Harry Dean Adams, age 84, died Friday afternoon, April 4, 2014, at the Kansas Soldiers Home, Ft. Dodge, Kansas.
He was born September 6, 1929, at Lewis, Kansas, the son of Harry and Pearl (Dugger) Adams. He received his high school education at Lewis, graduating from Lewis High School. After his graduation, he served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Upon his discharge, he attended Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.
On December 24, 1959, he married Lois Duncan at Miami, Oklahoma. After their marriage, the couple moved to Meade, Kansas, in 1960, where he served for twenty-eight years as the County Engineer for Meade County. During his tenure, he served, not only as, the engineer for Meade County, but seven years for both Meade and Gray Counties, and five years for both Meade and Clark Counties. From 1975 until 1982, he and Lois owned and operated the Adams Agri-Center in Meade. In 1994, he retired from his civil service to Meade County.
He was a member of the Untied Methodist Church, Methodist Men, and the American Legion, serving as past commander, all of Meade.
He is survived by:
A son Chris Coe and wife Jackie of Castleton, Kansas
A daughter, Kathie Brown and husband Mike of Meade, Kansas
A brother, Eugene Adams and wife, Vicki of El Dorado, Kansas
Two nephews, David and Steven Adams
Five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren,
Tony Brown and wife Marilyn, their children, Wyatt and Whitney Brown
Aaron Brown and daughter Kelly Brown
Monica Ross and husband, Chip, their daughters, Madison and Cameron Ross
Lauri Ericson and husband, Tom, their children, Trey and Kaija Ericson
He is preceded in death by his wife Lois on March 15, 2013 and a niece Judy Adams.
Celebration of life services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the United Methodist Church, Meade, with the Reverend Diana Stewart presiding. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date.
The family would welcome memorials to the Kansas Soldiers Home or the United Methodist Church in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.