Esther M. Adams

1925 - 2019

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Esther M. Adams, 93, of Findlay passed away peacefully on Friday, February 8, 2019. She was born in Findlay on July 5, 1925 to the late John and Dorothy (Smiley) Shelley. Esther married Kyle Adams on June 23, 1945 and he survives, along with two daughters: Sondra (Jack) Risner of Findlay and their children - Christie, Cara, and Craig, and Sharon (William) Hanlon of Ft. Pierce, FL and their children - Brent, Stacy, and Terri; and their two sons: Barry (Jane) Adams of Arcadia and their children - Shelley, Jeffrey and Curt, and Brad (Kay) Adams of Findlay and their children - Luke and Maggie. Mrs. Adams is also survived by her brother, Terry (Barb) Shelley; sister, Jackie (Millard) Magee; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters-in-law: Richard (Margie) and Harold (Mary) Shelley. She worked for several years as a switchboard operator at Marathon Oil Company. In 1937, she was baptized at the Front Street Church of God, which became College First Church of God, where she has remained a life-long member. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Will Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Knollcrest Cemetery, east of Findlay. Memorial contributions can be given in her memory to College First Church of God or Findlay Youth for Christ. Online condolences can be expressed by visiting www.coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Monday, February 11th 2019 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Tuesday, February 12th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Knollcrest Cemetery [Map]
    18085 S.R. 12
    Arcadia, Ohio 44804

  • Contributions:

    College First Church of God - Adams
    For Online Donations, please select above link.
    1100 N. Main St
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

    Youth for Christ - Adams
    For Online Donations, please select above link.
    10111 U.S. 224
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Kyle and family
Date :Sunday, February 10th 2019
From : Denise and Elwin Simon
Dear Kyle and Family,

You have our deepest sympathy in the passing of Esther. We have such wonderful memories of her as we shared God's word in the Welcome Class at College First. She will be sadly missed.

Denise and Elwin Simon



To : Sondra Risner
Date :Sunday, February 10th 2019
From : Marna Warren
Sondra, my sympathies on the passing of your
Mother. We were in several clubs together. I’m sure you will miss her.



To : Shelley Adams and family
Date :Sunday, February 10th 2019
From : Nikki Alford
My deepest condolences to you and your family. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.



To : The entire Esther Adams Family
Date :Sunday, February 10th 2019
From : Pamela marvin lim
You all have my thoughts and prayers in the passing of your loved one



To : The whole family
Date :Sunday, February 10th 2019
From : Les Mary
So sorry we are away right now! So many great memories of aunt Esther and Uncle Kyle....camping trips, Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations, picnics in summer, on and on! We are keeping you close in heart as you go through these difficult days.



To : The whole family
Date :Sunday, February 10th 2019
From : Stephanie Shelley Nicholls
You're all in my thoughts and prayers at this time and I have many wonderful memories of Aunt Esther and all of the Shelley siblings and their kids getting together from my childhood.

Love and hugs,
Stephanie



To : Adams Family
Date :Sunday, February 10th 2019
From : Walters Family
Our deepest condolences to you and the family.
Was sadden to hear of your loss.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you.



To : the Adams family
Date :Monday, February 11th 2019
From : Sandy Conine Franks
You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you celebrate the life of Esther. May God's blessings shine upon you and fill you with peace and love.



To : Adams Family
Date :Monday, February 11th 2019
From : Ann Rigg
I am so sorry to hear of Father's passing. Worked with her at Marathon on the switchboard. She's such a great gal. I know she will be greatly missed.



To : The Whole Family
Date :Monday, February 11th 2019
From : Donna Lee Family
We have wonderful memories of Esther and are thinking of you all at this time and sending our prayers.



To : The Adams Family
Date :Monday, February 11th 2019
From : Pastor Loreene Pettaway
May the Grace of god be with you and your family at this difficult time. May God give you strength and comfort knowing that your loved one is now present with the Lord.
His peace and blessing's be with you all.



To : Adams famoly
Date :Tuesday, February 12th 2019
From : Bob and joanne Eisaman Marquart
SO sorry for your loss. Such good friend to Bob's mom



To : Esther M Adams
Date :Tuesday, February 12th 2019
From : Pastor Richard and Barbara Wilkin
In the late '40s and early '50s Esther, your mother and grandmother (and of course your precious father, Kyle) have been an encouragement inspiration through the years as FC students, as General Conference Executive, and Interim Pastor. We have been privileged to share special experiences also with Brad and Kay. Thank You Adams Family. May the faith of Esther that was anchored in Jesus Christ comfort you all and give you eternal hope, peace and joy in this time of her passing.











To : Adams Family Sharon Hanlon
Date :Tuesday, February 12th 2019
From : Don and Barb Sherman
So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Our sampathy is with your whole family.



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