Diana Sue Adams, age 72, formerly of Iola, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Bentonville, Ark.
Diana was one of three children born to James and Dorothy (Tomlinson) Murrow. She was born on Sept. 23, 1947, in Iola. Diana grew up in Iola. She married Mel Adams on Jan. 1, 1966. A dedicated wife, mother and soccer mom, their union was blessed with three children. They later divorced.
Diana graduated from Butler Community College as a registered nurse in 1992. She moved to Rogers, Ark., where she later received her bachelor of science degree from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla., in 1999. Diana was a passionate nurse to her NICU babies both with Wesley and Mercy Hospitals. She enjoyed traveling the world, reading, and most of all family. She will be remembered for her contagious laughter and smile, positive outlook, and care for others.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father Albert H. Cook; sister Mary Martin; brother-in-law Don Martin.
Diana is survived by her partner Eric Copening of Rogers, Ark., son, Rob Adams and wife, Angie, of Wichita; daughters Christina Schaefer and husband, Brett, of Augusta, Geri Mette and husband, Chris, of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, Payton Adams, Emma Adams, Aiden Adams, Jeremiah Schaefer, Cooper Dreifort, Sidney Dreifort, Christopher Mette, Liam Mette; and brother, Jim L. Murrow of Springfield, Mo.
Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Iola. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Iola. The funeral service will be livestreamed for viewing via a link to be posted on the funeral home’s website. Memorials in Diana’s honor are suggested to St. Jude’s Childrens’ Hospital and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.