Henry J. McAdams

Date of Birth: 02/15/1929
Date of Death: 03/31/2013

Henry J. McAdams, a Mason, OH resident, and formerly of Dry Ridge, KY, passed away at the Mason Christian Village on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at the age of 84. He was preceded in death by his wife Imogene Colson McAdams.

Mr. McAdams was a member of the Christ Church in Mason, OH, and was a retired minister of the Gospel having served at St. Louis Church of Christ, St. Louis, MI for 17 yrs., Sherman Church of Christ, Stringtown Christian Church, as well as various other churches in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Kentucky.
Mr. McAdams is survived by two daughters, Sherry Ann Johnson of Kalkaska, MI, Shawn Marie Fleenor of Fishers, IN, one son, Michael Henry McAdams of Oxford, MI, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 7 from 3-6pm. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11AM. All services at the Elliston – Stanley Funeral Home, Williamstown, KY. Burial will follow at the Antioch Church of Christ Cemetery, Corinth, KY. Memorials are suggested to either Antioch Church of Christ Cemetery Fund, c/o Gloria Middleton, 2320 Knoxville Rd., Dry Ridge, KY 41035, or the Mason Christian Village Compassionate Care Fund, 411 Western Row Rd., Mason, OH 45040. 

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Donald & Charlene Wood (04/09/2013 2:41 pm)

Dear Sherry, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, we enjoyed so much your dad's visits with us here in the northland. In His Love, Don & Charlene

Debbie Luther (04/08/2013 8:11 pm)

Dear Shawn, I am sorry to hear of the news of your Dad. I know you will miss him. What a comfort knowing that your Dad is with The Lord. God bless you and your entire family. I love you. Your friend, Debbie Luther and Family

Clark and Sharon VanTassel (04/07/2013 7:49 pm)

To each member of Hank and Imogenes family,may the comfort of The Holy Spirit surround each of you during this time of loss. Henry was a wonderful family man,a great minister of the gospel,and a faithful follower of the Christian faith. He and Imogene were an inspiration to all who knew them.Shawn,I always appreciated you bringing your mom and dad (then your dad) by my shop to visit when they (dad) came to visit you.I truly enjoyed those visits. This world is a little poorer and heaven much richer with the passing of our friend, Henry McAdams.

Royce terry thomas (04/07/2013 10:10 am)

Our love prayers are with everyone and just want you to know how much we understand the hurt. As we all know your dad is with maker who loves him and rejoicing in one more of his sons coming home and what a more perfect time but on the resurrection of our lord and savior. How cool is that!!! We love you Dan and sherry Royce and Terry

Royce terry thomas (04/07/2013 10:07 am)

Our love prayers are with everyone and just want you to know how much we understand the hurt. As we all know your dad is with maker who loves him and rejoicing in one more of his sons coming home and what a more perfect time but on the resurrection of our lord and savior. How cool is that!!! We love you Dan and sherry Royce and Terry

David & Mary Lautzenheiser (04/07/2013 10:04 am)

I first met Hank at Wolverine Christian Service camp as a child. Our paths crossed periodically over the years. It was our great joy to have been able to spend these last few years in Mason, OH sharing with Hank. He always sat in the front row of our Classic Praise Service. He always asked if Mary was going to be in the service as he always looked for her. We will miss our beloved friend! Our prayers, thoughts, and love are extended to his family.

Richard and Karen Hodgman (04/06/2013 6:54 pm)

Henry was an important contribution to our Christian lives. Early Camp years were vintage Hank and Robert Palmer. Great fun with Christian teaching. Later in life, we got to know him through his family. Especially through his daughter Sherry and her husband Dan. His deep respect and trust of the scripts shines through everything his life touched. It is our pleasure to know him. Our great reward to have his teaching, prayers and Christian example.

Richard and Karen Hodgman (04/06/2013 6:31 pm)

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Elenora Rea (04/06/2013 5:19 pm)

My beloved Dale beat Hank to heaven 1-25, but I imagine they are having a great time on the golf course together. We were at Heart of the Hills when Hank first started golfing because that's where he could find the men in his congregation! Bob Umbanhowar, formerly from St. Louis but now at Cactus Christian Fellowship, PHX, where Dale and I have worshipped since 8-18-91, was the first to e-mail us about the fabulous Resurrection celebration with Hank and Jesus. Then we heard from Joyce T. Imagine meeting a fellow Hank-and-Imogene-ite in PHX!! Oh, such great when Imogene made her fruit cake at Christmas and made Hank go to another town to buy the hooch!! And when we beat even the preacher and his family to church so often, after driving from Utica, that Hank gave us a key and said we could turn the furnace on, put out the hymnals, etc., before I turned the organ on to play with Joyce Tenniswood. Hank's dry wit cracked us up so many times. What a delight watching the three kids grow up, even for the too-too-short time we were there before being called back to KS. Joyce T. has kept us posted by e-mail when they stopped to see your folks on their journey to and from MI/FLA. I am rejoicing with you, through the tears, that your folks are together and they are all (including Dale) receiving their rewards for their lives of service to our glorious Lord. Elenora

Elenora Rea (04/06/2013 5:07 pm)

Wayne & Joyce Fisher (04/06/2013 10:08 am)

Have many fond memories of both Hank and Imogene. Remember especially Hank's snapping his fingers during a sermon--to keep the elephants away! It worked--we never had any elephants in the services! They both were dearly loved by all of us at the St. Louis Church of Christ, where I still attend services. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Joyce Fisher

Teri Pascone & Nick Ouellette (04/05/2013 4:25 pm)

Our prayers and thoughts are with all you. Love, Teri & Nick

Richard & Joyce Tenniswood (04/05/2013 1:56 pm)

We have many wonderful memories of the whole family when he was the minister of Heart of the Hills Church of Christin Rochester Michigan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ray and Toni Rideout (04/05/2013 11:59 am)

Sherry, Mike, Shawn and the entire McAdams family, We cannot begin to tell you what a postive impact your parents made on our lives. Hank and Imogene were the perfect example of God's Love in action. They sustained us with their love and their prayers and for that we will be forever grateful. We know your father has joined your Mom in God's heavenly kingdom. This world has lost two great warriors but God's Kingdom has gained to more saints. We love you all and keep you in our prayers. Ray, Toni and the whole Rideout family.

Dale and Jeanne Lantzer (04/05/2013 10:11 am)

Sherry and Dan plus all family, Our heartfelt sympathy are with all your family at this time. Hank was such a tremendous man and we all will miss his smiling face. Much love and prayers to you.

Miles Robinson (04/04/2013 11:29 pm)

I have only known him for a few months. It has certainly been a privilege. He will be missed. God bless all of you--Miles

Allen and Dawn Triplett (04/04/2013 9:59 pm)

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your families.

Mark and Kristi Williamson (04/04/2013 9:42 pm)

Mac - We were sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Please know we are thinking of you and your family during this time.

Royce and Terry Thomas (04/04/2013 9:12 pm)

Sherry, We are so sorry but I want you to know that I enjoyed our conversation the other day. BLESSED BE THE LORD and your Dad is exactly where we want to be someday.

Ralph & Lavonne Aussicker (04/04/2013 2:52 pm)

Our heart-felt sympathy at the passing of Sherry's father. Along with so many other friends, we are praying for God's peace & comfort for each family member. We know at times like this, words can't convey how much you will miss this wonderful man of faith. But God's promise of a reunion in Heaven is the great Hope that we live by. Know that we care, too, and you are dear to our hearts.

Judy Forstner (04/04/2013 1:43 pm)

May you find peace at this time of loss.

Ron & Jan Wood (04/04/2013 12:40 pm)

Our love and prayers are with...Love you all....

Gene and Shirley Farrier (04/04/2013 11:49 am)

Our prayers and thoughts go to all your family. May you feel God's peace in these hours of grief knowing Hank is with our loving Savior.

ene and Shirley (04/04/2013 11:44 am)

Dave and Terry Babcock (04/04/2013 11:12 am)

We were so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We know he is now rejoicing with the angels. We are praying for comfort, peace, and safe travel. I know he was such a blessing to all of you and to all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. This is truly a celebration of the life of a Godly man!!!!!!

Tom and Janette Brouwer (04/04/2013 9:37 am)

Wishing you a Peace that Passes understanding as you say farewell for a little while. You are in our prayers. Heaven has a little extra sweetness now.

Gary & Carol Lantzer (04/04/2013 9:06 am)

Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time. Your dad was a faithful Christian & is walking the streets of gold with God now. I'm sure you will miss him until you meet again on the other side.

Steve & Patti Mathis (04/04/2013 8:36 am)

Sherry, and all of the family, Somehow, we do not seem to be really ready to have our eathly family leave us. We are seldom physically together, but linked by the wonderful technologies of the day,so we can keep up on everything. One never knows when the Lord has decided that we are finished with the tasks he had planned for us (thankfully), but we in Christ are consoled with the fact that we tried to do what we understood what he wanted of us, and did our best. I believe Hank was ready to go to his rest,and be with his family and his Lord. Our hearts share your sorrow in this time of loss, but also rejoice with his final destination. Steve & Patti

Dennis and Gayle Calhoun (04/04/2013 6:57 am)

Sherry, please accept our condolences on the passing of your father. It's reassuring to know he's with his wife and our Lord in Heaven

Dave & Joyce Tugan (04/04/2013 12:17 am)

Hi Dan & Sherry, Jeremiah, David & Mandy, Sarah and Scott, We are so sorry for your loss. It was a privilege to know Hank - and I know he was well loved and will be missed! Wish I could give y'all hugs. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sam Hastings (04/03/2013 10:46 pm)

All who knew Hank, knew he loved God, his family and the church. His passing really marks the end of an era. I can't remember when there wasn't a Hank McAdams. To say he will be missed is a tremendous understatement, but we will meet again.

Verna McColley (04/03/2013 6:38 pm)

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, Sherry. Just think of meeting him in glory with your Mom and my folks and John's folks! They are having the time of their lives there, I'm sure! Another great preacher has reached his reward, Hallelujah! Our loss is certainly his gain. I so appreciated the notes that your folks sent to us on several occasions letting us know they were praying for us and our kids! I only met him once, but I considered him a friend. Verna

Noel and Lisa Hutton (04/03/2013 6:33 pm)

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Willie Elsie Cook and Family (04/03/2013 1:57 pm)

Our sincere sympathy to all the family. He was such a nice man and will be missed by many. We will keep you all our in our prayers.~ Willie Elsie and Family