LIBERAL-Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Konantz Warden Funeral Home in Lamar for David Frank Adams, 90, formerly of Liberal, who died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar. Masonic rites will be conducted. Burial will follow at Worsley Cemetery in Bronaugh.
Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Liberal, Worsley Cemetery or Liberal Senior Center, in care of the funeral home.
The obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.konantzwarden.com.
Survivors include 10 nieces, Vera Joan Immel, Mary Elaine Shindler, Janice Kay Almquist, Elizabeth Ann Bigler, Karmin Jean McCrory, Lois Dianne Richardson, Barbara Jean Pierce, Sharon Kay Schaeffer, Viola Mae Wilson and Rama Faye Hart; 14 nephews, Donald Allen Adams, Charles Lewis Adams, Leoanrd Ray Adams, Jack Lee Adams, Harold Alvin Twigg, Frank Adams Twigg, Hubert Lee Adams, Paul Leroy Adams, Joe Eugene Adams, Donald Dean Adams, Melvin Keith Campbell, Larry Lee Whiteside, James Alan Whiteside and Terry Lynn Whiteside; a sister-in-law, Luetta Whiteside and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patty Sue, who was killed in an automobile accident on Dec. 4, 1961; four brothers, Paul Ziegler Adams and wife Mary Genevieve, Gilbert Orval Adams and wife Erma Eileen, Lewis Bourassa Adams and wife Marie Juanita and Clarence Kermit Adams and wife Viola Lea; three sisters, Alice Veva Twigg and husband John Wayne, Mary Elois Adams and Violet Pearl Campbell and husband Melvin George; two nieces, Wanda June Adams and Allois Mary Twigg Potter; a nephew, John Wayne Twigg, Jr., and a brother-in-law, Adhn Lee Whiteside.
Mr. Adams was born Feb. 1, 1923, at Liberal, to Timothy Keller and Flora D. (Ziegler) Adams. He grew up in the rural Liberal and Bronaugh areas and was a 1940 graduate of Bronaugh High School.
From his maternal side he was of American Indian heritage and was a tribal member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Shawnee, Okla. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 as a radarman and mail clerk about the Navy ship LST 244. His ship was involved in the invasions of the Philippines, Leyte Island and Okinawa.
After returning from the service he worked as a farmer, carpenter, truck driver and school bus driver in the Bronaugh area. In 1961 he and his wife purchased the Liberal lumberyard. They sold the lumberyard in 1988 and retired.
He was active in community affairs, having served on the Liberal City Council for several years and as mayor for two years. He was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Liberal, and was a member of the VFW, Masonic Lodge, Shrine, Lions Club and senior center.
He married Norma Elizabeth Whiteside on Dec. 16, 1946, at Fort Scott, Kan. She died July 8, 2001.