Shirlene Adams

December 18, 1937 - June 30, 2019

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Friday, July 5, 2019 1:00 PM Vernon Funeral Home


Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home

Shirlene (Tabern) Adams, 81, a lifelong resident of Urbana, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 30, 2019 in her home.
She was born on December 18, 1937 in Urbana to Bert, Sr. and Harriett Arletha (Brown) Tabern. She graduated from Urbana High School in 1955. She worked for many years at Dracket until she retired. She was also an active member of the Urbana Champaign County Senior Center.
Shirlene's family was her pride and joy. She loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her favorite thing to do was go camping with the love of her life, Nolan, and her family. She also enjoyed watching many sports and loved the Ohio State Buckeyes.
She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Dianne Adams, and Brenda Sue Adams-Minnifield; son, Nolan Eugene Adams Jr.; grandchildren, Gwen (Ryan) Adams-Cohn, Tony (Corie) Locke, Chelsea Minnifield (Austin Alford), and Cullen Minnifield; great grandchildren, Brendyn, Aniya, and Emerson; sisters, Brenda C. (Oliver) Wilson-Weaver, Peggy D. Chalendar; special son and daughter, Lonnie & Carrie Givens; sister-in-law, Idella Adams; brother-in-law, Marty Porter; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Nolan Adams, Sr.; son, Brian Adams; and great grandchildren, Lillian and Quinton; brother, Bert Tabern, Jr.; and sister, Sandra Porter.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 11 - 1pm on Friday, July 5, 2019 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm in the funeral home with Rev. Carl Vactor officiating.
Burial will follow in OakDale Cemetery.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com


Jean Hurst - Jul 10, 2019
Sincere condolences to the family We were friends in high school. She was always friendly and always knew me in later years. Prayers for the family.
Kim Hilliard - Jul 9, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. I didn't know her personally, but she raised awesome children. Therefore she had to be a wonderful woman. Love and prayers to the family.
Someone who cares - Jul 8, 2019
“And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4 My sincere condolences to the Adams family and those who knew and loved Shirlene as you mourn her passing. The Bible promises at Acts 24:15 and John 5:28,29 of a resurrection, which is a sure hope of being reunited with our dead loved ones. For more information visit jw.org and click on Bible teachings. Then type: Can the dead really live again in the search area. Wishing you peace and comfort now and in the days to come.
- Jul 6, 2019
My condolences to all the family. I know that it is a very dark time when someone so loved and close has passed, but GOD will see you through. No one is truly gone as long as we keep them in our minds and hearts. May GOD give us the strength to continue on.
Celesta Dunn - Jul 4, 2019
Deepest sympathies to the Tabern & Adams families as you mourn the passing of Shirlene. May she rest in heaven. 🕊
Angie - Jul 2, 2019
My condolences to the family. You are in my prayers. She was such a beautiful human being inside and out. Love you Brenda Sue

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