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Norma E. (Kretschmar) Adams

March 22, 1921 ~ April 7, 2018 (age 97)

Norma E. Adams, 97 of Aledo, IL, died Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Genesis Senior Living in Aledo. Services are 11:00 a.m. Thursday April 12, 2018 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton, Iowa. Visitation is from 10:00 a.m. Thursday until the time of service where memorials may be left to the Aledo United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be made at

She was born March 22, 1921 in Wilton Junction, Iowa to Herman and Blanche Lenker Kretschmar. Norma graduated from Wilton High School in 1939. She married Howard J. Adams August 5, 1942 in Wayland, MO. He died August 31, 2012.

Norma was a 66-year member of the Aledo United Methodist Church. She was a life member of the Mercer County VFW Auxiliary Post 1571, American Ex POW, Eastern Iowa POW Chapter and Wilton Historical Society.

Norma is survived by three sons: Howard Robert and Margaret Adams of Springfield, Ohio; Harold James and Agnes Adams of Aledo, IL; and Paul Fredric Adams of Kansas City, Missouri; 3 grandchildren: Robert E. (Amy) Adams of Burlington, Iowa; Cathy J. Cashman of Grand Junction, Colorado; Howard Walker Adams of Sewanee, Tennessee; 5 great grandchildren: Mary, Kyle, Cody, Samantha and Christian; five great great grandchildren: Easton, Erica, Evan, Connor and Rogan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 70 years and one brother.

Donations may be made to:

Aledo United Methodist Church
301 N. College Avenue, Aledo IL 61231

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