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Gene Autry Adams

Obituary Condolences

McHENRY – Gene Autry Adams, 69, of McHenry, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood.

He was born Aug. 2, 1941, in Whitesburg, Ky., to Chester and Margie Pennington Adams.

On Feb. 3, 1979, he married Debra Reeves at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in McHenry.

Survivors include his wife, Debra of McHenry; his children, Charles Adams, Deborah Adams, Clydena (Jeff) Collins, Mary Jane (Dan Pearson) Adams, Donald Adams and Jamie (Jerimiah) Pastryk; his grandchildren, Amber Kath-Adams, Joseph Drews, Ashton Adams, Mercedes Adams, Jason and Jayden Pastryk, and Beth and Jeffrey Collins; his sisters and brothers, Lorraine (Leon) Finney, Margaret Faye (Hugh) Nelson, John Wayne (Debbie) Adams, Shirley (Lowell) Sands, Sue (Robert) Hall, Carol (Tom) O'Grady, Larry Jo (Penny) Adams and Pearl (Doug) Banks; two grandchildren; and his former spouse, Melinda Adams.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Betty; and his brothers, Junior and Jack Adams.

The visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the service at 8 p.m. Friday, July 22, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Interment will be private.

If desired, memorials may be made to the family.

For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063.
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