Roxanna Arvilla Bent Adams

Updated: 26 May 2008

Chester was 31 at the time of his marriage and was a farmer in Porter Township. Roxanna was 23 and a dressmaker in Marcellus. Parents are F.M. Bent and Ella M. Wood. Rev. W.R. Sink, Elder of M.P. Church and Witness F.M. Bent and Ella M. Bent.


Roxanna A. Adams, age 86, died Sunday evening at 11 PM in the Lee Memorial Hospital, Dowagiac, following 1 1/2 to 3 months illness. She was born July 12, 1876 in Marcellus Township, Cass County, daughter of Frederick and Ellen (Wood) Bent. On March 7, 1900 she married Chester H. Adams, who preceded her in death in 1953. They made their home in the Harmony Chapel Community for 52 years. Since her husband's death she made her home with her daughter at 924 Par Four Road, Kalamazoo. Mrs. Adams was a member of the Harmony Chapel Methodist church and Ladies Aid and the Fish Lake Arbor of Gleaners. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Francis (Dorothy) Morse, Kalamazoo; two sons, Dr. Uriah M. Adams and Leslie B. Adams of Jenison, Michigan; one sister Mrs. Margaret B. Pagels of Batavia, New York; nine grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Three brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Romig Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 PM with Rev. Henry Houseman of Decatur officiating. Burial in Marcellus cemetery.