October 17, 1924 - March 10, 2021
Dorothy Haley Adams went home to the Lord, March 10, 2021. She was born in Olmsted Falls on October 17, 1924 and returned there near the end of her life. She knew loss and heartbreak. She buried her parents, her only brother, her only sister, two husbands, a daughter, two sons-in-law, a granddaughter, a great grandson and most of her extended family and friends. She grew up during the depression and learned early on to re-use, re-cycle and to do without. Her stories of that time in her life were inspiring and taught her children to be thankful for what they had. She loved her family, her parents, Harry T. and Alta Stokes, her brother, Harry Jr. and sister, Laverne Stone, her husband of 43 years Howard K. Haley and their daughters, Susan (deceased), Beth (Jim) and Barb, and her grandchildren, Jenny (Mike), Kris (Becky), Karl (Michelle), Jamie, Peggie (deceased), Kevin, and her great-grandchildren, Emma, Jeremy, Ryan, David, Karli and Kate and her great-great grandsons, Connor (deceased) and Alex; her many nieces and nephews in Colorado and Ohio, whom she loved to hear from and follow the milestones in their lives, her second cousin Sharon and her second husband, Forest D. Adams, M.D., known to most everyone as “Doc” (deceased) and his family. She enjoyed many things: her career at Southwest General Hospital, her position as secretary to Dr. Henry Krueger, and then as office manager for the six OB/GYN physicians in the practice. She enjoyed Bridge, Pinochle, Skip Bo, Lawn Bowling, and Shuffle Board with family and friends. She was a patriotic American, a Daughter of the American Revolution, a long-time member of the VFW, Women’s Auxiliary. She was a civilian radar flight operator in Detroit, Michigan and a secure radio operator during World War II. She loved dogs, especially Boxers, although here most recent favorites were Bea, her grandson’s beautiful Golden Setter and Lily, a little Cavachon. She loved to be on the water, whether with Howard in Palm Bay, Florida on the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River or at Catawba on Lake Erie. Honoring her wishes, there will be no services. Her earthly journey spanned 96 years and 5 months filled with triumphs and tragedies. Our joy and consolation now is that she is home with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Dorothy Haley Adams went home to the Lord, March 10, 2021. She was born in Olmsted Falls on October 17, 1924 and returned there near the end of her life. She knew loss and heartbreak. She buried her parents, her only brother, her only sister,... View Obituary & Service Information
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