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Gerald "Jerry" L. Adams

August 15, 1934 — February 21, 2017

Gerald Lee “Jerry” Adams, 82, Frankfort, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Frankfort Community Care Home. Visitation was from noon until 8 p.m., Friday, February 24 at Padden Funeral Chapel, Frankfort. The family received friends from 6 to 7 p.m. A funeral service was at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 25, at the United Methodist Church, Frankfort. Rev. Michael McKee officiated. Organist was Jody Turnbull and Angie Armstrong sang "Hallelujah." The congregation sang “Old Rugged Cross” and “Hymn of Promise.” Pallbearers were Adam Musil, Henry Shaw, Logan Jones, Taylor Musil, Andy Wessel, Lucas Adams, Weston Adams, Peyton Adams and Aaron Wessel. Burial was in Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Kansas. Jerry was born on August 15, 1934 to Charles and Rachel (Chilson) Adams, at home in Nemaha County, Kansas. He attended grades one through eight at Pearl Country School and graduated from Frankfort High School on 1952. After graduation, he served in the military during the Korean Conflict, first as a carpenter and later as director of the officer’s club in Korea. Jerry farmed, was a dairyman and loved working with horses and mules. He traveled to Colorado several times with his mules and loved hunting elk in the mountains. Jerry suffered a head injury in a mule accident in 1986 and was disabled the remainder of his life, although he was an avid walker and picked up cans around town for recycling, for many years. Jerry married Fern Strifler on August 12, 1956 and she preceded him in death on November 25, 1979. In October of 1980, he married Patricia (Jeffries) Winslow. She survives. Other survivors include his seven children, Cindy (Jim) Wessel, Omaha, NE, Connie (Gary) Musil, Tim (Gwen) Adams, Amy (Barry) Jones, Tommy (Vicki) Adams, J.J. (Amy) Adams, all of Frankfort, Amanda (Justin) Shaw, St. Joseph, MO; two step children, Teresa (Winslow) Bingham, Minneapolis, Troy Winslow, Germany; sister, Rita (Amery) McLean; and sixteen grandchildren, Andy, Aaron, Audra, Adam, Carly, Taylor, Weston, Logan, Sarah, Jessa, Lucas, Rebecca, Peyton, Ainsley, Henry and Stella, with a seventeenth due in a few weeks. Preceding him in death were his parents; first wife, Fern; brother, Charles “Chucky” Adams; and a grandson, Wyatt David Adams. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gerald "Jerry" L. Adams, please visit our flower store.

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