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Benjamin Adams

Benjamin T. Adams, 34, of Bloomington, a maverick, artist, cook extraordinaire, lover of all things lime green (including his Honda Element) passed away at 11:14 a.m. Saturday (June 9, 2018) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.

Cremation has been accorded. A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Chenoa Baptist Church. Pastor Jeffery Williams will officiate. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Chenoa, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family or ASPCA, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Ben was born May 15, 1984, in Macomb, the son of Lawrence and Deborah Hoover Adams, during a thunder storm. He exited this world with storms brewing. He married Jessica Kemp on Oct. 10, 2008. She survives.

Also surviving are his daughter, Hayley K. Dralle; mother, Deborah (Jim) Prodehl, Bloomington; father, Larry (LeAnn) Adams, Spokane, Wash.; brother, Brett (Angie) Powell, Clubb, Mo.; stepsisters, Jeanne Wenrick, Tucson, Ariz.; Kimberly James, Hayden, Idaho; and Pamela Wenrick, Spokane, Wash.; and a very special uncle, Dr. Sean Adams, Naperville, who helped Ben navigate his illness. Ben was blessed with so many good cousins, aunts and uncles.

Ben was passionate about animals, especially his beloved cat, Mr. Kitty.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Kay Hoover and Dr. Lyle and Margaret Adams.

Ben was a non-conformist who had little interest in worldly goods. He struggled to maintain the average "norm" in the workplace and would much rather be gardening, playing his drums or cooking.

He was a gentle spirit with beautiful blue eyes.

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