Ellen Margaret Adams, age 75, of Johnsburg, died Monday, March 2, 2009 at Alden Terrace of McHenry.
She was born August 12, 1933 in Johnsburg to William C. and Elizabeth (Thiel) Adams.
A resident of Johnsburg her whole life, Ellen attended Grade School at St. John’s Catholic School and graduated from McHenry High School. Ellen’s great great grandfather, Nicholas Adams, was one of the first German ancestors to arrive and settle in Johnsburg in 1841.
Ellen worked in the family business, known as Adams Grove, as a landscaper. She loved working outside in the gardens and doing yard work. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Johnsburg. She will be greatly missed by her relatives, neighbors and friends.
She is survived by a sister Frances Adams of McHenry; and dear friends, Carole (Dick) Matthews of Johnsburg, Jane Mann of Johnsburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Edward C. Adams.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2009 at St. John the Baptist Church, 2302 W. Church Street, Johnsburg, IL. 60051.
Inurnment will be in St. John The Baptist Cemetery, Johnsburg.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, memorials to F.I.S.H., P.O. Box 282, McHenry, IL 60050 or Masses in her name would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory. Friends may send an on-line condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400.