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Jess Thomas Adams

Male 1966 - 2021  (55 years)

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  • Name Jess Thomas Adams 
    Born 22 Jan 1966  Fort Leonard Wood, Pulaski County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 May 2021  Silver Lake, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 3 Jun 2021 
    Person ID I9241  Rossville
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2022 

    Father Harry Adams 
    Mother Pat Adams 
    Family ID F5931  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leslie Diane Wichman Adams Martin 
    Married 9 Oct 1993  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Abby Adams Saia
    Marriage- Wichman, Leslie-Adams, Jess
    Marriage- Wichman, Leslie-Adams, Jess
    [Caption: Leslie Diane Wichman; Jess Thomas Adams]

    Leslie Diane Wichman and Jess Thomas Adams were married at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 1993, at Holy Name Catholic Church, Topeka. The Rev. Harry Schneider officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Sandra Wichman, Rossville. The groom is the son of Harry and Pat Adams, Silver Lake.

    Attending the bride were Kris Wichman and Kendra Wichman, both of Rossville; Wendy Adams, Silver Lake; Adina Bahl, Manhattan; Monica Lierz, Topeka; and Jenni Heideman, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Attending the groom were Dave Kruger, Silver Lake; Brent Adams, Manhattan; Chad Adams, Topeka; Scott Wichman, Rossville; Toby Melster, Hiawatha; and Jeff Muller, St. Marys. Ushers were Mike Lierz and Mark Lierz, both of Sabetha; Don Brees, St. Marys; and Doug McDaniel, Silver Lake. Candlelighters were Emily Nordhus, Seneca, and Sarah Chapman, Silver Lake. Flower girl was Ashley Rothers, Seneca. Ring bearer was Jonathan Chapman, Silver Lake.

    The bride is a graduate of Rossville High School. She has a business education degree from Emporia State University and is a secretary and receptionist with Kansas State Nurses Association, Topeka. The groom is a graduate of Silver Lake High School. he has an associate's degree from Highland Community College and is attending Washburn University. He is a coach with the Silver Lake School District and is employed with Northern Ice Co., Silver Lake.
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2022 14:19:43 
    Family ID F1412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 May 2021 - Silver Lake, Shawnee County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary- Adams, Jess
    Obituary- Adams, Jess
    Jess Adams Passes Away
    Jess Adams, 55, passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in Silver Lake, Kansas. Jess was the son of Harry Adams who graduated from Rossville High in 1964.

    Jess was born on January 22, 1966 in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to Harry and Pat Adams.
    He graduated from Silver Lake High School and then attended Highland Community College on a baseball scholarship. He later attended Washburn University.

    After schooling he started his coaching journey at schools throughout the Mideast League, with coaching various sports. He also was the baseball coach with the American Legion Post 160. He enjoyed being a mentor to kids. Jess loved to spend time with his family, his daughter, and spoiling his grandchildren.

    He is survived by his parents; Daughter, Abby (Chayse) Saia, Brothers, Brent (Heather) Adams and Chad (Carla) Adams; Sister, Wendy (Steven) Spreer; and Grandchildren, Jackson Saia and Addison Saia.

    Memorial service will be Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 10:30 am at First Baptist Church of Silver Lake, 3439 NW Hoch Rd, Silver Lake, KS 66539

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Midland Hospice Care in Jess's honor.