Marion Lee Adams, 83, of South Main Street died at 4:11 p.m. Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a brief illness.
Services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2013 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Paige S. Williams, Rev. Keith Katterheinrich, and Jeremy Easley officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until the funeral hour. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2013 at Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green, KY. Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.
A native of Warren County, KY she was born August 15, 1930 the daughter of the late Dency amd Lura Hopper Adams.
She was a graduate of College of High School, Western Kentucky State College, and George Peabody College for Teacher where she sang in the chorus of the summer opera productions of “Der Fledermaus”, “La Pericole”, and “The Merry Wives of Windsor”.
She came to Hopkinsville in 1951 and was a music specialist in the Hopkinsville Christian County School Systems for 43 years. She was a volunteer Girl Scout and Brownie Troop Leader for 6 years. She was Music Director for the First United Methodist Church in Hopkinsville for 14 years where she organized a multi choir program. She was church Historian, served on the Administrative Board, taught the Forum Sunday School Class, and sang in the Chancel Choir for more than 60 years. She was the author of the book Sunbeam Glories which is about the stained glass windows in the First United Methodist Church Building in Hopkinsville.
She served on the Board of the Pennyroyal Area Museum, served as President of the Kappa Chapter of Alpha Gamma State National Society of Delta Kappa Gamma International.
She was Regent of the Colonel John Green Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
She organized the Pierian Literary Club of Hopkinsville in 1976. She was a member and choreographer of the P.E.P. Tappers dance group for 20 years.
In the Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club she was Youth Services Chairman and Pianist. She was named Kiwanian of the year by the Club in 1999-2000. The club names her a Hixon Fellow in 2011. She was a member of the Christian County Historical Society.
Her independent research on the Hill sisters and their “Happy Birthday” song resulted in her articles being published in state and national magazines.
She has no immediate survivors except for her pet cat “Sunshine”.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the First United Methodist Church Choir Fund 1305 S. Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.