CENTERBURG — Lou Ann Adams, 60, of Centerburg, died Monday, March 5, 2018, at The James Cancer Hospital in Columbus due to complications from Lymphoma Cancer first diagnosed in November 2017.

She was born Sept. 16, 1957, in Columbus, the youngest daughter of the late Lewis and Esther (Bricker) Chattos and has been a member of the Centerburg community her entire life. She established a strong work ethic at an early age, while working on the family’s farm.

Lou Ann was a graduate of Centerburg High School in 1975 and worked as a call center specialist for Aetna Insurance for over 20 years.

Not long after high school graduation, she married William “Bill” Adams on Sept. 27, 1975, in Mount Vernon. They were married for 31 years, until his passing in 2006.

Gardening was Bill’s passion and she joined him on many of his projects. Her flower beds were always colorful, elaborate and brightened up their home.

Lou Ann was extremely giving and always helping others in any way she could without hesitation. She enjoyed spending time with her family and rarely missed an event in their lives.

Lou Ann’s passions were: baking, butterflies and crafting. She was an exceptional baker and was well-known for her delicious cakes and cupcakes. She and her sister even made cupcakes for the nurses and doctors where she was being treated. In addition to home crafting projects, a special event for her was the annual Artiscape weekend, where she attended classes for over a decade and loved making new friends.

She will be missed by her children Charee (Jim Purdie) Adams of New Albany, Eric (Lisa) Adams of Mt. Vernon, Ryan (Jill) Adams of Centerburg and Amber Adams of Centerburg; two grandchildren, Colton (Alissa) and Logan Adams; sisters Sharon (Mike) Shuff of Centerburg and Bernie (Scott) Drake of Westerville; nieces, Nicole Kennedy and Jaime Waters; and great- niece and nephew Hayden and Scarlett Waters.

Friends may call on the family Thursday, March 8, from 5-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, OH 43074. Funeral services will be held there on Friday at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Eastview Cemetery in Centerburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Lou Ann’s family. Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at


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