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Mary Jane AdamsMary Jane Adams, age 87 of Ozark, left to be with her Lord and Savior whom she loved dearly, on March 26, 2021. She was born January 27, 1934 in Springfield, the daughter of Thomas Edgar and Audie Anna (Shaw) Hargus. Soon after her birth, her family moved to the Ozark area where she attended school and met the love of her life, Harold Lloyd “Tops” Adams. They were married almost fifty years when he passed away on May 16, 2001. Mary was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church for many years. Most recently she attended First Baptist Church, Ozark after moving into town. Mary’s work experience included working at Hagale Industries, Dayco plant for almost 30 years, C.P. Antique Shop and helping in the lunch room at Ozark Schools. As a teenager, Mary worked at the Blair Pottery in Ozark. Survivors include: her sisters, Joan Lincicome of Livermore, California, Eva Woodring of Fair Grove, Lena Carpenter and husband John of Ozark; brother in law, Les Kissee and wife D.J. of Ozark; and many nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; her parents; her sisters, Elizabeth McGinnis and Rosalea Kissee; her brothers, William, Wilfred and Willard Holt and wife Alice; great nephew, Joshua Painter; niece Kelly Saucerman; and brothers in law, Thomas Lincicome, Carl Woodring and Gordon McGinnis. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, April 2, 2021 at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Dr. Phillip Burden officiating. Visitation will be held from 9-10 A.M. immediately before the memorial service in the funeral home. Her cremains will be interred at Linden Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org
After eight months, we are still missing our beautiful sister, Mary Jane. We will love and miss her forever. Lena Carpenter
Lena Carpenter Nov 11 2021 12:00 AM
My Aunt Mary was like a second mom to me. I remember going on the Linden school bus with my sister Leah to spend the night at Aunt Mary and Uncle Harold's. Depending on the season, we would make taffy, peanut brittle, or jam. I loved to watch her as she watched Bob Ross and painted happy trees and happy clouds along with him. She would make sausage and biscuits and gravy for breakfast as Uncle Harold beat us at Crazy Eights. I loved to go with her to do laundry. I just loved to spend time with her. Aunt Mary was good at everything that she tried. I love her and miss her so much!
Latricia Johnson Apr 15 2021 12:00 AM
A remember a funny memory of my aunt Mary. She was over at what is now my rental house in Ozark MO. She was helping me out by hanging new wallpaper in my bathroom after I had the floor completely replaced and a whole new shower installed. While she was hanging the wallpaper I was watching the NCAA mens basketball tournament (March Madness) in the living room. A very high seed (like a 12 or 13 if I remember) pulled off a major upset in the first or second round of the tournament. I yelled out, UPSET! when the game went final. She told me later she almost fell off the ladder while she was hanging the wallpaper. I have many other fond and loving memories of Mary that I spoke of at her memorial service this past Friday, April 2nd. Me and all your family and friends love you Mary. We will miss you very much. Rest In Peace.
Lesley Kissee Apr 4 2021 12:00 AM
Mary was a member of our Bible Class at F.B.C. Ozark.She helped with with so many"Behind The Scenes" activities.She was an inspiration to all who knew her. We loved her so Helen Mills
Helen Mills Apr 2 2021 12:00 AM
Loved talking to her! Always see her at Christian Foundation helping them.
Linda Mincks Mar 28 2021 12:00 AM