Oct 1838 in Jefferson, IN.

  1. Sarah Ann Winterstein.

  1. Jack Rose.

  1. Harry Vaughn. He married Anna Vaughn.

  1. Anna Vaughn.

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