Donald Allen Adams

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Donald Allen Adams, age 87, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, Jan. 14, at Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott. He was born Dec. 11, 1929, in Barton County, Mo., the son of Paul and Mary Brooks Adams. He graduated from Nevada High School with the class of 1948. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. He married Dorothy Ann Pulliam on Aug. 30, 1957, in Nevada. She preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 2008. They both worked together for more than 40 years as independent carpet layers in the area. Don enjoyed working with cattle on their farm. He was a member of the Garland Masonic Lodge and the Fort Scott Scottish Rite. He attended the Grace Baptist Tabernacle.

Survivors include his son Tim and wife, Andrea, Deerfield; three sisters, Joan Imel, Twin Falls, Ida., Elaine Shindler and husband, Ernest, Columbia, Mo., and Janice Almquist and husband, Gary, Nevada; one grandchild, Donald Adams; two step-grandchildren, Jenny and Aaron Emery; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, June Adams; and his parents.

Pastor Gary Almquist will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at