Helen K. Adams
Mrs. Helen K. Adams, known fondly as Tinky, age 93, of Newark, DE, formerly an 84-year resident of Terre Hill, PA, died on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, at her home.
Mrs. Adams was born in Mohnton, PA, on September 24, 1917, daughter of the late Morris E. Kern and Earnestine Weaver. A talented homemaker throughout her life, she was very active in the Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church in Terre Hill, where she served for many years as superintendent of the Sunday School. She was also a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star and, after moving to Delaware, joined the Newark Senior Center. In earlier years, Mrs. Adams greatly enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, and she continued playing bridge with friends and planting a beautiful garden around her home throughout her life.
Known by family and friends for her compassionate and engaging manner, Mrs. Adams had the rare gift of being able to talk to anyone at any time and putting that person at ease. Her kindness was reflected in the warmth of her smile and the ever-present twinkle in her eye. Her natural exuberance and her charming manner were so appealing that, in 1962, she was picked to be a contestant on televisions The Price is Right, where she was a multi-day winner.
Her beloved husband, Frederick S. Adams, Jr., died in 1998. She is survived by her sister, Shirley J. McCahan of Marlton, NJ; nephews, The Honorable John A. Parkins and Thomas W. Parkins, both of Newark, DE; and nieces, Cheryl B. McCahan of Marlton, NJ, and Vivian Hertzler of New Holland, PA.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, 110 E. Main Street, Terre Hill, PA, 17581, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in Terre Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Adams may be made to Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church at the address above.
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