Ella Mae Adams

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Ella Mae Adams, age 82, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Colonial Manor in Elma, IA with her family by her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30AM on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating the mass. There will be a one hour visitation at the church prior to the funeral mass on Tuesday. If you are unable to attend the funeral mass in person, please join the family via Conway-Markham Funeral Home’s Facebook page. Burial will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Waterloo following the mass on Tuesday. Online condolences may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to St. Croix Hospice. Ella Mae was born April 10, 1939, the daughter of Clarence and Rita (Mishak) Zubrod in New Hampton, IA. She attended school in North Washington. On December 28, 1956, Ella Mae was united in marriage to Bill Adams at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington. The couple made their home in North Washington and later moved to New Hampton. Together, they welcome their three daughters, Deb, Cindy and Wendy. As her daughters grew, Ella Mae began her career at Sara Lee in Quality Control until her retirement. In her retirement, Ella Mae didn’t slow down. She found time to quilt, garden and bake. However, she and Bill spent a great deal of time cheering on and supporting their grandchildren. She also enjoyed puzzles, reading and a good game of Dominoes. Those left to cherish Ella Mae’s memory are her children, Deb (Roger) Mohring of New Hampton, Cindy (Robb) Kotz, also of New Hampton and Wendy (Steve) Vander Ecken of Knoxville, IA; her grandchildren, Luke (Jennifer) Kotz, Lindsey (Marshall) Phillips, Nicole (Neal) Miller; great-granddaughter, Melanie; her siblings, Phyllis Kvidera of Ames, IA, Loie (Francis) Carney of Des Moines; her sisters-in-law, Jean (Vern) Laures of New Hampton, Joan (Dave) Jacobson of Fredericksburg, IA, Pat Wilcox of New Hampton, and Diane (Dave) Baethke of Riceville, IA and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Bill.

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  1. Deb, Cindy, and Wendy and Family, sorry to here the loss of of your mother. She will be missed. Keep her memories close to your heart.

  2. Deb, Cindy, Wendy and family, Hugs and prayers to you all as you go through this difficult time. Keep her memories alive as you all continue to tell stories and reliving her life! Ella Mae fought the good fight after her health issues.

  3. I took communion to Ella and others when she lived at Homestead. She was a joy to visit with, specially about quilting. She borrowed one of my patterns. My sympathy to her family.

  4. Our sympathy to Ella Mae’s family! She was such a lovely lady and always enjoyed my visits with her at Sara Lee and since then. We loved talking wrestling and quilting.

  5. So sorry for your loss. Condolences to the entire Adams family. She was such a beautiful person inside and out.

  6. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ Conway-Markham Funeral Home – New Hampton

  7. Cindy and all ,our deepest sympathy and prayers at this time . Ella Mae touched so many lives and was loved.

  8. Cindy, Wendy and Deb so sorry for loss of your Mother. Loved talking quilting and playing cards with Bill and Ella. Hugs Sue Jensen

  9. It was always so fun visiting with Ella Mae. She always had a smile on her face and was so proud giving me updates on her grandkids. Her kind and sweet soul will be missed❤️

  10. May her memories console you today. She was a great lady to work with at Sara Lee. Our prayers to her family. Jeanne and David Roder

  11. Girls, many fond memories Rich would mention of being neighbors. Ella always had a smile to great you! Condolences! Rich and Denise Riley

  12. Our sympathy to all of Ella Mae’s family. We’ll always remember her friendliness and great smile whenever we saw her. So sorry for your loss.

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