SPRINGFIELD, IL - Leonard W. Adams, 90, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at 5:35 p.m. at St. John's Hospital.
Leonard was born July 20, 1923, in Springfield, the son of Harry L. and Mary F. Bryant Adams. He married Barbara Jean Rigdon on Feb. 14, 1970, in Chicago; she preceded him in death on Dec. 3, 2012.
Leonard was a graduate of Feitshans High School and proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He was employed as a Claims Representative for 35 years and was a member of Cherry Hills Baptist Church. He was also a member of the VFW Post 755, American Legion Post 759, Masonic Lodge St. Paul #500, and the Ski and Boat Club. Leonard enjoyed travelling, wood carving, puzzles, and going to the casinos.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald Adams; and stepbrother, Robert Werkau.
He is survived by two daughters, Donna (husband, Ivar) Azeris of Wheaton and Connie (husband, Bob) Paynter of Carey, N.C.; stepdaughter, Frances Kelly of Summerfield; stepson, Allen (wife, Linda) Diehm of Springfield; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Martha Jiannoni of Springfield; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and special caregiver, Tish Brooks.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 5–7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Visitation will conclude with Masonic Rites at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home with Rev. Vaughn Beeman officiating.
Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery with military honors provided by the Inter-Veterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County.
Memorials may be made to: Christian Care, St. John's Hospital, 800 E. Carpenter, Springfield, IL 62702.
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