Leona Fern Kittle, 100, of 1318 Springdale South, formerly of Colorado Springs, Colo., died on Wednesday (July 17, 2013) in the North Adams Home, Mendon.
She was born April 24, 1913, in Ursa, a daughter of Homer and Mamie Exon Bittleston. She married Loyd Adee in Bowling Green, Mo., in 1935. He preceded her in death. She later married Ralph Kittle. He died Sept. 2, 1994.
Fern's family migrated to Missouri in the early 1900s and settled at Hester. She attended grade school in Maywood, Mo., and graduated from Canton (Mo.) High School.
Fern worked as a secretary to the Department of the Interior in Washington and retired in California, working for the Naval Department in El Toro. She recently returned to Quincy to live with her brother, George (Margie) Elliott.
She was active in the Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary 408. Fern was an avid reader and loved spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by one brother, George (Margie) Elliott of Quincy; one daughter-in-law, Rosemary Adee; grandchildren, Sheila M.(Adee) McGrath and Frank J. Adee; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Rose McGrath, Nice Adee and Nicolas Adee; a nephew, George (Denna) Elliott; and nieces, Brenda (Kevin) Vandament and Debra S. Howe, all of Quincy.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert W. Adee; and two stepchildren, Billy Ray Jansen and Ron Kittle.
SERVICES: A memorial service for friends and family will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday (July 28, 2013) in the Vermont Street United Methodist Church, 818 Vermont St. Interment will be in the New Providence Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: Illinois Veterans Home Activities Fund or to the donor's choice.
ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.