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Rita L. (Maier) Adams

Born: Fri., Jul. 12, 1940
Died: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018


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Rita L. Adams, 78, of Mishawaka, formerly of South Bend, passed away Thursday, October 31st at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, after an extended Illness.

 Rita was born in Peru, IL. on July 12, 1940, to the late Louis F. and Dorothy C. (Keutzer) Maier. She is survived by her sister, Nancy L. (James) Messersmith of LaSalle, IL.

 On March 21, 1971, Rita married Henry W. “Hank” Adams, in South Bend. He preceded her in death on October 27, 2013.

 Rita was a Dental Assistant for many years in the Michiana area and then helped her husband in his business.

 Rita and Hank were avid Notre Dame fans, golfing and helping with Prison Ministries in the area. They were former members at Morris Park Country Club.

 Rita’s wishes were to be cremated and her loving family honored her wishes. There will be no visitation or services at this time. Burial of cremains will take place at Peru City Cemetery, Peru, IL at a later date

 Memorial contributions may be made in Rita’s name to Pet Refuge, 4626 Burnette Drive, South Bend, IN 46614 or American Cancer Society, 130 Red Coach Drive, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

 Hanley and Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Service, State Road 23/Ireland Road, South Bend, IN.  handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to Rita’s family.

 Condolences may be expressed online through our website: www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com

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Sue daily
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018
Sorry for your loss

We attended church with Hank and Rita and lost contact with her after Hank died.

She always kept moving forward and looking to the what the next day held.

Have missed talking with her the past few years and getting her point of view on life. Always started out with “ now Sue you know......”

A wonderful person...

Sue and Bill Daily

Ted Harry
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. When this happens in our family we need more than human strength. God and his Son can provide what we need. Please review these scriptures : John 5:28-29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.”
Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes,and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

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