Danny Edward Adams, 72, of Taylorville, Ill., passed from his earthly life into the arms of Jesus at 3:15 PM on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Regency Care in Springfield, Ill.


He was born on March 11, 1948 in Decatur, Ill. Danny was the youngest child of George Edward and Hattie G. (Lorenz) Adams.  He graduated from Taylorville High School with the class of 1966.  Danny married Marianne Ricci on June 23, 1974 in Taylorville.


Danny was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorville. He was co-owner of Pana Monument Company in Pana, Ill. and Adams and Masterson Memorials in Taylorville. He began his working career as a paper carrier for the Breeze Courier. He continued at the newspaper in circulation, typesetting, and lastly in advertising.


Danny was proud to accomplish the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a past member of Taylorville Lions Club. He belonged to the Illinois Monument Association, where he had served as both Vice President and later President. He was also a National Trustee in the Monument Builders of North America.


Surviving are his wife Marianne of Taylorville; son Ricci Edward Adams of Sunnyvale, Calif.; his mother Hattie Adams of Taylorville; sister Anita Netherton of Decatur; nieces Susan Masterson Duncan, Dawn Adams Hudson, Alisa Whitchurch; nephews Brad Netherton, Michael Masterson, and Brian Netherton. He is also survived by two great nieces, two great nephews, two great-great nieces, and one great-great nephew.


He was preceded in death by his father and his brother Ernie Adams.


Private services will be held Tuesday, December 29th at Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorville. Pastor Steve Switzer will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.


In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to: Missions Fund c/o Calvary Baptist Church, 930 Haner Ave., Taylorville, IL 62568; or Activity Fund c/o Regency Care, 2120 West Washington St., Springfield, IL 62704.


As COVID-19 contributed to his passing, the family requests for strict mask usage and social distancing. A live stream of his service will be available through Calvary Baptist Church.


Masterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Kincaid is honored to be entrusted with his care. 


Condolences may be left at and will be forwarded to his family.


In Iieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Calvary Baptist Church Faith Promise Missions, 930 Haner Avenue, Taylorville, IL   62568, or the activity fund at Regency Healthcare, 2120 West Washington, Springfield, IL   62704.

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