Lora Mae (Walde) Adams was born on October 27, 1924, in Logan, Iowa to Albert and Olla (Hansen)Walde, the third of six children. The family moved to Woodbine when Lora was four years old. She graduated from Woodbine High School, where she was active in sports and music. After graduation she worked for Mutual Benefit Insurance. On February 14, 1943, she married Othel Lewis Adams. The couple moved to Omaha in 1950. She worked at North Side Bank for twenty-seven years, retiring in 1987.
Lorie was a cherished member of the RLDS Church now the Community of Christ Church. She enjoyed her church work, her family, and especially her grandchildren. In 1999, she bought a computer to keep her mind active. She was an avid reader, especially enjoyed a good mystery. She found time to mother about 30 other children from two weeks to 2 years.
Lorie died on Monday, July 8, 2019, at Brookstone Acres in Columbus, Nebraska, at the age of 94 years, eight months, and 11 days.
Lorie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Othel, in 2015; siblings, Phyllis Lewis, Paul, Donald, Kenny, and Katherine Browning; and grandson, Kyle Adams. She is survived by two sons, Larry (Carol) Adams of Columbus, Nebraska; Robert (Jan) Adams of San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren, Kim (Mark) Allen, Karrie (Paul) Adams-Johansson, Bryan Adams, Brenda Matthews, and Michael Peterson; three great-grandchildren, Stacey (Eric) Gehringer, Spencer (Heather) Allen, and Kaitlynn Adams; five great-great-grandchildren, Elisha, Ashton, Allison and Allie Allen, and Michael Gehringer; and many other relatives and friends.
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