Bessie C. Adams
age 94, of Hamilton, died on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at her daughter's residence in Fairfield. She was born in Leslie County, Kentucky, on September 1, 1917, the daughter of the late William and Orlena (Baker) Coots. On January 24, 1937, in Leslie County, Kentucky, Bessie married her husband of over 63 years, Carl L. Adams, and he preceded her in death on February 7, 2000. Bessie was formerly employed at Photography Shop, J. C. Penny, and Wayne's Market. She was a member of Laurel Avenue Church of Christ. Bessie is survived by her daughter, Betty Sue Swartz (the late Ralph); three grandchildren, Deborah (Tom) Scholl, Diane (Bud) Weiser and Michael (Sharon) Hicks; six great-grandchildren, Kristopher (Amy) Weiser, Linda Weiser, Angela Weiser, Andrew Moore, Troy Scholl and Molly Scholl; one brother, Rex (Lottie) Coots; three sisters, Mary Maggard, Iona North and Edna Mae North; special niece, Jewel Hacker; and many other nieces and nephews. Bessie was also preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Coots, Henry Coots and Pearl Coots; and four sisters, Fay Coots, Emily Welling, Mollie Maggard and Alice Coots. Funeral services will be held at Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home, Ross Avenue at South "D" Street, Hamilton, at 2pm on Friday, June 29, 2012, with Charles H. Anderson, Minister of Laurel Avenue Church of Christ officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Family and friends will be received prior to the service from 1-2pm. The family expresses their special thanks to Noel Lakes, Dr. Colangelo and Hospice of Cincinnati. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati or Laurel Avenue Church of Christ.