Earl A. Adams

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Earl A. Adams, of Cassville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior early Saturday morning, June 27, 2020, at the age of 81. Earl was born to Earl Harry and Gwen Dolynn (Marsh) Adams on October 17, 1938, in Hollister, California. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Beverly Harris and Lonna Edens. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Lou (Sapp) of the home; his daughters Kelly Madaris of Lone Jack, Mo.; Kim Simpson with her husband, Neal of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; and son, Kent Adams with his wife, Carla, of Cassville, Mo. There are 6 grandchildren: Meredith Postier (husband Lee) of Tallahassee, Fla.; Jessica Starkebaum (husband Jarrod) of Blue Springs, Mo.; Erin McDevitt (husband Ryan); Taylor Adams (fiance Keith Farenholtz) of Kansas City, Mo.; Adam Madaris of Thornton, Colo.; and Jordan Adams (wife Clara) of Cassville, Mo. There are 6 great-grandchildren: Austin and Bailey Starkebaum; Jackson and Liam McDevitt; and Mack and Zeke Postier. He is also survived by brothers, Roger Adams (wife Ruth) of Carterville, Mo., and Larry Edens of Cassville, Mo. He had many nieces and nephews as well.

Earl was a graduate of Exeter High School in 1956. Then he served in the U.S. Army until 1958. He worked as a lineman for Kansas City Power & Light for the majority of his 33 years there. He returned to his hometown of Exeter to enjoy retirement farming with his son. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Cassville, committed to his faith. Throughout his lifetime, he invested his time and energy into his family, his church and service to numerous causes, such as Raytown Girls Softball League, Ararat Shrine Temple-Mini-Indy Club, HIS Children’s Camp, and the board of the Exeter Fire Protection District. He was a Free Mason, a Shriner, and a veteran.

A Celebration of Earl’s life was held in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church, Cassville, on Thursday, July 2 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family requests donations in Earl’s name to Tunnels2Towers foundation.

Arrangements were under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.


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