Florence Ann Yokum Adams, 73, passed on into the spirit world Saturday evening, July 6, 2013, at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown, following complications from a heart attack.
She was born Jan. 28, 1940, near Huttonsville, to the late Thomas Yokum and the late Blanche Mae Riffle Yokum.
She is survived by one sister, Mona Seigel of Wellington, Fa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She married William J. Adams, Jr. for time and all eternity on Friday, Dec. 13, 1963, in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
They had four children, Cynthia, Beth Ann, W. Jared and Thomas, one daughter-in-law, Melissa Macleod of Magna, Utah; and one grandson, the apple of her eye, Thomas Juel Adams.
She graduated from Tygarts Valley High School and earned a registered nurse certificate from Davis Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She spent a year and a half serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the North Western States Mission in Washington state and Idaho. Upon her return, she began a 40-year career in nursing and retired from LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. She always had a bright smile, cheerful laugh, open heart and many friends. We will miss her very much.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, July 11, and 11 a.m. until noon Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints near Beverly. A funeral service will be conducted at noon Friday at the church with Bishop Ralph Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville.
Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Florence Ann Yokum Adams. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.