Norma Adams, 94

Norma Gertrude Adams, age 94 of Mendon, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at the Birch Adult Care Home in Leonidas following a long illness. She was born in Coleman, MI on Nov. 27, 1925 the daughter of Alfred and Gertrude (Ettinger) Boyce. She graduated from Coleman High School with the class of 1943. She worked at the Coleman Tribune and the Midland Daily News doing linotype and presswork. Norma was married to Charles “Chuck” Adams on Aug. 28, 1954 in Three Rivers, and she has resided in Mendon since their marriage.

Norma was employed at the Mendon Globe Leader, the Mendon Company; the Sturgis Journal for 18 years; and at the printing department at Western Michigan University for 23 years, retiring in 1991. She attended Trinity Episcopal Church in Three Rivers. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 154, served on the Fraternal Sunshine Committee, Bupp-Arnold Grand Family 2000-01.

Norma is survived by two brothers, Donald Boyce of Three Rivers and Dale Boyce of Alma; step-brother, David Wolford of Kentwood; several step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother, Elsy Boyce; sister, Dorothy Batten; brothers, Edward, Lawrence, and Clayton Boyce; her husband, Chuck Adams; and step-son, Richard Adams.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation has been conducted. A service of remembrance will be held later in the Spring of 2020. Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of one’s choice. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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