KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Evelyn Adams and Everett Tom will celebrate their 90th birthdays on July 23. Evelyn Adams resides at Grace Village Assisted Living, 337 Grace Village Drive, Winona Lake, and her twin brother, Everett Tom resides at 495 E. 900, Leesburg.
Born in 1928 at a hospital in Mishawaka. Their mother received quite a surprise that day when she found out she had been carrying twins. Everett arrived first at 4 pounds and Evelyn came 3 minutes later weighing in at 3½ pounds. They grew up very close to one another and still talk every day.
Adams married Charles Adams on Nov. 25, 1948, and they were blessed with 67 years of marriage before Charles passed away on Jan. 9, 2015. During that time they had three daughters, Diane Walker (deceased), Linda (Mike) Tucker and Nancy (Allen) Robinson. She has three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Adams was a secretary for the Beaver Dam School and was a clerk for the Kosciusko County Government Offices. Adams enjoys gardening, sewing and boat rides.
Tom married Marie Eby on Dec. 6, 1953, they have been married for 64 years. During that time they had two sons and three daughters, Kip Tom (Marcia McNagny), Kevin Tom (deceased), Melinda (Russ) Woda, Melissa (Ray) Gerber and Melodie (Scott) Thompson. Their family continues to grow with 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Tom has farmed his whole life and continues today with about 30 head of cattle. He enjoys working with his cows, keeping the yards mowed and spending time with his family.
They will be celebrating their 90th birthdays together at a joint party given by their families.
Friends may send well wishes to: Evelyn Adams; Grace Village, Assisted Living, 337 Grace Village Dr., Winona Lake, IN 46590 and Everett Tom; 495 E 900 N, Leesburg, IN 46538.