Louella (Irby) Adams

September 12, 1921 ~ March 16, 2021 (age 99)


LOUELLA (IRBY) ADAMS, 99, of Benton passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Helia HealthCare in Benton.

She was born on Sept. 12, 1921 in Akin, IL, the daughter of Ross & Elsie (Chaplain) Irby.

She retired from Franklin Hospital at the age of 62 after 15 years of service.  She was a member of the North Benton Baptist Church, and enjoyed growing flowers, gardening, yard sales, fishing, and especially spending time with her family.

Louella Adams is survived by her:

5 Children: Kenneth Adams of Benton

                     Linda Walker & husband Adrian of Benton

                     Patty Herrmann & husband Dan of Ottumwa, IA

                      Carol Miller of Ottumwa, IA

                       Bill Adams of Benton

6 Grandchildren:

                               Tammy O’Neal (Scott) of Pewaukee, WI

                                Lorie Lynch of Carbondale

                                Tina Knight (Jim) of Ottumwa, IA

                                Brian Adams of Benton

                                Jay Miller of Ottumwa, IA

                                Zachary Adams of Benton

10 Great-Grandchildren

Ms. Adams was preceded in death by her Parents, and by 5 Brothers & 3 Sisters.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. SATURDAY, March 20th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.   Burial will be in the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton.  Visitation will be after 10 A.M. on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

We ask everyone attending the service to be considerate of others and to practice social distancing. We are limited to 50 in our building at a time and masks or face coverings are recommended.

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March 20, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
March 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812


Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, IL 62812


American Diabetes Association
P. O. Box 15829, Arlington VA 22215
Tel: 1-800-342-2383

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