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Judy Janice (Klemann) Adams

September 4, 2012
Salem News

SALEM - Judy Janice (Klemann) Adams (age 63 of Salem) went home to the Great Garden of Paradise in Heaven on Sunday morning. She has no more pain and suffering.

She was born on Jan. 21, 1949 in Kawasaki City, Japan, daughter of the late Jacob J. Klemann and Susan H. (Usami) Klemann. Her father was stationed in Japan while serving in the U.S. Military.

Judy resided in the Salem area since 1959. She came from Japan in 1952 and lived in various locations until settling in the Lisbon area from 1953 to 1959. As a 1967 graduate of the Salem Senior High School, she then started working at Warren Molded Plastics Plant until she married the love of her life, Robert Henry Adams Jr. on June 11, 1971.

Judy proceeded to manage both the Leetonia and Columbiana Dairy Queens. Additionally, she was a police dispatcher for the village of Leetonia, then later returned to Blackhawk Industries (currently named Ventra Salem LLC) until her retirement in June 2011. She was employed for nearly 27 total years at the plant, serving in many different capacities.

Judy and Bob were active church members of Greenford Christian Church and the Columbiana First Christian Church. In her spare time, you could find her tending her beautiful flower gardens around their country home.

In addition to her mother and husband of Salem, she is survived by four loving children: Tamara Sue (husband Jacob) Ford of Oakland, Tennessee; Troy Michael Adams of Salem; Tracy Yvonne (husband Samuel Jr.) Phillis of Salem; and Robert Joseph Adams of Toronto, Canada. Her surviving siblings are: James (wife Terry) Klemann of Salem; Jacob (wife Trish) Klemann of Indiana; Samuel (wife Amanda) Klemann of Cayman Islands; and Scott Klemann of Michigan. Her surviving grandchildren, whom she dearly loved, are: Chad Mason Collins and Camden Robert Phillis, both of Salem; Riley Kaye Adams of Boardman; and Kaitlyn Makenzie Ford of Oakland, Tennessee.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sandra Ann Klemann, who passed away in 1954.

A Celebration of Life Service has been planned for Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen Funeral Home, 1617 E. State St., Salem, (330.332.4401) with John Reed of the Columbiana First Christian Church officiating. The burial will follow immediately at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit, Ohio.

A time of visitation will be held on Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. , and also on Friday from 12 Noon to 1 p.m.

Anyone wishing to sign the guestbook, send a tribute to the family, or view the obituary may do so at

The family is asking to have donations made in Judy's memory to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, Ohio 44512,


(Paid obituary)



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