Deborah K. Adams

11/29/1951 - 01/19/2024


Obituary For Deborah K. Adams

Deborah K. Adams, 72, of Lima passed away at 10:01 AM on Friday, January 19, 2024 at Lima Memorial Hospital.

She was born on November 29, 1951 in London, OH to Walter and Pearl (Woitel) Adams, who both preceded her in death.

Deborah had worked in the medical field at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. She was a former member of the Eagles Aerie #370, Lima. She was a great cook and enjoyed watching nature out the window of her home and enjoyed feeding the deer that came into her yard. She loved the Cleveland Browns and The Ohio State Buckeyes. She also loved her dog Bella.

Surviving are her significant other Daniel Whitacre of Lima; her sons Andy (Kara) Hawkins of Elizabethtown, KY and Chris Hawkins of London, OH; her step-son DJ (Lindsay) Whitacre of Delphos; her grandchildren Madison Hawkins, Grace King, Bailey King, Karlea King, Mariah Hawkins and Tyler Hawkins; her step-grandchildren Bane Whitacre and Atlas Baker.

She was preceded in death by her brother Jeff Adams.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 26, 2024 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL.

Rev. Lori Wright will officiate the services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Allen County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at


26 Jan

Memorial Service

11:00 AM

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Road Lima, OH 45805 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 01/27/2024

    Debbie and I grew up as friends and neighbors. We would walk to school together and sometimes get together after school. We both loved to twirl batons and were both majorettes in high school. While Debbie worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital she provided transportation for my mother so she could visit with my father who was In ICU at Grant Hospital. Debbie always had a beautiful smile on her face. Sincere sympathy to her family. Cynthia Carty Jinkens

  • 01/26/2024

    Deb will be remembered for sharing many of her nursing experiences with me over the years I visited her. She is misses by her fur babies I adopted from her 1 3/4 years ago. Rest in much needed peace. Linda Neely RN, Sassy, Shadow

  • 01/25/2024

    Debbie and I were great friends in junior high but lost touch. My sympathy to her family. Rest in peace Deb.

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