Mildred Ann Adams, 73, of Beatrice died Saturday morning, May 19, 2018 at a Lincoln hospital. She was born on November 29, 1944 at Beatrice and graduated from Beatrice High School. She married Leslie F. Adams on January 6, 1963 at St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice. She worked for nearly 30 years at the Beatrice State Developmental Center as a teacher’s aide and in housekeeping. She also did babysitting for eleven years. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice where she taught Sunday School. She enjoyed going to garage sales, collecting snowmen, bowling, doing embroidery work, scrapbooking, playing cards, and attending her grandchildren’s activities.
Survivors include her husband, Leslie of Beatrice; one son, Leslie Adams, Jr. and wife Tammy of Cortland; three daughters, Sherri Stephens and husband Patrick, Lynette Feldhausen and husband Marvin, Jr., and Jody Long and husband Derrick all of Beatrice; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; brother, Herman Waltke and wife Caroline of Beatrice; sisters, Annie Parde, Eleanor Schuster, and Arlene Thornburg and husband Vern all of Beatrice; sister-in-law, Lila Bottolfsen and husband Jim of Wilber; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Helen Ottersberg Waltke; brother, Robert Waltke; brothers-in-law, Edward Parde and Edwin Schuster; sister-in-law, Doris Skinner and husband Larry.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice with Pastor Greg Gabriel and Pastor Leah Lawson officiating. Burial will be at the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. on Thursday in the chapel of the church. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Wayne and Shirley Waltke in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home from 8:00 A.M. Tuesday until 9:00 P.M. Wednesday and then one hour preceding the service at the church on Thursday. www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice is in charge of the arrangements.