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Harriet M. Adams

Harriet M. Adams, 100, of Springville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 24, 2017 at Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home.


Harriet was born in Clymer on Sept. 11, 1917 to the late George and Harriet Coons.

She was a lifetime resident of Springville and worked as a cashier and in cosmetic sales at the Springville Rexall Store for more than 40 years. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Springville, longtime bowler on the Rexallett’s bowling team and an avid bingo player. Harriet enjoyed traveling the world and would go on anywhere at a moment’s notice.

Harriet loved entertaining and watching all the neighborhood kids. She was a wonderful and loving woman who had no children of her own, but many referred to her as their “Aunt Harriet.” Her fondest memories were summers spent with family at the cottage in Sunset Bay and fishing in Kippewa, Canada.

In addition to her parents, Harriet was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Adams; two brothers Robert and Wilber Coons; two sisters Dorothy Girst and Mildred Davis; a niece Linda Kaczmarek and a nephew Robert Girst.

Harriet is survived by two nephews Ronald (Mary) Coons of Springville and Robert Kaczmarek of Glenwood; a great-niece Deborah (Dr. Edward) Dickinson of Malvern, Pa.; two great-nephews Ronald (Donna) Kaczmarek of Etters, Pa. and Brian (Jennifer) Kaczmarek of Wyoming, N.Y.; numerous great-nephews, great-nieces, friends and neighbors.

A special thanks goes to her devoted caregivers and neighbors Dee and Bob Garlock for watching over her all these years.

A funeral service was held from the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Kevin Costner officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Springville.

Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 E. Main St., Springville. Online condolences may be made at


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