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Paul O. 'Bud' Adams

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MANSFIELD - Paul O. "Bud" Adams, 86, of Mansfield, formerly of Bellflower, Mayview and Chicago, died at 6:03 a.m. Thursday (March 1, 2007) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, 303 N. Church St., Gibson City. Burial will be in Drummer Township Cemetery in Gibson City, with military rites accorded by the Lee Lowery American Legion Post 568 of Gibson City. Father Jeff Liable will officiate. There will be no visitation.

He was born Feb. 2, 1921, in Proctor, a son of Paul R. and A.Yvette Ellis Adams. He was a 1939 graduate of Bellflower High School and he attended the University of Illinois. In 1942. he entered the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the 3rd Division, 9th Marines Headquarters and Services. He was in the South Pacific at Bougainville and Guadalcanal, and Guam. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

He farmed in the Mayview area and was a tool and die maker in the Chicago area until retiring in 1991. Surviving are one brother, Gordon Adams of Mansfield; and two sisters, Gloria Jane Kersten of St. Charles, Mo., and Patricia Offenberg of New York City. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

He was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church in Monticello, and American Legion Post 101 and VFW Post 5346, both in Monticello. Memorials may be made to St. Malachy's Catholic Church in Rantoul or to the American Heart Association.

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