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LaVonne Mae Adams

December 30, 1932 — February 6, 2017

LaVonne Mae (Holmes) Adams, 84, of Oneida died peacefully at home on Feb. 6, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born on December 30, 1932, the eldest daughter of Robert and Mabel Roseberg Holmes. She graduated from R.O.V.A High School in 1950. She married Gale Adams on September 5, 1953 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Altona. She is survived by her husband of 63 years; two daughters, Sharon (Gerry) Peterson and Cheryl (David) Erickson; two grandchildren, Jennifer Peterson and Scott Erickson; two sisters, Marilyn (Charles) Knapp and Elaine (Terry) Bolin; and one sister-in-law, Joan Adams. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Maynard Adams, brother-in-law Gene Cruce, and sister-in-law Virginia Cruce. LaVonne began her working life at F&M Bank in Galesburg, then worked part-time for the Oneida Telephone Company before starting at Anderson State Bank in 1970. During her 28 years at Anderson State, she served as both an Assistant Cashier and an Assistant Vice President. She was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and served as an officer for the Lutheran Church Women and Women of the E.L.C.A as well as Rachel and Mary Martha Circles. She enjoyed going dancing, family vacations, and reunions with her cousins. Above all else, LaVonne was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She spent a good majority of her time in the kitchen, and loved nothing more than to gather friends and family around the table for a meal. She was a kind, genuine, good-hearted person who never missed an event her grandchildren were involved in and was always prepared with a baked good and a hug to ease the bad times or celebrate the good. The family would like to say a special thank you to her caregiver, Linda Pyell, for her invaluable assistance, compassion, comfort, and care over the last few years. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altona, Illinois, with Rev. Tim Anderson officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Oneida, Illinois. Interment will be at the Oneida Cemetery in Oneida, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home & Crematory of Oneida are in charge of the arrangements. On-line Condolences may be made through To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of LaVonne Mae Adams please visit our Sympathy Store.
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