Nancy Adams
Nancy Adams

EDON, Ohio — Nancy Adams, 80, of Edon, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a brief illness. Mrs. Adams was a 1955 graduate of Van Wert High School and went to work right out of high school as a secretary for Aeroquip in Van Wert for five years. After moving to Edon with her husband, Kent, she served as a longtime village clerk and in 1995 she became the owner and manager of Laker’s Restaurant in Hamilton, Indiana, where she was still active in day-to-day operation. To many of her family and friends she was affectionately known as “MaMa” and throughout the years she developed close relationships with many of her patrons, forging lasting friend- ships that she cherished. She was a member of the Edon United Methodist Church, loved to collect zebras and even had a zebra room in the restaurant.

Nancy L. Adams was born on Jan. 18, 1937, in Van Wert, Ohio, the daughter of G.D. Harruff and Cleo Beatrice (Stemen) and Murl Hershberger. She married G. Kent Adams on July 30, 1960, at Zion Christian Union Church in Van Wert County and he survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Shelly (Todd) Muehlfeld of Edon and Stephanie (Greg) Stacy of Cincinnati, Ohio; one son, James Kent Adams of Hamilton, Indiana; seven grandchildren, T.J. (Rebecca) Muehlfeld, Taylor (Kaitlyn) Muehlfeld, Madison Beatrice (Trevor) Thiel, Adam, Gabe and Christian Stacy and Baily Rae, and four great-grandchildren, Blake, Evan, Corbyn and Carson Muehlfeld.

Visitation was held in the Krill Funeral Home, 204 W. Indiana St., Edon, from 2-8 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017. Services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in the Edon United Methodist Church with Pastors Doug Widdowson and Eric Dailey officiating. There was also visitation at the church one hour prior to the funeral services on March 7. Interment followed in the Edon Cemetery.

Memorials are requested to the Edon United Methodist Church.

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