November 27, 1952 ~ February 18, 2022

Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Noblesville, IN

Debra Ann Doane Adams, age 69, passed away peacefully at St Vincent Carmel Hospital with her children and family by her side. She was born In Indianapolis, Indiana on November 27, 1952, to Orvel E. Doane and Mary Jane (Laufer) Harrison.

Debra was a graduate of Avon High School, Class of 1971. She later married the love of her life, Donald Adams, on October 2, 1971.  She worked as an account rep. for EFS in Indianapolis for several years, along with later becoming a C N A. She thoroughly enjoyed providing home health care. She became a dedicated home maker who loved to cook, make candy, and crochet blankets for her loved ones.

Debra was a loving wife, mom and mamaw. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. Debra was an avid reader, loved riding on the golf cart with her husband, spending time outdoors, vacationing on the beach and attending her grandchildren’s events. Debra was very proud of her children and grandchildren. Her heart and home were always open to everyone. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

Debra is survived by her children Donnie Ray Adams Jr. (Janette) and Angie Van Hook (Jason); grandchildren Kenley and Ashley Adams and Isabella, Olivia, Seth, and Sam Van Hook; siblings, Larry Doane (Jan), Sherry Gatti, Tommie Gribble (Brett), Judy Freeman (Todd), Vickie Branch. Several nieces and nephews; many cousins and loving friends Vicki Dillard and Judy Pickett.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years. Donald R Adams, her parents listed above, her beloved sister Sue Sadler, and stepfather Tom Harrison.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 26, 2022, at Arcadia Christian Church, 26901 State Rte. 19, Arcadia, IN 46030 from 1-3pm with a funeral service beginning at 3pm Reverend Byron Fritz will be officiating. Her ashes will be placed in her final resting place beside her husband at Hamilton Memorial Park by her family at a later date.




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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. I am beyond saddened to hear of the passing of Debbie. My heart breaks for the family. My only comfort is knowing Donnie & Debbie are together in peace for eternity. May your hearts be watched over by God during these difficult times. I truly am sorry for your loss. Rest in Heaven Debbie!

  3. I will miss you so much ! I will miss hearing your voice and our daily calls. I thank you for taking me in as one of your own all those years ago. I take comfort knowing you are finally free of pain and suffering and have been reunited with everyone you love, especially Papaw!!! May your sweet soul Rest In Peace !!

  4. To Debbie’s family and all her loving friends from the Class of Avon 1971, so sad to hear of her passing!! Debbie was a sweet and loving person, she will be greatly missed!

    Myra (Swinford) Lyon

  5. My sweet, sweet Deb… Words really cannot express the ache in my heart I feel for my best friend of 60+ years. So many memories….laughter, joy, comfort, sadness and tears. No matter what kind of mood either of us had when our phone conversations began, (always lasting at least an hour) they would always end in laughter..
    Deb, I know you are in the presence of Jesus now, and Donnie is right there with you, but girl I already miss you so, so much.. And I look forward to reuniting some day!
    Love you girl…

  6. Miss you my Deb, sure wish we could of visited more often. I loved you for being my sis, I’ll always remember the good time we had when you all came to Pa .love Deb and Ray

  7. Debbie you were such a sweet lady. I remember having Study hall in school with you, so many years ago. You would drop a message to me on Facebook. I will miss you so much. Rest In Peace in our Fathers arms with you husband Donnie..

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