ADAMS, Helen Sep 16, 1940 – Aug 7, 2020

Helen Irene (Roe) Adams, 79, Lake Mary, Florida, passed into the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Aug. 7, 2020. She was born Sept. 16, 1940, to Gerald A. Roe and Nellie May (Doak) Roe in Kokomo, Indiana. She married Richard Loren Adams, Jr. on Aug. 19, 1961, in a double wedding ceremony with her sister, Nancy (Roe) Burtch. They were married 56 years when he preceded her in death on June 5, 2017.
Helen loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and stated many times that her children and her husband were the joy of her life. She was very proud of her grandchildren and talked about them constantly. She enjoyed cooking, reading, swimming and her Bible study. She loved to repurpose things. Helen worked out of the home occasionally but mostly focused on raising her family.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, several brothers, and two sisters.
Helen is survived by her daughters, Wendy (Bart) Baker and Toni (Dan) Schnabel; a son, Zachary (Lisa) Adams; her grandchildren, Eric Schnabel, Jamie Schnabel, Connor Adams, Elizabeth (Alexander) Maier, Corbin Adams and Victoria Baker; three sisters, Marjorie Colvin, Arizona, Charlotte Higgins, South Dakota, and Nancy Burtch, Kokomo, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
Services are planned for Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, at Highland Park Church, 516 W. Sycamore St., Kokomo, Indiana. You may visit with the family 9 a.m. to noon, with the services beginning at noon. Burial will be at Kokomo Memorial Park following the service. Online condolences may be left at

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