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Irene Adams

December 14, 1924 — November 7, 2020

Irene Ellen Adams, 95, of Convoy, passed away at 5:45 PM on November 07, 2020 at Vancrest of Van Wert. She was born on December 14, 1924, in Van Wert, to the late Gilbert Paul and Leona Ellen (Wirts) Riley.

On December 21, 1943, Irene married the love of her life, Homer H. "Dick" Adams, who passed away on February 4, 2002. Together, they shared many years of memories.

Irene was a 1942 graduate of Hoaglin-Jackson High School. She and Dick lived in Wetzel for 40 years before moving to Convoy. While living in Wetzel, she worked for the Jackson Township Election Board for over 40 years and owned and operated Adams' Grocery for several years with Dick. She was a longtime member of Zion Christian Union Church and a member of Convoy United Methodist Church.

Irene was also a member of Hoglin Jackson Sunrise Club, the Black Swamp CB Club, the DAV Auxiliary and enjoyed playing Bingo.

She is survived by her daughters: Rosanne (Richard) Font of Paulding; Cheryl (Frank Sr.) Bowen of Ohio City; Tania (Rich) Kreischer of Convoy; brother, Ralph Riley of Ohio City; 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Irene was preceded in death by her son, Richard Adams, granddaughter, Abby Lane, and brother, Paul Riley.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jody Harr officiating. Interment will follow in Middle Creek Cemetery, Grover Hill.

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the funeral, from 12 to 2 pm, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in Irene`s memory may be sent to Convoy United Methodist Church Youth Group.

To share in Irene's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Funeral

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Burial

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

3:15 - 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

Middle Creek Cemetery

Rd 24, OH 45849

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