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Shirley Adams

Shirley K. Adams, 74, Hays, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Willow House in Hays.

She was born Sept. 18, 1944 in Warrensburg, Missouri, the daughter of Gomer and Nadine (Haverland) Williams.

She was a real estate broker and owner/operator of Bel Air Realty for 30 years.

On July 14, 1974 she was united in marriage to Jack R. Adams, a retired Kansas Highway Patrolman, in McPherson, Kansas. They celebrated over 36 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on April 18, 2011.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Hays Board of Realtors, and was on the CASA of the High Plains Board of Directors. She loved reading books, driving her cars, and her cats and dog, Cherokee.

Survivors include son Tony Adams and his two sons, Dakota and Colton, all of Hays; brother David Williams and husband Gary Abel of Lenexa; step-daughter Debbie Adams of El Dorado; step-son Dennis Adams of Yucca Valley, California; sister-in-law Donna Hunt of Lenexa; 15 step-grandchildren, 18 step-great-grandchildren, and one step-great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jack, an infant brother Gerald, and her beloved dog, Cherokee.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street, with Rev. Michael Rose officiating. Shirley has requested casual attire.

Burial will be 3 p.m. Friday in McPherson Cemetery in McPherson, Kansas. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church Parsonage Fund or the Willow House, in care of the funeral home.

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