Marianne Adams passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of Sunday January 24, 2021 at Continental Manor Nursing Home in Blanchester, Ohio at the age of 90. Born July 28, 1930, Marianne was the first-born child of the late Jane (Dunn) Floyd and Ronald “Pete” Floyd. After marrying Charles Richard Adams, “Charlie” on July 28, 1956, the two lived “in town” for a few short years until they were able to move to a small 50-acre farm on St. Rt. 730. It was there that they raised their daughters, Janet (Edward-late) Vance and Judith (Thomas-late) Downer. The couple resided on the farm throughout their 44-year marriage until Charlie’s passing in 2000. Marianne continued to live in their country home for many years surrounded by her precious memories of their time together. A lifelong resident of Wilmington, Marianne was in the 1948 graduating class of Wilmington High School and went on to attend business school in Dayton. She followed her education with a career as a Business Office Manager at Clinton Memorial Hospital, until her retirement after more than 30 years of service. Just as she was dedicated to her career at the hospital, she was an amazing and dedicated partner to Charlie in their many business endeavors. Their farm became well known for their strawberry crop, along with the operation of a small campground on their property. Marianne carved out time for things that brought her enjoyment such as cooking, bridge club, an active membership to Beta Sigma Phi, and being a proud congregate at the First Christian Church. In later years, the couple enjoyed their yearly trips to Florida, where they would spend the winter months surrounded by good friends. Marianne’s biggest joy was always her family. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly and was always proud to share stories about their lives and accomplishments. In addition, she boasted of her many nieces and nephews. She adored the kids and in later years, pictures of the little ones in her life and their artwork could be found at her bedside. To them she was known as Aunt “Ticky” and they loved their time together. During a recent holiday event, Marianne was asked what she was most thankful for. It would be no surprise to those that loved her that her siblings topped the list. Their visits and helping hands during her final years meant everything to her. She leaves behind three sisters and two brothers, Joy (Gene-late) Powers, Janie (Ben-late) Briggs, Nancy (Edward) Earley, Charles (Debbi) Floyd, all of Wilmington, and Mike (Carol) Floyd, of Dayton. A Celebration of Life and graveside services will be held at a time to be determined with Brown Funeral Home assisting the family. Special thanks to Andi Sloane and the Continental Manor staff for their kindness and care given to Marianne and our family. Also, Pastor Tom Stephenson, who continues to provide our family with spiritual support and an abundance of friendship. Memorial contributions can be made to the First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ) Raise the Roof Fund, 120 Columbus St. Wilmington, OH 45177. To leave an on-line condolence, please visit www.arehart-brown.com, or see our Facebook page, Brown Funeral Home.
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