Marilyn Pollom Adams

Services for Marilyn Pollom Adams, 86, Lawrence, will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 16 at the Smith Center at Brandon Woods 4730 Brandon Woods Terrace, Lawrence, Kansas 66047.

Mrs. Adams died Thursday, September 6, 2018, at her home.

She was born June 9, 1932 in Lawrence, Kansas, to Cleatis and Marguerite Pollom. She attended public schools in Lawrence and graduated from Kansas University with a BS in Occupational Therapy. She later added a degree in Music Education from Emporia State University.

Marilyn married Dwight Adams in 1953. Together they had four children, Alan (Elaine), Laura (Norman) Shimabukuro, Sara (Bobby) Richard, and Bryan (Toni). They lived in Osage City, Kansas from 1959 to 2013. Dwight was a medical doctor there. They moved to Lawrence, KS in 2013.

Mrs. Adams’s greatest work was raising her children. She established and managed the activity program at Osage Manor Nursing Home for 15 years, volunteered many hours in the First United Methodist Church, and for 15 years especially enjoyed directing 30 children in the junior choir. She spent 15 years as a den leader in Boy Scouts and a troop leader for Girl Scouts. She was very active in ECAT (Ecumenical Christian Action Team) serving as co-president and taking charge of the Christmas baskets each year. She was in charge of raising funds for The American Cancer Society in Osage County for many years.

Marilyn and Dwight enjoyed traveling in an RV and for 15 years they worked on Habitat for Humanity projects at 30 different sites in ten different states and New Zealand. She enjoyed needle work, knitting (especially making over 80 Christmas stockings for family), and quilting. She sewed many beautiful things including a great deal of clothing for the family. She is survived by her husband, her children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A sister, Jan Roberts preceded her in death in 2017.

In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made directly to the Lawrence First United Methodist Church, ECAT, Habitat for Humanity, or your favorite charity.

Messages & Condolences

From Lois and Bryan Faber...

I’m so sorry to hear about Marilynn. She will be remembered very fondly. You are all in our prayers much love

From Laura and Mitch Kelley...

Mitch and I were so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. Deepest condolences to you Dwight and all of her children and grandchildren. I always enjoyed speaking with Marilyn at family events hosted by Bryan and Toni. She had a positive outlook on life and a smiley disposition but also a strength and temerity which was admirable, particularly in the face of her illness. I know she was loved very much and will be missed. God bless you all as you grieve her loss.

From Cary and Nancy...

Dwight and Family
Nancy and I are so sorry to hear the passing of your beautiful Wife Marilyn. We had the honor of sharing many years here in Osage City with You and Your Family. We will be keeping our thoughts and prayers for Marilyn while she is put to rest. May the Good Lord keep and bless her in the room He has prepared for her in His Kingdom. Peace and Love be with you during this time of your grief.

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