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Roena Adams

Roena Adams, daughter of Albert Hosea and Grace Eugene (Dant) Snethen was born June 3, 1927 at Mount Ayr, Iowa. Roena attended and graduated from Mount Ayr Community School in 1945. Roena was an accomplished band Majorette. She was very talented at twirling the baton. 

On August 4, 1946, Roena was united in marriage to Calvin Clayton Adams in Troy, Kansas. They became parents to Steven Clayton, Beverly Jean, and Richard Roe. Roena and Calvin were soon to celebrate 73 years of marriage. Roena was a devoted wife, mother and mother-in-law. Her love for Calvin was evident to all as she was a true caregiver for him. Roena and Calvin loved to dance, and they enjoyed the Monday night dances at the American Legion. She enjoyed golfing with Calvin, and as Calvin’s hearing and eyesight diminished, she was the play-by-play announcer for all of the Cardinal baseball games. Roena was an excellent cook; especially her chicken and noodles. She loved collecting chicken & rooster items. For Roena, her favorite time was anything family oriented. She loved the weekend cookouts and seeing her grandkids. She enjoyed sewing and crafting with her daughter, Jeanie. Roena was an avid bowler and reader. She loved playing cards; with Liverpool, Rummey, and Solitaire her favorite card games. After Calvin passed away on June 11, 2019, Roena moved into Clearview Estates. 

Roena passed away July 25, 2019 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Calvin; daughter Beverly Garris; sisters Mildred Vosler, Mary Gunter, Kathleen Pollock, Vera Liermann, Vesta Gibson and Ona Snethen; brothers Rex Snethen and Joe Snethen.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons Steve (Linda) Adams of Perry, IA and Rick (Madeline) Adams of Osceola, IA; son-in-law Gary Garris of Murray, IA; grandchildren Dana (Tim) Baker of Plattsburg, MO, Dawn (Bryan) Anderson of Lake Park, MN, Darin (Hope) Adams of Detroit Lakes, MN, Jodie Adams of Perry, IA, Robin (Dennis) Boerre of Adel, IA, Michelle (Darrell) Beem of Truro, IA, Troy (Kristi) Garris of Des Moines, IA, Adam Garris of Indianola, IA, Brooke (Cody) Caldwell of Osceola, IA, and Walker (Kimberly) Adams of Osceola, IA; 16 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; sisters-in-law Betty Snethen of Mount Ayr, Sue Snethen of Green Bay, WI, and Bonnie Whited of Maryville, MO; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many good friends.

Memorials are to the Mount Ayr Public Library.

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One sweet lady! Roena Adams touched so many lives in her years on Earth! Thank you God for allowing us the pleasure of having Roena in our lives! What a gift she was!

Mike Maddy Jul 29 2019 12:00 AM

Roena was a great gal and she was fun to be around. I had the privilege of bowling on the same team with her for several years and she was a lot of fun. I never heard her ever say anything ill of someone else. She always had a smile and she was a good bowler too. I will miss seeing her and visiting with her occasionally in recent years. If more people were like her this world would certainly be a better place!!!
Rest in peace, me dear friend, I will miss you.
To all her family -- Cherish the memories of all the things you did with her!
I will pray you find comfort when you think of her and her sweet spirit

Jane Thomas Jul 27 2019 12:00 AM

An A Little Bit of Sunshine was sent on July 27, 2019

We are thinking of and praying for you all through this difficult time. Roena was such a special, kind, and loving person. She will always be remembered for her caring heart. Love, The Kristufek Family

Expression of Sympathy Jul 27 2019 12:00 AM

Steve and Linda and all the family. I know how hard it is to lose a parent and my prayers are with all of you. The consolation is knowing she is where she wants to be. Love you guys.

Sam & Linda Leo Jul 27 2019 12:00 AM

What a sweet lady, I am so glad I got to know her... hugs to her family, your loss is great.... Shelly

Shelly Gaiser Jul 26 2019 12:00 AM

Roena was very pleasant. We look forward to seeing her alive again in the resurrection. Jesus promised, "Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life." John 5:28, 29

Jim & Donna Adams Jul 26 2019 12:00 AM

Steve, Rick and Family: So sorry for your loss. Roena was such a sweet lady. I always enjoyed visiting with her at the Legion dances when I would go with dad. Thinking of you all at this time.

Vickie Butler Pierce Jul 26 2019 12:00 AM