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Paul Adams

May 11, 1943 — April 30, 2016

Paul R. Adams, 72, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at UnityPoint Methodist Hospital in Peoria.

Paul was born May 11, 1943 in Chillicothe to Glenn R. Adams and Mary E. Miller. He married Sharon L. Davis on October 12, 1973. She preceded him in death.

He was also preceded by his parents; one brother, David; and one nephew, Dustin.

Surviving are: one significant other, Martha Knowles of Chillicothe; five step-children, Pete Knowles and Deb Blake both of Wyoming, Tina (Cliff) Smith of Chillicothe, Chris Schmidt of West Jersey, and Arletta (Paul) Pack of Rock Falls; twelve step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one sister, Janet Hawley of New Boston.

Paul was retired from Caterpillar as a painter.

Paul loved Karaoke and the Cubs. His greatest passion was music and he even played guitar in a band. He also loved spending time with his family.

A funeral will be held for Paul at Noon on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Visitation will be held two hours prior at the funeral home. Burial will be in Chillicothe City Cemetery. Rev. David Utt will officiate.

Paul's online memorial may be viewed at


MAY 5. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
PO Box 294
Chillicothe, IL 61523

Funeral Ceremony

MAY 5. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
PO Box 294
Chillicothe, IL 61523

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