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Florene Ellen (Keith) Adams, age 80, of Cedar Springs, Missouri, passed away in her home Saturday morning, October 10, 2020. She was surrounded by her four daughters, daughter-in-law, and their families. Florene was born April 22, 1940, to Frasa Anna (Dillsaver) and Charlie Keith. Florene attended the El Dorado Springs schools. She retired from Witt Printing Co.
Florene was preceded in death by her brothers: George (“Cap”) Keith, Bill Keith, C. Verden Keith, Bob Keith, Clint Keith, Dwight Keith, and Calvin Keith. Her brothers affectionately called her “Flossie”, “Floatie” or “Float”. She leaves behind her last little brother Donnie Keith. She was also preceded in death by her late husband Claud Leroy Adams, and her three sons: Edward Adams, Dwight Adams, and Claud (“Bubba”) Adams Jr.
Surviving immediate family members are her four daughters: Julie and husband Mark Williams, Carlla and husband Ron Johnson, Carol Adams, Carlene and husband Troy Brackman, and daughter-in-law Amanda Adams. Florene loved her grandchildren beyond measure and leaves behind twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Florene also leaves a very large passel of loving nieces and nephews, some who often called her “momma.”
Florene was the strong matriarch of the family and her home was the center hub of all family activity. Her personal sacrifice was given without a second thought. If her children were in need, she helped with all she had. Integrity and a high standard of moral character were lived out by example and expected without question in her home. Christmas was her favorite holiday. No matter how tight the budget, all her family members had two presents under the tree. Thankful hearts and laughter filled the room as wrapping paper went flying in one chaotic burst of excitement. No one left her home hungry. We all joke about the few occasions when a poor unsuspecting soul would try to leave her home without eating.
Florene would sit on the creek bank or pond bank and fish for hours on end. Whatever wild game her family of hunters would present to her, she would cook it up with pride. Deer season was a favorite of hers as she fixed up belly-warming breakfasts for the crowd of hunters gathering around the table. The mid-day hunting lunch break was just as important. Florene also enjoyed the family camping trips with her kids and grandkids, and anyone else that wanted to join us.
We are confident that you rejoice in the brilliance of heaven our mom, sister, “Grama,” and aunt.