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Betty Jean Adams, 82, of St. Paul, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at her residence. She was born May 21, 1934, in Decatur County, the daughter of James Robert and Sarah Louise (Coyle) Bottom.
Betty graduated from Burney High School in Decatur County in 1952.
She was a member of Lewis Creek Baptist Church, where she was a charter member of the Lewis Creek Baptist Choir for over 60 years.
Betty was formerly a teacher's aide for Shelby Eastern Schools and an insurance clerk at Union Bank and Trust, retiring in 1995.
She loved her family and cherished the time she spent with them.
On Dec. 14, 1952, she married Herbert Allen Adams, and he preceded her in death on May 27, 1998.
Betty is survived by her daughters, Jacqualyn Lea "Jackie" (Tom) Crosby of Greensburg, and Robin Elaine (Marshall) Bratton of Franklin; son, Mark Allen Adams of St. Paul; brothers, Dale C. (Elaine McAuliffe) Bottom of Burr Ridge, Illinois, Robert W. (Sue) Bottom and Ronald Lee (Nancy) Bottom of Hampton, New Hampshire; grandchildren, Dana (Andrew) Chandler, Alan Crosby, Cara (Scott) Chitwood, Rebecca Bratton, Lauren (Matthew) Atwood, Paige Bratton, Anna Bratton, Dustin (Summer) Adams, and Sarah Adams; great-grandchildren, Cynthia Adams, Alexander Chandler, Jillianna Bratton, Amelia Chandler and Jameson Atwood; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Mildred Coffee, Lillian Dean Hendrickson, Violet Sue Salman and Naomi Frances Schroeder; and brothers, James Walter Bottom and Chester Leon Bottom.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville and from 9:30 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Lewis Creek Baptist Church, 5998 South State Road 9, in Shelbyville. Funeral services begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with Rev. Harvey Taylor officiating. Interment will be at Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery in Shelby County.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Association of Shelby County, P.O. Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Lewis Creek Baptist Choir.
Online condolences may be shared with Betty's family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 23, 2017
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