Shirley Ann Adams

Birth Date: 
Saturday, August 22, 1942
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

“Together Again”

Shirley Ann Adams, 77, of Wooster died on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at her daughter's home.

She was born August 22, 1942 in Shreve to Jim and Dorothy Wile Sovel.  On July 2, 1960, she married Milford Adams, Jr.  He preceded her in death.

Shirley was a house keeper and cook at Apple Creek Development Center and at West View Healthy Living.  She was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church in Litchfield and loved playing bingo, playing the lottery and watching game shows.

She is survived by his children Billy (Sondra) Adams, Connie (Brian VanDyne) Adams, Dorothy (John) Garver, Tina (Tim) Yates and Junior (Tammy) Adams all of Wooster; 15 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; siblings Betty Easterday of Wooster, Margaret (Bill) Johnson and Jimmy (Lynn) Sovel both of OK; nephew Mark Rogers; special cousin Richard Sovel; close friend Luther Minor along with numerous other nieces, nephews and friends.

Along with her husband, Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Helen Graser and Robert Sovel.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 1:30 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Pastor Larry Newsome officiating.  Interment will follow in Reedsburg Cemetery.

Friends will be received on Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Contributions may be directed to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691.

The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the staff of Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare for all of their care of Shirley.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691


Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home


Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 1:30 PM at the funeral home


Fly high Shirley
I'll always remember the 1st day I meant you when I was a teenager
And you said I could call you Aunt Shirley
I was only 13 .And your niece Mary Jean White was my best best.please tell her hello
God bless the family I've known for over 30 years

So so sorry for your loss. She was a very good person. God has her now, and she will not suffer anymore. Prayers for her and your family. She will surely be missed.

I'm so sorry. Life will end for all of us, but emotions never will. Memories will always be there if you allow them to be. I know its cliche but if you keep memories alive you keep her alive. I'll continue praying for memories to ease the pain and heartache. Love you guys

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts & Prayers for all of you at this very difficult time. Take comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering and is with God

Sorry for you loss. My thoughts are with you.

Iam so sorry and I wish I could be with my family but God knows my heart is broken but I Know my Aunt Shirley is with Uncle Jr and I will see them both again someday.

Our prayers and thoughts go out to all of the family Frank's aunt Shirley will be missed by so many. May God Bless and comfort you all in this time of sorrow.

I will miss you Grandma Shirley. You were the best grandma ever. You will be missed by so many. I love you forever and always. May god bless and comfort all of us during this time. I love you so much Grandma and I miss you soooo much. It will be hard to let go because we were so close but I have to. I just have to remember that you won't be suffering anymore. But I will always go up to your house and remember the memories we had there. I love you Grandma. And now you belong to heaven.

Tina, Thinking of you. Sending positive energy your way.

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