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Doris E. Adams dies at 90

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Doris E. Adams, age 90 of Ionia, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia, with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating.  Burial will be at St. Boniface Cemetery in Ionia.Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 27, 2016 at Ionia Funeral Home in Ionia with a 3:30 p.m. Rosary and a 7 p.m. Scriptural Wake Service.  Visitation will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral mass on Monday.  Online condolences for Doris’s family may be left at  Memorials may be directed to the family.Doris Edna Adams was born on May 22, 1926 at home in Bassett, to Wilbur and Edna (Regal) Venz.  She attended Bassett School until the eighth grade.  After completing her education, Doris worked for neighbors as a housekeeper and babysitter.  She later became a waitress at the Frontier Club in Charles City for several years.  On Dec. 12, 1945, Doris was united in marriage to Dale Adams Charles City. The couple made their home on a farm near Ionia where they lived all their married lives.  They also owned and operated the Uptown Café in Charles City for 45 years.  Doris enjoyed visiting  with family and friends.  She took great pride in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Doris also loved her gardening, especially her flower garden.  She was also well known for her apple pies.  People always looked forward to seeing what her donkey and boy statue would be wearing for the season as they drove by her home on Highway 18.  Doris was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and always enjoyed working bingo nights at church.Doris is survived by her children, Larry (Mary) Adams of Miles City, MT and Sharon (Bruce) Kellogg of Ionia; her grandchildren, Travis (Christie) Adams, Lucas (Nicole) Adams, Shane Adams, Jereb (Jamie) Kellog, Melinda Trende (Nick Kresser) and Ross (Brooke) Kellogg; twelve great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Dale in 1991; her son Jerry in 1981 and two brothers, Lester and Virgil Venz.

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