Marjory Adams Obituary
Marjory A. Park Adams, a revered pillar of the Valencia, Middlesex Township community, concluded her earthly sojourn on Monday, September 18, 2023. Born on January 27, 1931, in the very town she loved and nurtured, Marjory was the cherished daughter of the late William and Maude Martin Park. She was also the adored wife of the late George Thomas Adams, a man she stood beside in matrimony and life’s challenges.
A quintessential matriarch, Marjory leaves behind a loving legacy, evident in the lives of her four devoted daughters: Anne McElhatten and her husband David, who reside in the sunny haven of Clearwater, Florida; Susan Ransom, a stalwart resident of Rose Hill, Kansas; Joyce Simpson and her husband Scott, from the scenic landscape of Bonner Springs, Kansas; and Janet Adams, who has kept the home fires burning in Valencia.
Equally important to her were her siblings, the late Robert, Dean M., Wayne C. Park, Betty L. Danner, and her surviving brother James C. Park, who now calls Richmond, Virginia home. Marjory was not just a grandmother; she was a guiding star to her grandchildren, Melissa Babiak, Ashley McElhatten, Joshua Ransom and his wife Laura, Stephanie Altic and her husband Dustin, Laura Sackett and her husband Caleb, and Nathan Simpson and his wife Bailey. Moreover, Marjory doted on her great-grandchildren — Landon, Chase, Isabella, Gage, Kara, Cora, Kelby, Clara, Kennedy, Micah, Creston, and Wyatt — enriching their lives with love and wisdom.
Beyond her blood relatives, Marjory’s heart had room for others whom she fondly referred to as her “chosen daughters.” These include Elsie Nicholson, Tammy Dupe, Rose McDonough, and Jodi McKinney and her husband Marty.
Deeply embedded in her spiritual life, Marjory served as both a deacon and elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, where she also took joy in teaching Sunday School. She was a woman of many passions that ranged from baking scrumptious treats that tasted like home to exploring the world through her travels. She cherished the winter months spent in Florida, basking in the warmth that reminded her of the love she continuously spread.
A private memorial service will honor Marjory’s illustrious life and indomitable spirit. The arrangements have been skillfully managed by SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES of Bakerstown, Pennsylvania.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, P.O. Box 127, Bakerstown, PA 15007, the Lighthouse Foundation, P.O. Box 366, Bakerstown, PA 15007, or Hosanna Industries, 3930 Dickey Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044. These charities reflect Marjory’s enduring commitment to community and faith, ensuring that her benevolent touch will remain alive in the hearts and deeds of others.
Who is Marjory Adams?
Marjory A. Park Adams was a respected and cherished member of the community in Valencia, Middlesex Township, where she passed away on September 18, 2023. Born in Valencia on January 27, 1931, to William and Maude Martin Park, Marjory was the beloved wife of the late George Thomas Adams.
She was the devoted mother to four daughters: Anne McElhatten (David), Susan Ransom, Joyce Simpson (Scott), and Janet Adams. She was also a dear sister and a doting grandmother and great-grandmother to numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Beyond her immediate family, Marjory had what she called “chosen daughters,” including Elsie Nicholson, Tammy Dupe, Rose McDonough, and Jodi McKinney. She was deeply involved in her church, the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, where she served as a deacon and elder and also taught Sunday School. Marjory had a passion for baking, traveling, and spending winters in Florida.
Her memorial services will be private, and her family has asked for donations to be made in her name to various charities instead of sending flowers. She leaves behind a legacy of love, community service, and deep faith.