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DeWayne F. "Dewey" Adams


Posted By: Lisa Ciha (email)
Date: 10/2/2017 at 16:57:38

DeWayne F. “Dewey” Adams, 85 of Iowa City died Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at his home.

Dewayne was born October 22, 1931, in Traer, Iowa the son of Orville and Edith (Dewey) Adams. He attended schools in Maynard, Iowa graduating from Maynard High School. He began as a teenager what became his life’s work in the grocery business, retiring from Fareway in Washington, Iowa as it’s manager at the age of fifty. He then began his retirement moving to Branson, Missouri where he enjoyed life in ways he never knew he could. Fishing whenever and wherever he pleased, annual trips to Hawaii and other vacation spots, finding his artistic gifts which he shared with others, and gardening. But most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends who remember him for much, especially his dry sense of humor.

Dewey was united in marriage to Marilyn Hall with whom five children were born. The family has grown over the years to include their daughters, Pam Dresser (Duane), Debra Adams (Ray McMenomy) and Nancy Adams (Jeff Drish); sons, Donald Adams (Diane) and Robert Adams; grandchildren, Craig Dresser (Manuela), Todd Dresser (Stacey), Tyan Adams (Andrea), Justin Adams (Taylor), Tiffinay Batey (Doyle) Cherokee McMenomy Adams, Sydney McMenomy Adams, Adam Grubb (Lindsey), Mitchell Grubb, Brett Adams, Conner Adams, and Megan Adams; great-grandchildren, Abby, Aiden,and Zane Batey; and Olivia Dresser, Alannah Adams, Jameson Adams and two more due to arrive in November; and Dewey’s sister, Florene Kuennen also survives. Dewey was preceded in death by his parents, former wife, Marilyn; and siblings, Donald Adams, George Adams, Juanita Nielsen, Donna Mae Knutson and Helen Gard.

Private family gathering will be held at a later date, to share a thought, memory or condolence please go to the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service of Iowa City is caring for Dewey’s family and his arrangements.


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