Emogene Porter Adams, surrounded by her loving family, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2009 at the age of 70 years old. She was born on April 30, 1939 in Malvern, AR. In 1955 she met and married Calvin W. Adams and together they shared a life for 54 years. They shared many trips gold hunting in Arizona and California and once Dad retired they started square dancing. She loved taking care of plants, her chickens and her geese. She was the greatest wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother., always supporting everyone in any choice they made. She loved spending countless hours on the phone talking with her friends and family. She is survived by her husband, Calvin W. Adams; her children, Billy and Kathy Adams and Caleen and Dwayne Smith; grandchildren, Shane and Susan Adams, Nikki and Rowdy Yow, Amber Shelton and fiance Rocky Cordova, Amanda Shelton and Lindsey and Oscar Hernandez; six great-grandchildren, Taylor and Tori Adams, Madison, Tate and Brody Yow and Oscar Jay Hernandez and one more on the way; sisters, Sue Vantrease, Lucille and Nicky Dunn and Betty Jane and Willie Mitchell and sister-in-law, Linda Porter and brother Ray and Barbara Bailey. Preceding her in death were her parents, Charles and Opal Porter, Betty and Rymon Bailey; brother, Maylon Joseph Porter; sister, Charlene (Babe) Porter. Emogene's wishes were to be cremated, and a celebration will be held at her home on July 18th. Mom, you were an inspiration to your family with all of your courage, faith and love. We will miss you and love you forever. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Ms Adams was a joy to know, a wondeful woman, leaving a wonderful legacy. I will continue to pray for her survived loved ones and pray for your strength. Marilyn

  2. Caleen, My heart and prayers are with you and your family. Please feel free to call me at any time should you need anything at all. Love you much, Lisa

  3. We were sad to learn of Jean’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cal and all the family. May your memories of happy times help to comfort you at this difficult time.

  4. Our prayers are with you and your family. God has her at a better place. We enjoyed square dancing with you and her. God Bless and Guide you at this time, and always.

  5. Cal, we are so sorry for your loss. We have many memories square dancing with ya’ll. What fun! She was a wonderful person and we know we’ll see her again, in Heaven. Love you!

  6. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Jean’s family and friends. Jean was my 2nd mom and will live in my heart forever! It has been a real pleasure and an honor to be a part of such a wonderful family for all these years. Please don’t hesitate to call if any of you need anything. I’m only a phone call away. Love to you all!

  7. Cal, we were so sorry to hear about Jean’s passing. She was always such a sweet, caring friend and we will miss her out on the dance floor.Love, Darrold & Nathala Moody

  8. Absent the flesh is to be in the presence of the Lord. Jean has been an inspirition to all that knew her. A real fighter. Jean will be sorely missed and remembered at future exhibition dances.

  9. Our condolences go out to Cal and to Jeans other family members. We will always remember your smiling face in a Square, having fun.

  10. Our prayers and thoughts go with you. We will miss Jean and the wonderful times we had together while square dancing. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know

  11. Cal, my sincere condolences to you and your family. Jean surely will be missed in our square dance community. Joan Bishop

  12. Cal,am sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and for Jean. I prayed and always had her in my mind.

  13. Jean impressed us with her sweetness, her kindness and sense of humor. She also was a good cook. We will always remember those delicious sugar glazed pecans and the divinity fudge she gave us one Christmas. We look forward, to seeing you again, Jean, but the next time will be in OUR HEAVENLY HOME. May God’s loving arms envelope you, Cal,and bring you peace and comfort. Caleen and Billy, we pray you will feel God’s peace and comfort during this sad time. We agree, Caleen, when a Mom goes to Heaven you can’t help but feel like you expressed it, “I miss my Mom like crazy.” On a positive note, Your Mom is with her Lord, now, and one day you all will be reunited in OUR HEAVENLY HOME.

  14. Cal & Family, Just heard about Jean’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and the family. Just remember she in a better place and for her – the best is yet to come. The square dance community will truly miss Jean. Keeping you in our prayer’s. Don & Brenda Hild Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. ~Matt. 5:4

  15. Such a lovely lady and such courage It is my gift just to have known her. She will be greatly missed on the dance floor.

  16. She was all sweetness, kindness and caring. Always with that sweet smile. I wish I had met her years sooner. God bless you all.

  17. Cal,our sincerest sympathies are with you and your family at the passing of Jean. What a wonderful gal! Always smiling, always a kind word about someone and just a plain good dancer! HOw proud of those skirts you made her! Know you are in our prayers and know the Good Lord is with you. Love,George and Vicki

  18. Mom, words cannot describe how much I love you and miss you. I know you’re in a much better place now, with no pain and you can see the world, which you haven’t been able to do in a very long time. You gave me the greatest memories that a daughter could ever ask for. Till we meet again…..I love you!

  19. Cal, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of a wonderful person. Always smiling and enjoying life to the fullest. She will be missed by all her friends in the Square Dance community.

  20. Dear Cal and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of great loss. Jean was a wonderful lady. We enjoyed square dancing with you two for years. Love and Prayers, Kay and George Stenzel

  21. Our hearts grieve with you. She will be greatly missed .She finished her course with great success. Justy knowing her and her family has always been a great blessing to us all. Love in Jesus. The Swenson family (Calvin & Virginia)

  22. Cal, Let all that is beautiful remind you of the love that warmed your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Gene will always be remembered as our angel, on earth and in heaven, as she guide’s us through a square.

  23. Our Prayers are with you all..She will be missed by all but no more pain , no more sickness, just JOY with our Father..Love and Prayers..June & Leon

  24. Oh what a lovely lady Jean was. Her love always shined. Never saw her mad, always had a smile on her face. And to have such a softness in her voice and maner. We loved her and are so lucky to have known her for these 15 years. We love you to Cal and so wished we could be there to hug you and show you. Bill and Carrol Wampler

  25. Cal I did not know about the guestbook untill today, You have all our love and best wishes Jene was a Joy to be around hope to see you at the oldtimers in sept. With all our feelings going out to you and your family. Frank and Nancy Rippeto.

  26. Sonny & Family, We offer our Heartfelt Condolences & Sympathy for your loss but past rememberances will help heal your loss. God Bless , Isabelle & Jim Sr.

  27. Dear Mr. Adams, Caleen, Amber, Amanda, Lindsey and family, I was so saddened to hear about your much loved wife, mom and grandmother. I will always remember the many, many volleyball games that Mrs. Adams was there cheering on the girls. She really enjoyed being there. She was so nice and sweet and always happy, such a very lovely lady. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. May His love and strength surround you and give you comfort.

  28. Cal and Family: Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss of Jean. She was a very nice lady with a cheerful attitude and we enjoyed square dancing with her. We will miss her. Chuck and Jane Mashburn

  29. We enjoyed square dancing with you. Our thoughts are with the family. Noble and Linda Snaples

  30. Dear Cal and family, we are sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. She was a very sweet lady and we will miss her. God’s peace be with you all. Sincerely, Lee and Shirley

  31. We will miss Jean at the Old Timers she was a joy to all who knew her. Her family is in our prayers. May God Bless Earnie & Joyce Bob & Verginia

  32. Memories will keep Jean with us always. Our love for her will keep those memories close and dear.

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