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Essie Mae Adams

January 1, 2013
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Essie Mae Modesitt Adams, 89, formerly of LaGrange and Coolville, Ohio, passed away at the home of her daughter in Belpre, Ohio to be with our Gracious Lord on Dec. 30, 2012, after an extended illness.

Essie was born Nov. 26, 1923, in Meadow Brook, W.Va., to the late Wm. Homer and Armenta Modesitt. She was a gifted quilter and loved her gardens, reading and she mostly loved her family. Her love for her grandchildren was evident at all times.

Essie is survived by her children, Sharon Bailey (Ron) of Belpre, Ohio, Richard Adams (Kay) of Flemming Island, Fla., Sue Grady of Berea, Ohio, Glenna Cline (James Sr.) of Coolville, Ohio and Missy Doyle of Coolville, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Essie was preceded in death by her husband and best friend of 53 years, Julius Glenn Adams; eight brothers; and four sisters.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, with Rev. Helen Kline officiating. Burial will be in the Coolville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 5-8 p.m. today.

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