Adams, Sherry Lynn

Sherry Lynn Adams
Born 1/10/1963 in Kansas City, MO
Died 5/5/2021 in Fairfax, MO
Buried 5/9/2021
Sherry Lynn (Poland) Adams was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on January 10, 1963, to James Lloyd and Patricia Eleanor (Hill) Poland. Sherry passed away at her home in Fairfax, Missouri, on May 5, 2021, at the age of 58.
Sherry spent her early childhood in the Savannah, Missouri, area and attended schools at Rosendale, Bolckow, Filmore, and Savannah. She graduated from Tarkio High School, Tarkio, Missouri, in 1981 and attended one semester at Tarkio College, Tarkio.
Sherry was united in marriage to Mark Adams on January 3, 1981, and they made their home in the Tarkio area until 1984. They lived in North Carolina and Kansas until 1990, when they returned home to Fairfax. Sherry was a mother and homemaker, raising their two sons, Bryan and Devin.
Sherry was a member of Fairfax Community Betterment, Fairfax, and helped start the Avenue of Flags. She helped with Band Boosters and served as Cubmaster of Pack 73 where she helped several young boys earn the Arrow of Light. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Find a Grave program. Always interested in local history, Sherry was a member of the Atchison County Memorial Building Foundation Board of Directors, Rock Port, Missouri, where she did extensive research for the Walk of Honor, the memorial wall honoring local veterans who served in the Civil War, World War I and World War II. She enjoyed genealogy, researching her own family as well as other families in the community. Sherry loved photography, gardening, cooking, and spending time with children and pets, saying she always saw them as someone she needed to care for.
Sherry was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Poland. Survivors include her husband, Mark Adams, Fairfax; sons, Bryan (Tisha) Adams, Kansas City, Missouri, and Devin Adams, Fairfax; stepson, Jeff Buhrman, Castle Rock, Colorado; grandchildren, Cole Adams and Elizabeth Buhrman; father, James Poland, Savannah; siblings, Terry Smith, Rock Port, and Jimmy Poland; good friend, Doris Ann Stanton, Tarkio; and many other dear friends.
A graveside memorial service and inurnment was held Sunday, May 9, 2021, at English Grove Cemetery, Fairfax, officiated by Vic Coston. Services were under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. Memorials may be directed to the Sherry Adams Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be left at
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