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Edna C. Adamski

Edna C. Adamski, 92, Woodstock, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the JourneyCare Hospice Inpatient Unit, Woodstock.

She was born on July 29, 1921, to Richard and Elizabeth Nelson, in O’Fallon. 

On June 29, 1957, she married Joseph R. Adamski in Melrose Park. 

She worked at the Republic Drill and Tool Company, which was converted into a war plant during Word War II. In 1942, the plant earned a U.S. Army-Navy “E” Award, and Edna and her co-workers received pins for their excellence in production of war equipment. In addition, Edna was named Miss Personality of the war plants and received special recognition by the U.S. Army-Navy. She was always proud to have received such a distinct honor for her support of the war effort.

In her youth, she enjoyed playing ball and bowling. She had a knack for fixing things. She enjoyed repairing and refinishing furniture as well as refurbishing pianos. She also had an affinity for sewing and other crafts. She moved to Woodstock with her husband in 1973 and together they made many wonderful friends. She volunteered at the hospital in Woodstock for many years because she enjoyed being able to give something back to her community. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include many loving nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as  many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Nov. 1, 1986.

A memorial gathering and service were held March 15 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home.

Memorials can be made to JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.

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