The Washington Times-Herald

September 18, 2013

Ruby Adams

Sept. 27, 1914 - Sept. 15, 2013

The Washington Times-Herald

---- — Ruby J. Adams, 97, of Washington, died at 8 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Center.

Born Sept. 27, 1914, in Wheatland, she was the daughter of William and Dora (Hiam) Oberst.

A 1932 graduate of Washington High School, she was a member of Antioch Christian Church. She had been employed at Murphy’s Department Store and at Sears as a credit manager, then more recently for the county assessor and the township trustee offices.

She is survived by a son, William R. (Mary Sue) Adams; a daughter, Vera “Sue” (Jerry) Lett; grandchildren, Norma Jean Kuepper, Harry Bernard Adams, Nesa Hope Wilson, Faith Danielle Hunt, Julia Wuertz, Marla Bean and Lisa Olson; 18 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Bernard Adams, whom she married April 3, 1936, died in 1999. One great-granddaughter, Chantel Wilson; one great-great-granddaughter, Audrey Clemons; and two brothers, Herschel and Charles Oberst, are also deceased.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Antioch Christian Church, with Wesley Wuertz officiating. Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens.

Visitation is after 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Antioch Christian Church or the American Cancer Association.

Arrangements are being made through Gill Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family online at