79, of Rolla

Carol Lee Adams of Rolla, Missouri was born July 19, 1933 in Freehold, New Jersey to the late Grover and Vivian Givens, and entered into rest January 10, 2013 in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 79.

She graduated from Freehold High School in 1951 and Jersey City Hospital School of Nursing in 1954.

Carol worked at Rolla Vo-Tech for 20 years and went on to work for Meramec Homehealth, PCRMC Home Health and PCRMC Education Department.

She enjoyed quilting, knitting and crafts and loved yard sales and shopping. Spending time with her family and grandchildren was her favorite activity.

Survivors include her companion Jim Tallent of Rolla; sons Mont Adams & wife Pat of Doolittle, MO and Mitch Adams & wife Susan of Westmoreland, KS; daughter Mona Hawks & husband Mickey of Rolla; grandchildren Shelby, Shane, Emma, Libby and Caroline Adams; sister-in-law Linda Givens and brother-in-law Calvin Adams; along with many nieces, nephews extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Curtis Adams and niece Vickie Givens in addition to her parents.

A memorial service for Carol Lee Adams will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 4 PM at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, January 13 from 2 to 4 PM at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Interment will be at Adams Cemetery in Rolla, Missouri at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to the Phelps Regional Hospice or the Adams Cemetery. Cards are available at all James & Gahr locations.

Arrangements are under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla.

Online condolences may be left by visiting www.jamesgahrmortuary.com.