OBITUARY - JOAN MARIE (ROSS) ADAMS PRIEST
Joan Marie ADAMS PRIEST was born August 7, 1930 in Union county, Iowa to Ethel M. WERNER and Andrew N. ROSS.
She graduated from Arispe high school in 1948. Joan married Harold L. ADAMS on June 11, 1948.
She was a homemaker all of her life always making people welcome in her home. She also worked in home health care for
many years. Her hobbies included cooking, quilting and her two little dogs. Grandchildren were also a large part of her
Joan married Ralph PRIEST on April 16, 2000 and moved to McCook, Nebraska to start a new journey of her life. She looked
forward to new adventures with her new husband.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harold; parents, Ethel and Andrew ROSS; brother Carl ROSS; grandson Brent ADAMS;
and great-grandchildren, Timothy and Devon.
Joan is survived by her husband, Ralph PRIEST of Omaha, Nebraska; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Lilly ADAMS of
McAllen, Texas and Ron and Suzi ADAMS of Oakland, Iowa; daughter and son-in-law Janet and Jack DOTY of Omaha, Nebraska
and son Randy ADAMS of Arispe, Iowa; step-children David PRIEST of Denver, Colorado and Diane and Glen STREIN of Denver,
Colorado; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 3, 2001, at United Methodist Church in Arispe with Revernd Pam FARREN
officiating. Musicians were Bonnie RIEPE and Don WILSON. Casket bearers were Rick ADAMS, Rod ADAMS, Jerry WEIS, Joe ROSS,
Dean ADAMS and Bill ADAMS. Honorary pallbearers were Mike HANAGAN and Dean ROSS.
Joan was laid to rest in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Afton, Iowa.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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