Ursula Mae Adams (93) of rural Dieterich


Published on August 4 2013 3:00 pm

Ursula Mae Adams, 93, of rural Dieterich, IL passed away Tuesday July 30, 2013 at the Glenwood in Effingham, IL.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday August 10, 2013 at the Dieterich Civic Center 102 W. Virginia St. Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL is assisting the family.

Online condolences can be expressed by clicking here. Memorials can be made to either Lincolnland Hospice or to the Crossroads Cancer Center in Effingham, IL.

She was born on January 1, 1920 in New Haven, IL the daughter of Joseph and Mary (McCreary) Walser.

During World War II, Ursula worked as a welder in the Evansville, IN shipyard where two naval vessels Landing Ship, Tank (LST) were produced each week. Later she owned and operated a café and drugstore in New Haven, IL. She married Franklin Dale Adams in 1951. Mr. Adams preceded her in death in December 1971.

Ursula moved to rural Dieterich in 1972 where she lived until moving to the Glenwood in 2011. She loved to garden and raise flowers.

Ursula is survived by her grandchildren, Tammy (Joe) Cato of Bourbonnais, IL; Scott (Julie) Healy of Mason, IL; Shane (Mindy) Healy of St. Elmo, IL; and Shaun (Leslie) Healy of Greenup, IL; and her great-grandchildren.

Her parents, her brother Everett Walser and her only child Donald Joseph Healy preceded Ursula in death.