Vera H. (Blake) Adams, 93, Stacyville

Funeral Announcement

Vera H. (Blake) Adams, age 93, of Stacyville, died Thursday, September 22, 2016, at the Stacyville Community Nursing Home in Stacyville.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at Visitation Catholic Church in Stacyville with Father Raymond Burkle officiating. Burial will be at Visitation Catholic Cemetery in Stacyville. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at Visitation Catholic Church in Stacyville with a rosary at 5:15 p.m.

Vera was born January 27, 1923, at Osage, Iowa, the daughter of Carl and Mary (Durben) Blake. She attended Sacred Heart School at Meyer, Iowa. On April 30, 1946, Vera married Willard “Jim” Adams at Sacred Heart Church at Meyer. Vera was a homemaker and also worked at Pitzen Brothers Produce and Visitation School Cafeteria, both in Stacyville. She was a member of Visitation Catholic Church and was a past member of the Stacyville American Legion Auxiliary. Vera enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Vera is survived by her children, Richard (Sandie) Adams of Stacyville, and Sandii Duffy of Cedar Rapids;

grandchildren, Tasha (Jeremy) Bechen, Dustin (Tina) Adams, Matt (Amanda) Adams, and Shaene (Miranda) Duffy; eight great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Sylvia Mayer and Anita Adams, both of Stacyville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Willard “Jim” Adams; brothers, Eugene Blake and Othmar Blake; numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

Information available and condolences accepted at

Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home 641-732-3706.