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Janet E. Adams

Obituary for Janet E. Adams

March 12, 1940 - February 13, 2018
McHenry, Illinois | Age 77

Loving Mother and Grandmother


Janet E. Adams, age 77, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Woodstock on March 12, 1940, the daughter of John and Frances (Kiltz) Emery.
Janet was a graduate of Woodstock High School, Class of 1958. She went on to graduate from the Methodist Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, MN in 1961. From 1962 to 1964, she worked as an office nurse for Dr. Stahlecker and then from 1962 to 2007 she was a nurse at Woodstock Memorial Hospital (now Centegra). Janet also worked as a part-time nurse for NIMC (McHenry) from 1984 to 1998. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, scuba diving, was a world traveler and belonged to the McHenry Garden Club. Janet was an avid seamstress and made doll clothes and wedding dresses. She also made 300 dresses for Dress a Girl Around the World. Family was everything to her and she will be missed very much.
Janet is survived by her loving children: Eugene (Dorothy) Heckathorne of McHenry, Marilyn (John) Hill of Belvidere, Cindy (Kevin) Borman of Harvard, Chris (Rusty) Hatfield of Alexander, AR, Kim Adams of Belvidere, Penny (Jeff) Lilly of Austin, TX and Terry (Olandis) Harris of Poplar Grove; cherished grandchildren: Rachael (Amy) Sobotka, Lewis (Samantha) Possehl, Renee (Jason) Busse, Jaron Hill, Emery Hill; and sister, Donna (Earl) Hass of Woodstock.
In addition to her parents, Janet is preceded in death by her husband, William Adams, son, Lawrence Heckathorne and brother, Robert Emery, infant sister Marilyn Kay Emery.
Memorial visitation will be from 4:00pm to 7:30pm on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at Colonial Funeral Home with Memorial Service beginning at 7:30 pm
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.

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