Carl Valentine Adams

Updated: 17 August 2009

Obituary (probably from the Marcellus News)

Carl V. Adams, age 91, of the Upjohn Nursing Home, 2400 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, and formerly of Rt. 1, Schoolcraft passed away Wednesday morning, October 25, 1989 after a long illness.

Mr. Adams was born February 14, 1898 in Porter Township, Van Buren County, the son of Archie L. and Lillie (Douglas) Adams. He was married on March 12, 1923 to Helen M. Manning, in Paw Paw, who preceded him in death on June 12, 1973.

Mr. Adams was formerly a farmer in Porter Township up until 1975 when he moved the the Upjohn Nursing Home in Kalamazoo.

Survivors include 1 daughter, Mrs. Phillip (June) Powell of Kalamazoo; 1 son, Gerald L. Adams (Marilyn) of Florida; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Mrs. Clara Price of Kalamazoo; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 28th in the Marcellus Cemetery with Pastor Kennith I. Kline of the Marcellus and Wakelee United Methodist Churches officiating. Family members received friends on Friday afternoon and evening at the Romig Funeral Home in Marcellus.

Memorials may be directed to the Upjohn Nursing Home in Kalamazoo.

Additional information from prayer card:

Pallbearers: Gerald Adams, Douglas Adams, Jeffery Adams, Timothy Graham, Danny Graham, Gregory Powell.


Carl Valentine Adams (14 Feb 1898 - 25 Oct 1989) married Helen Mae Manning (27 Jan 1905 - 12 Jun 1973) on 12 March 1923 in Paw Paw, Van Buren, MI. They had two children:

  1. Leatrice June Adams married Phillip John Powell
  2. Gerald L. Adams married Irene Krieger (27 Sep 1932 - 16 Dec 1963) on 11 May 1951 in Evanston, IL. She is buried in Bly Cemetery, Marcellus, Cass, MI. Irene was the daughter of Frank & Lilian (Poulson) Krieger.