Maurice Lee "Mose" Adams

COVINGTON — Maurice "Mose" Lee Adams, 88, lifetime resident of Covington, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, after suffering injuries from the accident on June 16. Mose was born April 6, 1926, in Covington, to the late Arthur and Ruth (Erwin) Adams.

He was a U.S.Army Veteran, serving during World War WII. He was a well known potato farmer, who owned and managed Adams Potato Farm, where he raised 40 acres of potatoes, worked at Westerville Creamery in Covington, was a seed corn salesman for several years, was a member of the Covington Eagles Aerie 3998, AMVETS Post 66, Covington Newberry Historical Society, was a past member of the Miami County Fair Board, Covington Fire Police and Midwest Draft Horse and Mule Association,was a former 4-H adviser, and member of the Monday Night Bowling League. He liked going out to eat, enjoyed his draft horses, fishing, collecting things, including antique tractors and hats, and he loved having his grandkids around.

Mr. Adams was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 67 years, Esther Adams, who passed June 16 in the accident; grandson, Chad Adams: and sister, Mione Lewis.

Mose is survived by his children and their spouses, Larry Lee and Alana Adams of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Kathy and Joel Miller of Covington, Kenny and Connie Adams of Covington, Annette and Tom Francis of Ft. Loramie; seven grandchildren, Jodi Adams of Delaware, Ohio, Lucas Moyer of Arcanum, Brandon and Christina Moyer of Oak Harbor, Wash., Brittany Adams of Covington, Logan and Jessica Adams of Ft. Bragg, N.C., Cletus and Holly Francis of Piqua, Sara and Brian Lawson of Sidney; 14 great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Olivia, Keelin, Zoey, Eva, Austin, Allison, Madison, Mckenzie, Caiden, Kendale, Logan, Carter, and Cadence; brother, Arthur Q. Adams of Vandalia; four sisters, Eileen Hollis of South Dakota, Gladys Klotz of Centerville, Virginia Moyer of Florida and Joan Denman of Vandalia; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will he held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Covington, with Pastor Phil Elmore officiating. Interment Highland Cemetery, Covington. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the church. If desired, contributions may be made to the Covington Rescue Squad. Condolences may be left for the family at

Published in Piqua Daily Call from July 11 to July 16, 2014