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Valerie J. Adams

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Adams, Valerie J. "Val" Age 67, of Chicago, IL, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born November 24, 1946 in Chicago to her loving late parents, Will and Jane (nee Freeberg) Adams. Cherished sister of John (Linda) Adams of Naperville, IL, Steven Adams of Chicago and Judy (the late Curtis) Wagner of Naperville; beloved aunt of Allison and Andrew Wagner and Erik Adams. Valerie will be forever remembered by her many hundreds of friends and associates with whom she shared her passion for helping and supporting others while serving as a great writer, teacher, gardener and dear friend to all of them. Valerie's life was marked by a constant joy, humor, kindness, enthusiasm, optimism and excitement she shared with all who knew her. She enjoyed a rich career in journalism as a reporter, editor and manager with Advertising Age, Crain Communications and Chicago Times Magazine and in marketing with Media Options and Human Resource Management Systems, LLC. (HRMS), prior to a recent career change to the fields of medical coding and medical records with Little Sisters of the Poor. She delighted in serving as a docent with the Lincoln Park Conservatory and in her travel, sports and music activities. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Lincoln Park Conservancy, 2000 N. Racine Ave., Suite 2080, Chicago, IL 60614, or Little Sisters of the Poor, 2325 N. Lakewood Ave., Chicago, IL 60614. Memorial visitation: Saturday, July 26th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540. Memorial service to follow at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment is private. For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or www.friedrich-jones.com.
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on July 13, 2014
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