Norma Jean (Nitz) Adams went to be with her Lord on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 7:35 a.m.. She was born July 13, 1933 to Oliver and Florence (Shull) Nitz in Soldier, Kansas. The family later moved to the Troy, Kansas area where she was raised.
After graduating from Ottawa University in 1955, she married George Herbert Adams on June 6, 1955 and they had two children: Mark Allan Adams and Angela Adams Duncan.
Norma Jean taught elementary school for 28 years. She retired in 1996 from the Olathe School District. She also taught in Paola, Kansas; Hiawatha, Kansas; Fairview, Kansas, and Senegal, West Africa.
Survivors include her husband, George Adams, of Lenexa, KS; a son, Mark Adams and his wife Marilyn of McDonald, Kansas; and a daughter, Angela Duncan and her husband, Gary of Lenexa, Kansas. Grandchildren include: John Adams (Amber), Timothy Adams (Leanna), Joshua Adams (Elizabeth), Eric Metsinger and Alyssa Conely (Josiah). They are blessed to have twelve great-grandchildren. She has one sister, Doris Benninger of Auburn, CA and was proceeded in death by her brother, Jim Nitz of Naples, FL.
Norma Jean was a faithful Christian wife, mother and devoted grandma who glorified God through her love and service for others. In addition to the many lives she influenced through the public school system, she also taught missionary children, Sunday School classes and Child Evangelism Fellow Bible clubs. She was an “adopted grandma” to many. She was an active member of Overland Park Baptist, and attended Bible Study Fellowship International for many years. She, along with George, also served for over 17 years as a Meals on Wheels volunteer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Norma Jean Adams are suggested to Ethnos 360, 1000 E. First Street, Sanford, FL 32771-1487, specified for John and Amber Adams (ministry account #805529), for their missionary work in Papua, New Guinea.
A graveside service and interment will be at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Troy, Kansas on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m..