Catherine "Katie" Adam, age 86, of Shelby, died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Med Central Shelby Hospital.
Katie was born November 8, 1925 in Shelby the daughter of the late Joseph David and Rose (Riedy) Sheridan. She was a 1943 graduate of Shelby High School. She was employed at Shelby Cycle Company for seven years and was the secretary at St. Mary School for 13 years retiring in 1982. Katie was a lifelong member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was a volunteer at Med Central Hospital, Meals on Wheels and was a Girl Scout leader for many years. She was the recipient of the Jess Rath Award, sat on the board of directors of the Shelby Little House and enjoyed quilting as a member of the Piece Makers Quilt Club. Katie made quilts for all of her children and grandchildren.
Katie is survived by her husband of 64 years, Roger Adam; a son: Dennis (Elizabeth) Adam of Shelby; 2 daughters: Mary Ann (William) Vaughan of Auburn, CA and Melinda (Bruce) Berdanier of Brookings, SD; She was a loving grandmother to her 5 grandchildren: Renee Adam, Ben Vaughan, Katie Vaughan, Aaron (Jessica) Berdanier and Reid (fiancÚ, Catherine Patrick) Berdanier; 1 sister: Berdie Lambert of Ontario. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers:, Charles, Robert and Donald Sheridan and 6 sisters: Helen Thompson, Edith Kraus, Dolores Snader, Lucy Cornett, Barbara Gillingham, and Martha White.
Friends may call on Thursday, December 22, 2011 from 5-8 PM at the TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where the rosary will be recited at 8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30 AM at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby with Father Nick Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.