Isabelle T. Adams - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Isabelle T. Adams

October 23, 1939 - August 27, 2017

Isabelle T. Adams, age 77, of Newark, DE, passed away at home on Sunday, August 27, 2017, after a long battle with multiple myeloma.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Isabelle graduated from St. Maria Goretti High School in Philadelphia. She worked in the accounting departments of USA Training Academy, Brite-Lite and the Box Outlet, until she retired in 2006.

Isabelle always put everyone else’s needs before her own and dedicated her life to taking care of her loved ones. She enjoyed going on cruises and slow dancing with the love of her life Cal, who predeceased her in 2013. She also enjoyed playing the slots, listening to music of all kinds, attending concerts to hear Doo Wop performers and her all-time favorite singer”Bobby Vinton, and discussing current events, especially politics.

For many years, Isabelle was a league bowler and an active volunteer at Holy Angels School and Holy Family Parish.

Isabelle was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Calvert H. Adams, Sr.; her sister, Patricia (John) Pyle and her grandson, Robert E. Norman, Jr. She is survived by her children Cathy (Mark) Kleinschmidt; Calvert Adams, Jr.; and Kelly Stevenson; granddaughters, Krista (Arlan) Madison; Jessica Norman; and Carly Adams; great granddaughters, Hailey and Peyton; brothers, Thomas (Gabriel) McKernan and John (Regina) McKernan; daughter-in-law, Susan Adams; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Isabelle was looking forward to welcoming her new great grandson in November.

Services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, at LLS Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.


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7 Condolences for Isabelle T. Adams

  • It give me great sadness that you are no longer with us in the physical world, but will always be in our hearts where we will carry you everyday. Isabelle was a truly loving person whose family and friends meant everything to her. There was nothing she wouldn’t give of herself to help someone in need.

    We will miss you terribly, but know you are at peace again in the arms of your loving husband. We thank you for making our lives better by having you in them.

    Love you forever,

    Susan & Carly

  • Words can’t express just how sorry we are for the loss of Isabelle. Isabelle was such a kind , caring , loving , compassionate person . We were blessed to call her our friend . Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family . Sincerely : Carolyn , Scott & Brady Hrivnak

  • Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of such a beautiful woman. Mrs. Adams was a beloved friend to my mother-in-law Lou and a special friend to our entire family. Our family is keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you peace, Donna West

  • My deepest condolences to the Adams family and friends for the loss of your dear love one Isabelle. Please look forward to seeing God’s wonderful promise fulfilled for the loved ones we have lost in death it will give you hope and comfort in this difficult time John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:3-5.

  • Isabelle and Cal were great neighbors. We all spend many holiday picnics at each others homes.
    We missed them when they moved.

    We were saddened to learn of Isabelle’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the
    all of the family members.

    Dick and Leanne Stell

  • Isabelle welcomed Dennis and I into the family from the beginning and we are so grateful for all she did by that selfless thoughtfulness! She had opened her heart to all she came in contact with kindness and love, that was self evident. Thank you Isabelle for being such a wonderful part of our lives even for the short time in life it has been! You will be missed by all who have had the pleasure of being a part of your life! God Be With You !
    With Love and Heart Felt Sorrow,
    Judy and Dennis

  • Sorry to hear of the passing of Isabelle, our thoughts are with the family.