Harriett B. Adams

Born: Sun., Apr. 8, 1923
Died: Tue., Apr. 23, 2019


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 26, 2019
Location: Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Apr. 26, 2019
Location: Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center

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Mrs. Harriett B. Adams, of Indianapolis, passed away on the morning of Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in Indianapolis. She was 96. She was born April 8, 1923 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Frank R. and Mona (Griffith) Boyer.

Harriett graduated from McCaskey County High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and then earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science from Ohio Wesleyan University. She was a librarian at the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library for 23 years before retiring in 1988. She had attended the Southport United Methodist Church and was currently a member of Christ United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed singing in the choir at church and also enjoyed sewing as well as being an avid reader.

Harriett is survived by her sons, James (Donna) Adams and Charles Adams; her grandchildren, Melissa (Mike) Every and Lindsey Adams and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in passing by her husband, Robert J. Adams; a son Doug Adams and a brother, Robert Boyer.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center with calling from 1:00 pm until the hour service. Pastor Doug Shinkle will be officiating. Burial will follow to Greenwood Cemetery.

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John Hanley
   Posted Thu April 25, 2019
I remember Mrs. Adams from her work at Central Library when I worked there during high school. She was always a very nice, helpful and gracious lady. I offer my most sincere condolences.

William Gilkison MD
   Posted Thu April 25, 2019
I wish to express my sincerest sympathy at the passing of Harriett. She was a lovely lady and a real delight to serve. I am privileged to have been one of her physicians for many years. God bless her remaining family.

Mark Leggett
   Posted Sat April 27, 2019
Harriett was a fine lady. She was my assistant for several years in the Business, Science and Tech division of Central Library. She showed me the ropes, and I missed her greatly when she retired. Go well, friend.

Carol Sternecker
   Posted Sat April 27, 2019
Once when my daughters (now age 51 and 50) were kids they went to one of Harriet's story hours and came home with a jar of bugs Harriet had collected in her dewy yard that morning. Since I was working in cataloging, I asked why she gave out jars of bugs. Turned out my kids had stolen that jar she'd got up early to fill. They loved her story-telling skill.

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