photo Josephine "Jo" Adam, 96, of Peoria, formerly of Morris and Chicago, passed away at 9:28 a.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Heritage Health in Chillicothe. Funeral services will be at noon on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Forest Park, with Pastor Tim Courtright officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Josephine was born in Chicago on September 11, 1916, a daughter of Edward and Kristina (Juracek) Svoboda. She married James S. Adam in Chicago on October 7, 1944. He preceded her in death on March 26, 2002 in Morris. She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Mark Brandon; and sisters, Lillian, Helen and Irene. She is survived by her son, James (Sandra) Adam of Peoria; grandchildren, Lisa (Denny Campbell) Adam of Downers Grove, Mark Andrew (Iva) Brandon of Litomerice Czech Republic, Joy (Pastor Tim) Courtright of Lebanon, PA and Brian (Betty Jurkowski) Adam of Lombard; brother-in-law, Steve Pollina of Hainesville; sister-in-law, Lillian Adam of Kalamazoo, MI; seven great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Josephine was a graduate of the Moody Bible College and was very active in her church. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at Faith Baptist Church in Morris and Lawndale Emmanuel Baptist Church in Chicago. While at Lawndale Emmanuel, she also served as Secretary, Treasurer and Deaconess. The family would like to thank the staff of Heritage Health in Chillicothe for the loving and amazing care they gave to Josephine. Memorial contributions may be made in Josephine's memory to Faith Baptist Church, 3950 Goose Lake Road, Morris, Illinois 60450. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue, in Peoria. Josephine's Memorial Website and online condolences may be accessed at

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Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Jan. 13, 2013