Tamaras Kay ‘Tammy’ Adams
Tamaras Kay “Tammy” Adams, 65, of Jonesboro, died at 7:27 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau.
She was born on Sept. 21, 1951, in Anna, the daughter of Thomas E. and Mabel C. Rion Adams.
She is survived by her sister, Merrilee Young of Anna; a brother, Kenny (Frances) Baker of Oak Ridge, Mo.; five nieces, Cathy Shaye Young, Susan Young-Ederle, Martina Young-Montney, Lori Petot and Krista Baker-Carey; nieces and nephews; many cousins; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother-in-law, Paul R. Young.
She grew up in Anna and spent much of her youth at the Southern Barbeque Restaurant, which was owned by her parents. She graduated from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in 1969, later she received a technical degree and worked for Allied Chemicals and Petter as a computer input specialist. She owned her own restaurant/snack bar in Paducah for several years. She then worked at Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna as a unit secretary until her retirement.
In her spare time, she honed her skills as a golfer and bowler. During the 1970s and 1980s she competed in both sports on the semi-professional level. She was very active with the Illinois Democratic Party and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a life-long lover of animals, caring for her dogs and cats.
Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Adams will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Anna City Cemetery, with the Rev. Joe Aldridge officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery.
Her love of animals, led her to adopt many of her pets from PAWS.
Memorials can be made to PAWS.
To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.