Mary Lou Adams
TERRE HAUTE - Mary Lou Adams, 88, of Terre Haute and formerly of Paris, Illinois, passed away October 31, 2019 in Meadows Manor East. Mary Lou was born October 3, 1931 in Paris, Illinois to Robert Clinton "R.C." Flanery and Helen S. Smith Flanery.
Mary Lou was a retired school teacher, teaching in Paris Community School #95, and taught kindergarten at St. Mary's Catholic Church School. She was a member of Farmersburg Presbyterian Church and the Flower Club while living in Georgia. She loved teaching and was gifted with children. She was a very talented seamstress, loved animals and was passionate about animal rescue. She was devoted to her children and grandchildren's hobbies and interests, especially sporting events and band.
She is survived on two daughters, Chris Clawson and her husband Kirby, and Donna Adams, both of Paris, Illinois. She is survived by two sons, Charles Adams and his wife Stacy, and William Adams and his husband Dave Rosen of Bloomington, Indiana. She is survived by grandchildren, Ryan, Adam, Brittany, Jessica, Betsy and Cody; and great-grandchildren.
Private services were held at an earlier date. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery in Edgar County, Illinois. The family suggests that contributions be made to Northern Lights Sled Dog Rescue. Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47804 was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at:
Published on November 6, 2019


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Jane McCarty
Nov 09, 2019
Mary Lou thank you for being a special part of my high school senior year as your teacher’s helper “I am Sam” books still bring back fond memories
Howard Ray M.D.
Nov 09, 2019
I am very sorry she's gone. She was a kind and gentle soul.
James (JR) Blanford
Nov 08, 2019
Mrs. Adams was my Kindergarten teacher while I was a student at St. Mary’s Catholic School. My sincere condolences to her friends and family.
Jamie Englum Kelly
Nov 07, 2019
Mrs. Adams was my Kindergarten teacher at Vance Elementary school in Paris, IL. She also taught my sisters, Jill, and Jessica. We all adored her kind and loving spirit but especially performing in the Kindergarten Circus! Her passion for educating young children will always remain with me, as I teach Elementary students today. She had a remarkable smile that made an impression on me daily.
Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.