Mildred Adams, 85

Published 10:09pm Thursday, October 11, 2012

Mildred Adams, 85
Born: April 20, 1927
Died: Oct. 9, 2012

Mildred (Millie Knezevich) Adams, 85, of Niles, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Lakeland Hospital, Niles.

Millie was born April 20, 1927, in South Bend to Mary Frances (Frucci) Knezevich and Dane Knezevich; both preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, Kermit Adams; brother,

Mike Knezevich; godchild, Jeffery Barker; and brother-in-law, Damon Adams.

Surviving are two sisters, Helen Matthews of Burbank, Ill., and Anita “Toots” Schindler, of South Bend; sister-in-law, Maria Knezevich; many nieces and nephews; and the family of Kermit Adams, sisters, Olive Line, Barbara (John) Rodebush; brother-in-law, Bill Lingfelt; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews; godchildren, Dennis Barker and family of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Sheryl and Casey Porter of Alberta, Canada.

Millie was a devoted member of Sts. Peter & Paul Serbian Orthodox Church and a member of Carica Milica Circle of Serbian Sisters and the Aleksa Shantich Choir. She loved to garden, cook and bake, especially pies and banana bread.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in Sts. Peter & Paul Serbian Orthodox Church. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Zahoran Funeral Home, 1826 Kemble Ave., where a prayer service will be recited at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Peter & Paul Serbian Orthodox Church, 59250 Keria Trail, South Bend, IN 46614.

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