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Rachel Lorraine (Shackelford) Adams

March 6, 1944 ~ November 5, 2019 (age 75)

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Obituary

Rachel Lorraine (Shackelford) Adams, 75, of Palmyra, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in the M.S. Hershey Medical Center.  She was born Monday, March 6, 1944 in Hopewell, VA to the late Howard and Clara (Blackmon) Shackelford.  She was predeceased on Saturday, June 16, 2012 by her loving husband of 44 years, Ben Mitchell Adams.

She was selflessly devoted to her family, staying home to raise her five children.  Later in life she enjoyed loving and adoring her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She lived by the light of Christ and was an example of His love to all that knew her.  Her selflessness continues as an organ and tissue donor.    

She is survived by five children, Tammie L. Henry and husband Douglas of Middletown, Ben M. Adams, III and wife Denise of Lebanon, Kimberly A. Piotti and husband Joseph of Moorestown, NJ, John B. Adams and wife Nikki of Elizabethtown, and Michelle R. Adams of Palmyra; 13 grandchildren; 4 great grandchild; and 4 siblings.  She was predeceased by 3 siblings.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 13th at 11 AM at Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 25 West Pine Street, Palmyra, PA 17078 with Rev Samuel Fry officiating.  Burial will follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.  A period of food and fellowship will follow burial in the celebration room at the funeral home.  Family and friends are invited for viewing on Tuesday, November 12th from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305 or www.apdaparkinson.org.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.finkenbinderfamily.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Viewing
Tuesday
November 12, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
25 West Pine Street
Palmyra, PA 17078
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Funeral Service
Wednesday
November 13, 2019

11:00 AM
Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
25 West Pine Street
Palmyra, PA 17078
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Committal
Wednesday
November 13, 2019

12:30 PM
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
54 Indiantown Gap Road
Annville, Pennsylvania 17003
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Period of Food and Fellowship
Wednesday
November 13, 2019

1:15 PM
Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
25 West Pine Street
Palmyra, PA 17078
Guaranteed delivery before the Period of Food and Fellowship begins

Donations

American Parkinson Disease Association
135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island NY 10305
Tel: 1-800-223-2732
Web: http://www.apdaparkinson.org

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