Sally S. Adams

April 30, 1952 ‒ December 07, 2014

Marion, Ohio

Sally S. Adams, age 62, of Marion, died peacefully Sunday evening, December 7, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous six month battle with cancer.

On April 30, 1952, Sally was born in Piqua, Ohio, one of five children of the late George and Mary (Wheeler) Ingle.  She graduated from Covington High School in the Class of 1970.

After moving to Marion in the mid 1970’s, Sally quickly found her home away from home at GTE, which later became the Verizon Telephone Company.  She worked as a customer service representative for over 30 years, retiring in 1998.

Getting a second chance at love, Sally was introduced by mutual friends to James E. Adams.  Shortly thereafter, they were married on September 1, 1993, and have been by each other’s side ever since.  They cherished their 21 years of marriage together.

With a love for the outdoors, Sally looked forward to mushroom hunting with her family every May in Michigan.  She also loved going to Lake Erie to fish for perch.  In addition to cooking the mushrooms and perch she caught, Sally was a great cook who could make anything you could think of.  She loved spoiling her family from the kitchen.An excellent seamstress, Sally always had a quilt or a blanket she was making for her family.  She also made many special blankets for her granddaughter, Kylee.

A feisty and strong willed woman, you always knew how Sally felt about things.  More importantly though, if you were a friend or family member of Sally’s you always knew she cared about you.  She had a huge heart, and would love you no matter what.

She will be dearly missed by her husband, James Adams; a daughter, Kimberly Davis; a son, Jason Kiefer, all three of Marion; three step-children: James (Amelia) Adams of LaGrange, KY, Jon Adams of Radnor, OH, and Kristin (Tim) Barry of Richwood, OH; 8 grandchildren: Wesley, and Collin Adams, Cole and Blake Berry, Savannah, Kylee, and Levi Adams, and Marisa Davis; three brothers: Charles Ingle of Troy, OH, Wayne (Kathy) Ingle of Piqua, OH, and Neil (Kim) Ingle of Troy, OH; a sister, Charlotte (Rodney) Sampson of Covington, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her family will greet friends from 4 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10th, at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion.  Services honoring her life will also be held there at 10 a.m. on Thursday, with Pastor Keith Irey officiating.  Burial will follow in Grand Prairie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marion General Hospital Hospice, 278 Barks Rd. W., Marion, OH 43302.

Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve Sally’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Jim,
    I was so sorry to read of your loss. I wish I’d gotten to know your wife, but hope you will come to our next class reunion. We have missed you. God Bless you and your family through this horrid time, and know that there are many who will be thinking of you.

  • “If Jehovah had not been my helper,
    I would have soon perished.
    When I said: “My foot is slipping,”
    Your loyal love, o Jehovah, kept supporting me.
    When anxieties overwhelmed me,
    You comforted and soothed me.
    Psalm 94:17-19

  • Jim, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. Words can’t make you feel better, so will be lifting you in prayer. Know people do care.
    God Bless

  • Jim, it’s been many years. .. I’m sorry this has come to you. But, you have my sympathy as you do that of many others. May it strengthen you in your time of need.

  • Dear Jim.
    Richard and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved wife Sally, I wish I would have known her better …I know that she was very special and did so much for others…may she rest in peace in the arms of our Lord Jesus and feel free from pain and sorrow… I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers…
    Love Richard and Anne Furniss

  • We are so sorry to hear of Sally’s death, our condolences to her family. We both worked with Sally for many years at GTE and she was a cherished friend..we will miss her.

  • Jim and family-
    We are so saddened to hear of Sally’s passing. She has been such a wonderful friend and neighbor. Blessed are those that mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4 You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Julie and Libby Swihart

  • So sorry for your loss…she will be missed. May God comfort and bless your family. Hugs and prayers!
    Roland & Charlotte Sink

  • We love you, Mom/Mamaw! We miss you! Don’t worry, we will continue your torturing of Jim! We love him, too!

    Kim & Marisa

  • Jim,

    So sorry to hear of your loss, I know you must be heartbroken
    my thoughts and prayers are with You my friend.


  • Jim, Kim, Marisa and Jason
    I am so sorry about the loss of Sally she was a wonderful, friendly lady. I like talking to her, she aleays made me feel welcome at her house. Your family is in my prayers

  • I will miss you so much, talking and just BS. With what Shelly is going through I need and miss you more. My heart aches for Jim and all of the family, what a crazy and wild woman she was

    Her friend forever

  • Kim, Marisa, and Family,

    I am so very sorry for the loss of Miss Sally. She was often my home away from home as Kim and I have been friends since middle school and spent many mornings waking to the smell of all the breakfast goodies she would get up early and make for Kim and I after putting up with our late night sleepovers. She was often times our taxi around town and took us to school every morning. I’ll never forget her crazy attitude that lives on in her daughter. She was never afraid to tell it like it was and loved her for it! She will never be forgotten. Heaven has definitely gotten a lot more fun and will never be the same now that she’s there! You’ll be missed dearly Miss Sally!

  • Kim,
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Please know that my family is thinking of you and your family during this tough time. If I can do ANYTHING at all for you please don’t hesitate to contact me.
    Love, Mikki

  • Please find peace and comfort in God’s word at Isaiah 25:8,9..He will swallow up death forever and wipe the tears from all faces. May you continue to feel comfort by the love of family and friends.

  • Jim and family, we are so sorry to hear about your wife Sally. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Jim,
    We’re so sorry for the loss of your beloved wife, Sally. She was a kind & loving person you deserved. We truly enjoyed getting together with you, Sally & the kids at family gatherings. She will be deeply missed. Please let the kids know you are all in our thoughts & prayers.

  • I am so sorry Jim and family for the loss of Sally. I had no idea that she was ill. Although we didn’t keep as close contact as we grew older I love her dearly. She was my best friend through school and our early twenties. Most of my memories in that time frame have Sally in them. RIP Sally, I love you.

  • Jim,
    We are heart-broken for you and your family. Sally was a kind, fun and beautiful person. The video is a touching tribute to a woman that was loved deeply by her family and friends.

  • Our prayers are with you and your loved ones. We will keep you in our prayers May she rest in peace in the arms of her sweet Savoir.

  • Jim, So sorry to hear about Sally. It will be a rough time for you & your family. Please know that you are not alone. Our prayers go out to you & your family.

  • Charles, Wayne, Neil, and Charlotte…sorry to hear of Sally’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy.

  • Jim, so sorry for your lost with Sally. I had many good times being around her and her wonderful smile and always joking around and never took anything to serious.
    She will be very much missed by sister Penny which she always kept me informed of how Sally was doing to the very end. Larry Warfel

  • Please accept my deepest sympathy. I know this is a difficult time. The grief that is felt when we lose a loved one can be unbearable. At such times, we can go to God’s word for comfort. God too feels hurt when an individual dies. That is why the encouragement found at Revelation 21:4 assure us that “He will remove sorrow and death will be no more.” According to this scripture, there will come a time when those we have lost in death will be brought back by means of a resurrection by Almighty God. (John 5:28) May your family find the comfort that God makes available to all persons. Knowing that your pain is in his heart. Fittingly he is called the “God of All comfort…”1 Corinthians 1:3&4 May God be with you .May you feel his loving embrace and may he sustain you during this difficult time.