Soccorro ‘Cora’ Adame

Mass of Christian Burial for Señora Adame, 96, will be Friday August 26th, 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lawrence. Señora Adame died Sunday, August 21, with family around her. She was born August 28th 1918, in Mexico and came to the United States four years later, where she was raised by her parents Sarah and Jesus Ramirez. She graduated from Emporia High School, went on to college at Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, where she graduated with Masters and Bachelor’s degrees in Spanish, French, Psychology, and Art. While attending college she met Sam Adame and after graduation married him on June 10, 1942, in Emporia. Señora Adame began her teaching at Central Junior High School in Lawrence. Señora Adame then went on to establish the Language Arts department at Lawrence High School where she taught Spanish until her retirement. Señora’s tenure at LHS was filled with happiness and joy. Señora continued her passion of teaching where ever there was a need. She taught at the Senior Citizens Center right up until 2010. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and was active in the community. Señora Adame enjoyed her membership in the Lawrence doll club. She is survived by their three daughters, Rita Adame and Sara Adame Reese, both of Lawrence, and Laura Adame Trickey, Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Louis Ramirez of Wichita, a sister Lucy Roman of Whittier California, and predeceased by her parents and brothers Jimmy Ramirez, Lawrence Ramirez and sister Mary Black. Señora Adame is also survived by 10 grandchildren; Brandon and Candise Trickey, Robyn and Ramon Reese Garcia, Michael and Leslie Reese, Julie Trickey, Heather Trickey, Brian Trickey, Debra Trickey, Scott Trickey, Matt Reese and Marie, and Cal Trickey; and 20 great-grandchildren; Dustin, Ryan, Nathan, Greighson, Jessica, Antonio, Justine, Steven, Jordyn, Paisley, Christina, Sammy, Ellie, Mia, Rigley, Roman, Kaden, Kelsie, Kylie, Kaden and 3 Great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 pm with a rosary at 7 p.m. on Thursday August 25th, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation to the Cora Adame Scholarship Fund and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
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