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Cheryl Adams
May 11, 1963 - March 9, 2013

Cheryl Ann Adams, 49, of Oelwein died on March 9, 2013 at her home.  A memorial visitation will be from 1-3PM on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Geilenfeld Funeral Home.  Inurnment will be at a later date.

Cheryl was born on May 11, 1963 in Doniphan, Missouri, the daughter of Willard and Norma Jean (Mincler) Adams. She moved around several times ending up in the Independence/Oelwein area. She attended school in Independence. Cheryl enjoyed going for walks, listening to music and riding her moped. Cheryl was a very friendly and caring person who loved to be around people, they were an important part of her life.  She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.     

She is survived by her two daughters, Mellony Harris of Oelwein and Crystal Harris of Maynard; two grandchildren, Coda and Cade Dowd; her siblings, Ronnie Haas of Independence, Terry Haas of Aurora, Roxane Thorpe of Independence, Dean (Teresa)Haas of Lamont, Iowa, Scott Foster of Charollette, North Carolina, Terrill Adams of Independence and Dennis (Lavere) Adams of Evansdale. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Leo Haas and many nieces and nephews.



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Jean (Beanie) Poisel Kruser on May 13, 2016 at 8:23 PM said:

I haven't seen or heard from Sissy for probably almost 40 years. We were childhood/neighborhood friends and I will always consider her as a close friend. I thought of her last night and decided to google her name and found this..... Am so sad. Was wishing I could have seen her again. ?? RIP Sissy!! Love Ya
Crystal Gross on April 2, 2013 at 12:34 PM said:

Crystal you were named after me, you probably don't know me, but I live in La Crescent Minnesota. Maybe we can get in touch someday. God's blessings to you and your whold family, I'll be praying for ya.
"big John" Tevis on March 28, 2013 at 11:02 PM said:

So sorry to here about "Sissy" I remember alot of good times we had at the northend tap and our vollyball parties!!!She will always be remembered!!!
M. Allison on March 23, 2013 at 5:31 AM said:

My deepest sympathies to the family. May you receive love and comfort from each other and friends. The loving promises found in God's Word also provide much comfort during this time. (Isaiah 25:8,9)
deb andresen on March 17, 2013 at 8:34 AM said:

can't believe she's gone.sissy was one of a kind.we had some crazy times back in the day.may she rest in peace.
Kathy Meister on March 16, 2013 at 2:52 PM said:

Hey Sissy.. my old friend. Im sorry I wasnt there for you through your tough times. I surely would of talked you out of leaving us so soon. I too will surely miss your bubbly self. Wont have to dodge any more slug bugs from you. Though I wouldn't mind it now if it would of kept you here. We did have some great times and I will have them memories to keep. Becky will be there for you with open arms! So squeeze her real tight for me! Take care my friend until we meet again! You will be missed.
Denise (Zieser) Lellig on March 16, 2013 at 2:30 PM said:

So sorry to hear about Sissy, I didn't reconize the name Cheryl, I guess I never heard her called that. Remember the good times with her and she will always be there with you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Sheila Postel on March 15, 2013 at 8:13 PM said:

I'm so sorry for you loss and your pain. She was one of a kind and my heart breaks...

Sis and I hung around back in the day, during school and beyond. She was a fun and hilarious friend. Like I said, she was one of a kind,. No matter what the situation, she always made me laugh. When you made her laugh, she'd clap you on the shoulder... I think the more she liked you, the harder that clap got.. but that was sis, wasn't it.

I remember a time when I moved back to Iowa after 15 years, and I met up with sis. It was like time and distance never happened, we started from where we left off. That’s what true friendship is all about though, isn’t it.

And as with Sis, to all my friends: No matter how far away we are, or how long it's been since we've talked...You will always be in my heart with fond memories. And if we can’t be here together, I know you’ll be waiting for me on the other side, welcoming me with open arms..

“When My Arms Can't Reach People Who Are Close To My Heart, I Always Hug Them With My Prayers.”
Connie Algeo on March 14, 2013 at 4:10 PM said:

So sorry for your loss and know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength and understanding.
Carolyn Higgins Rohrick on March 14, 2013 at 10:53 AM said:

Was very sad to see Sissy's Obit.in the paper. Sissy was one of a kind, and I will sure miss seeing her at the Oelwein Camp Ground, where I would get the chance to visit with her, thinking of all her family at this sad time.
Greg and Linda Lahr on March 14, 2013 at 7:35 AM said:

Been thinking about you since we heard the news. So sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers.
Margaret Eastman on March 13, 2013 at 4:45 PM said:

I'm so sorry for your loss! Just don't know what to say but she will be missed by all! especially me I grew up up with her we were like sisters,but time and other things in life took that away! I will always have the memories of our crazy fun times. Never thought she'd leave without saying "Goodbye"
Leroy Morris and Brenda on March 12, 2013 at 5:09 PM said:

We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Lynn & Karen Brunsman on March 12, 2013 at 4:23 PM said:

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our prayers.
Larry and Kathy Brunsman on March 12, 2013 at 3:46 PM said:

Sorry for the loss of your sister/family member/mother or friend. A loss like this always effects many different people in some form or another at this sad time. Thinking of you and sending condolances.

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