William O. “Bill” Adams of McPherson, died Dec. 4, 2017, at Pleasant View Home, Inman at the age 74. Born on July 14, 1943 in Fort Worth, TX, Bill and his family moved to Kansas in 1958. He graduated from Geneseo High School with the class of 1962. In 1963, Bill and Carolyn Johnson were married. They later divorced.
Throughout his life, Bill lived and worked in several central Kansas communities, most recently McPherson, retiring from Hutchinson Correctional Facility in 2005. Bill was a great music and poetry wordsmith, and in his own words an “okay” guitar player. He was also an avid fisherman.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Richard and Reta Adams; his sister, Jane Montgomery; and his infant daughter, Marilyn. He is survived by his daughter Debra (David) Gillespie, Easton, Ks; his three sisters: Jean Callender, McPherson; Joanne (Forest) Johnston, Geneseo; and Janice Stewart, McPherson; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and nine nieces and nephews.
Funeral mass will be 10:00 am Saturday, December 16th, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in South Hutchinson, with Father Ned Blick officiating. The family invites everyone to gather immediately following the service at Anchor Inn Restaurant in Hutchinson for a self-pay meal. Bring your stories, pictures and mementos of Bill to share as we celebrate his life.
Inurnment will take place at a later time in the family plot in Geneseo, Ks. Memorial contributions may be given to the McPherson County Food Bank in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, Kansas 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of William O. Adams please visit our Sympathy Store.