E. Lucille Adams

January 21, 1917 ‒ October 04, 2007

Galion, Ohio

GALION: E. Lucille Adams, 90, of Galion, died Thursday afternoon October 4, 2007 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a lengthy illness.

She was born January 21, 1917 at the family farm on Mill Run Road near Lexington to John D. and Ethel (Donnan) Wirick, and was graduated from Johnsville High School in 1934.

On October 14, 1939 she married Marvin O. Adams.

Together, she and Marvin invested their lives in the lives of area youngsters. From 1942 to 1960, Lucille served as matron of the Crawford County Children’s Home and from 1960 to 1966 she worked as assistant superintendent for the Miami Children’s Center in Maumee.

At the Starr Commonwealth Home for Boys, she worked as assistant to the administrator, and when she moved to Lima, she served as housemother in the Allen County Children’s Home.

For a short time she worked with Dresser in Galion, before the Allen County Children’s Home called her to return ~ no one cared for the children quite like Lucille!

She was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church, Galion, the Friendly Wesley Sunday school class of the church, and the Martha Circle. Seems Lucille was always doing something around the church, either busy in the kitchen or, working a rummage sale, or preparing for Christmas Tree Lane.

Lucille had been active in the Child Conservation League of Ohio, and was a member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter #47, Galion.

Not one to sit idle, Lucille crocheted numerous afghans, and could turn an otherwise plain shirt or sweatshirt into wearable art by her artistic talent. She made “a lot of teddy bears…” for both family and charity events.

The words “kindness,” “generosity,” and “dedication” come to mind in memory of Lucille, but no single word is big enough to describe the heart of the woman who devoted her life to lovingly raising children.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Billie Kay and Danny Bodkins of Galion; son and daughter-in-law Charles Ray and Arlene Adams of Orient, son Daniel Jay Adams of Swanton; grandchildren Scott Key, Charles & Amber Adams, Dan Earl & Charlene Adams, Doug & Sarah Adams, Renee & Neal Najera, Valora & David Brown, and Gretchen Bodkins and Matt Young; 13 great grandchildren; a sister Helen Snyder of Mount Vernon; a brother John Wirick of Mansfield; sisters-in-law Ruth Wirick of Mansfield, Wanda Wirick of Bellville and Edith Wirick Capron of Vero Beach, FL; and a special friend Kenneth McWilliams of Mount Gilead.

Her husband Marvin preceded her in death on December 5, 1974. Also deceased are a granddaughter Jenny Smith; sisters Jeanette Wirick and Margaret Wirick; and brothers Dale Wirick, Carl Wirick and Richard Wirick.

The family will receive friends Sunday, October 7, 2007 from 6-9 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Monday at 10:30 AM. The Revs. Donald Trigg and Larry Draper will officiate. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Home Care Matters may be made at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com