Geneva Queen Farnsworth Adams, 92, of Coxs Mills, W.Va., departed this life on April 13, 2013, at the Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, W.Va., following an extended illness.
Born Aug. 8, 1920, in Gilmer County, W.Va., daughter of the late Ivan and Bonnie Queen Farnsworth. Mrs. Adams was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1939, and a graduate of Glenville State College, class of 1942. She retired from the Ritchie County Board of Education, where she was a teacher and Principal for 34 years. During her time in the education field, she taught school in Gilmer County at Coxs Mills, Pine Grove, Gilmer Station, Oak Grove and Rosedale. While in Ritchie County, she taught at Lawford, Auburn and Smithville. She was a member of the Glenville chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Geneva had a special interest in spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Troy Baptist Church, and recently attended services at the Horn Creek Baptist Church.
In Nov. 1945, she was united in marriage to Glennard S. Adams, who preceded her in death on April 7, 2008. Surviving is one daughter, Barbara Beall and husband Doyl Jr. of Coxs Mills, W.Va.; one son, David Adams and wife Sandy of Mineral Wells, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Berg and fiance Brett Hartwig of Petersburg, W.Va., Jodi Law and husband Jamie of Harrisville, W.Va., and Heidi Smith and husband Donald of Parkersburg, W.Va.; eight great-grandchildren, Ruger and Brogan Law, Bryce and Payton Berg, Carter and Carson McMinn, and Mikayla and Brayden Smith; one sister, Isabell Reeves of Charleston, W.Va.; and one brother, Keith Farnsworth of Vienna, W.Va. Along with her husband and parents, Geneva was preceded in death by one infant son, Kyle Duane Adams; and one sister, Lorena Simmons.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV 26351, with Pastor David Sommerville and Pastor Dwight Goff officiating. Burial will follow in the Troy IOOF Cemetery, Troy, W.Va. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the mortuary.
Ellyson Mortuary Inc., is assisting the family of Geneva Adams with arrangements.