The Life of Evelyn M. Adams

Evelyn M. (Greenawalt) Adams, 95, life-long resident of Kutztown, and most recently a resident of Country Meadows, Wyomissing, her adopted home of new family and friends, and Phoebe-Berks, Wernersville, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. She was the widow of Paul H. Adams, who passed away on May 12, 1993. Paul passed away six weeks shy of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Born in Greenwich Township, Evelyn was a daughter of the late Alfred and Alice (Heffner) Greenawalt. She was a life-long member of Saint John’s United Church of Christ, Kutztown, where she helped with the annual candy making for Easter and the Christmas bazaar. She attended Kutztown Area School District and was a Homemaker and mother.

Evelyn was a volunteer member for numerous committees over the decades throughout the Kutztown Community and University. She was also a member of the Kutztown Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. A proud democrat and political woman, she was very proud of receiving a certificate signed by the PA Governor for 50 continuous years of voting.

Evelyn enjoyed traveling, gardening, and spending time with her wonderful neighbors.

Evelyn is survived by her three children, Linda L. (Adams), wife of Charles DeTurk, Newark, DE, Constance L. Adams, Birdsboro, and James P., husband of Linda (Hoffman) Adams, Sumter, SC; six grandchildren, Scott DeTurk, Charles DeTurk, Rebecca Spiess, Elizabeth Zangara, Alicia Tallent and Alexis Shook; eight great-grandchildren; a devoted brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Patsy Greenawalt, Kutztown; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Evelyn was predeceased by her siblings, Margaret Schumacher, Leola Schucker, William Greenawalt, Nevin Greenawalt, Hilda "Ginny" Arndt, and Glenn Greenawalt.

A funeral service to celebrate Evelyn's life will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in St. John's United Church of Christ, 257 W. Walnut Street, Kutztown, with The Reverend Scott M. Sanders officiating. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery, Kutztown. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Saturday afternoon from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Evelyn's memory to St. John's UCC, 257 W. Walnut Street, Kutztown, PA 19530, St. Peter's Union Church of Lynnville, 5129 Schochary Road, New Tripoli, PA 18066 or The Kutztown Fire Company Truck Crew, P.O. Box 241, Kutztown, PA 19530.

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be recorded at

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Best Neighbor EVER

When we moved to Kutztown in 1985, one of the first people I met was my neighbor, Evelyn Adams. She was the best neighbor we ever had. We traded vegtables from our gardens, walked to Bourough meetings together, and talked often. She educated me about Kutztown history. We kept an eye on each other's homes when we traveled and she loved my cats, or most of them. ( One she called a SOB.) That was Evelyn. fun and willing to travel. One of my best memories of her and Paul was them walking home from a Bieber Bus day trip, wearing fun hats and carrying treasues from their trip. She was young at heart. 

Posted by Jan C on 11/14/2019

my dear neighbor

Evelyn was a great neighbor! she loved her pet cat Joshy and even loved and FED my cat Abby. I was just a college girl when I moved into 458 and she taught me things about how to be a couteous neighbor. I'll never forget her saying "you must bring up your trash  can Wendy" I remmebr I picked her green beans for her when she had surgery. Good memories


Posted by Wendy H on 11/14/2019