Mrs. Kathy Adams

  • Born: March 9, 1953
  • Died: July 27, 2021
  • Location: Dexter, Kentucky

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Kathy by adding your memories and photos.

Mrs. Kathy Adams, age 68, of Dexter, Kentucky, died on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at the TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mrs. Adams was born on March 9, 1953, in Benton, Kentucky to the late Johnny and Wanda (Jones) Keeling. Mrs. Adams retired from Sportable Scoreboards in Murray, Kentucky and she was a member of the Palestine United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Ann Keeling.

Mrs. Adams is survived by her husband, Frankie Adams, of Dexter, Kentucky, to whom she married on June 14, 1980, at the Palestine United Methodist Church; two daughters, Ashley Adams of Murray, Kentucky and Amanda Adams of Dexter, Kentucky; one sister, Sharon Gossum and husband David of Benton, Kentucky; one brother, Johnny Keith Keeling and fiancé Pam McClain of Benton, Kentucky; one brother-in-law, Donnie Adams of Dexter, Kentucky; two sisters-in-law, Marion Mattingly and husband Joe of Trenton, Kentucky and Sharion Meloan and husband Ross of Murray, Kentucky; as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Rev. David Allbritten, Rev. Richard Burkeen and Rev. Robert McKinney will officiate with burial to follow in the Palestine Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 9:00 Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Kentucky/West Virginia Chapter, 1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 108, Louisville, KY 40218 or to the American Stroke Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692.

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Condolence & Memory Journal


To the family of Kathy, sending my deepest condolences to all of you. Especially to her sister, Sharon, and her brother Keith, who I went to school with all three at Benton, and at our home Church, New Zion Baptist Church on Wadesboro Road outside of Benton. May Our Lord Jesus continue to fill the emptiness in each and every immediate family member. RIP Kathy

Posted by Kerry Darnall - Paducah Kentucky, KY - Friend   August 03, 2021

I worked with Kathy at Sportable. She was such a sweet person and a hard worker. She loved her family. I will miss running into her at Walmart and catching up on life with her. A fine, fine lady.

Posted by Debra Paschall - Kirksey, KY - Friend   August 02, 2021

What a BLESSING it being your nephew Aunt Kathy. The live you had for each and every one of us was no less than that of Granny&Pa(Mr & Mrs. Johnny and Wanda Keeling) We all will miss you dearly and immensly. May your legacy be carried on thru Ashley,Amanda and Frankie. Until we meet again. I love you... JJ

Posted by John(JJ) Gossum - Sikeston, MO - Family   July 31, 2021

I am so grateful for the adventures filled with love and laughter that you,Sharon and I have enjoyed over the years! It was so much fun to spend the night together! We never minded sleeping three in a full size bed, even as teenagers! We played dolls, built playhouses, created make-believe apartments out of barn stalls, and shared boy-crushes!

We spent many Sunday afternoons driving around the city dump practicing for our driver’s license tests!

Once we got those licenses, it was the routine for us to drive to Paducah to shop, always stopping by Bob’s for a Fiesta Burger and fries!

Truth be known, we never stoppedv being those young girls when we were together! Ashley and Amanda can verify that fact having been a part of our infamous Girls Night Out!

I will miss you, but I will never forget the sound of your laughter or that dry sense of humor. I will think of you whenever I see a Corvette or drive by the Corvette Museum! I will be comforted by the knowledge that I will see you again.

I have been incredibly blessed being your aunt.

Posted by Neeta Keeling Hale - Calvert City, KY - Family   July 30, 2021

Thank God for memories of Kathy. We will not be able to see her again on earth, but we only have to recall the good times. The biggest act of kindness Kathy ever did for me was to go with a very excited sixteen year old to get his driver's license. It was 3:00 pm on a Friday and I had just got home from a FFA trip. It was also the first day I was eligible to test. Everyone that might go with me was unavailable. I called Kathy and she said she would go! I passed but barely! A soft spoken but good person. I lost a great cousin but Heaven has gained an Angel!

Posted by Bob Freeman - Gilbertsville, KY - Family   July 29, 2021

Frankie and family, I am so sorry! Thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Fran Garrison - Murray, KY   July 29, 2021

On behalf of myself, my family, and all of Goshen UMC we send our heartfelt condolences. So much love and prayers for Amanda, Ashley, and all the family and loved ones of Mrs. Kathy. We are here if you need us and are holding you in our prayers.

Posted by Pastor April Arnold - Puryear, TN - Friend   July 29, 2021

"A great friend is something to be cherished, whether they remain by my side in this life or wait for me in the next." She will be greatly missed. Awesome friend/co-worker (Sportable Scoreboards) - Great memories!

Posted by Tia Priddy - Bowling Green, KY - coworker   July 29, 2021

May time & grief pass swiftly. May memories last forever. Lots of Sportable memories with Kathy.

Posted by Tassie Pace Gossum - Benton, KY - Coworker   July 28, 2021

Blessed Assurance Jesus is mine! Oh, what a foretaste of Glory Divine. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Say hello to Mama, Daddy, and Margaret Ann. It's not good-bye; it's I'll see you later. But I certainly will miss you horribly my precious sister, friend, confidant, and partner in shenanigans.

Posted by Sharon Gossum - Benton, KY - Family   July 28, 2021

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