On July 30, 1928, she was born in Miami County to Charles I. and Elma E. (Gray) Wray. She was united in marriage to Elmer Hanes on March 7, 1948, in Peru. He preceded her in death on July 23, 1999. She was then united in marriage to William Elwyn Adams on Nov. 11, 2000, in Atwood, who survives.
Katie lived in Atwood and the Warsaw area since 1965. She worked as a hostess for Holiday, Inn, Warsaw. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Atwood and former member of Center Chapel Church, Erie.
She is survived by her husband: Wiliam “Elwyn” Adams, Warsaw; three daughters: Marj (Terry) Harmon, Warsaw; Paula (Leon) Brown, Destin, Fla.; and Karen Hanes, Kokomo; two sons: Larry (Donna) Hanes, Warsaw; and Rod (Sharon) Hanes, Peru; one sister: Charlene Hohman, Silver Lake; 12 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with Pastors Tracy Reed and Mark Pogue officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Visitation hours will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund, K21 Foundation, Warsaw.
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