OREGON – Richard H. Adams of Oregon died early Wednesday, May 14, 2014, after a stroke.
He was born Aug. 30, 1928, to Lois (Negley) and Harry Adams. He was raised in Normal, where he graduated from high school. In 1948, he married Betty Jean Petefish of Jacksonville. He graduated from Normal State University with a degree in industrial arts. Richard enlisted in the Army during the Korean War and served in Tokyo as the manager of the craft shop on base. He and Betty lived in Tokyo for more than 1 year.
He began his career teaching graphic arts and practicing his printing craft at a weekly newspaper. For 7 years he owned Adams Print Shop in Minot, North Dakota. In 1964, he moved to Oregon to work at Kable Printing Co. in Mount Morris for 14 years. From 1978 to 1993, he served the farming community as the joint owner of K&M Feed Store in Oregon.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Betty of Oregon; his sister, Donna (Allan) Allers of Boise, Idaho; his children, Martha (Tim) Bohrer of Chicago, Linda (Charlie) Adams of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, and Jeffrey (Kathy) Adams of Oregon; and five grandchildren, Anna Bohrer of Chicago, Greg (Tova) Bohrer of Minneapolis, Karl Schleevogt of Appleton, Wisconsin, Michelle Schleevogt of Chicago, and Jacob Adams of Oregon.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Oregon United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oregon United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Barbara Good officiating. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Community Art Legacy in Oregon.