George W. Adams, 84, of Osceola died Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at EveryStep Hospice Home in Creston.
Memorial services were 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at First Christian Church in Osceola. The Rev. Al Adams and Chaplain Terry Roberts officiated. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery at a later date. There was no public viewing. Family was present from 4 to 5 p.m., prior to the service. Pearson Family Funeral Service and Cremation Center, 809 W. Montgomery St., in Creston was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to EveryStep Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
George Wendell Adams, son of George Wilson and Adrian Ellen (Sibbett) Adams, was born Sept. 25, 1934, in Osceola. He was raised and educated in Osceola, graduating from Osceola High School with the class of 1954.
On Sept. 3, 1955, George married Dorothy Ilene Mason at the Christian Church in Osceola. George served his country by entering the United States Army in February 1957. He was stationed in Italy and achieved the rank of E-2. George was honorably discharged in January 1959. After returning stateside, he continued serving his country in the Army Reserves until 1963.
George was a tool and die maker. His work would take Dorothy and himself to various places all across the United States. They finally settled in Fort Madison in the mid 1970s. He started working for Sheaffer Pen Company in Ft. Madison in 1974, and continued there until his retirement. George designed several patents for Sheaffer Pen Company during his time with them.
George was a member of U.A.W. Union, where he served on the negotiating team.
George is survived by his son Wendell (Kathleen) Adams of Marysville, Ohio; grandchildren, Joshua Adams and Zachary Adams; sister Georgia Wilene Strong of Omaha, Nebraska; sister-in-law Mildred Adams of Kansas City, Missouri; niece Cindy (Jeff) Norman of Creston; several other nieces, nephews and other relatives.
George was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy in 2011; infant daughter Tracey; parents; brothers, Bernard, Donald, Burdett and Robert; and sister Mary Woods.