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Donald Eugene “Pap” Adams 1942-2024

Donald Eugene “Pap” Adams, 81, of Chambersburg, formerly of Shippensburg, passed away May 26, 2024 in Mercy House, Chambersburg.  

Donald Eugene “Pap” Adams
Donald Eugene “Pap” Adams

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nancy Lee (Hull) Adams.

Born July 4, 1942 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Johnny Shannon and Elizabeth Adams.  

Donald was a truck driver for numerous businesses and industries in the area until retiring. He loved being in the mountains, hunting deer, and picking mushrooms were some of his favorite things outside. Inside, it was Nascar, football and Western movies.

Surviving with his wife are 4 children: Deborah Lynn Adams of St. Thomas, David “ Bull” Adams, (Ginny) of Chambersburg, Kimberly Welkner, (Robert) of St. Thomas and Michael “Bo” Adams, (Athena) of Jim Thorpe; 1 brother, Rick Rhoads, (Suzanne) of Shippensburg;  4 grandchildren, Dustin Gettel, Tiffany Rotz (Jeremy), Megan Hughes and Shayla Starliper and 6 great grandchildren, Corrine, Arianna, Malik, Brooklynn, Aubree and his little angel, Harlow.  

He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Rhoads, and an infant sister at birth.

“Hi Ho Silver Away” – we love you.     

A memorial gathering will be arranged by the family.    

arrangements are entrusted to Agett-Lakjer Funeral Home.



Tammy Annette Robinson 1964-2024

For the past years, Tammy helped take care of her mother. She enjoyed watching game shows and listening to contemporary Christian music.

Robert William Gordon 1947-2024

Born August 18, 1947, a son of the late Merrill R. and Goldie E. Kotzmoyer Gordon, Bob liked to hunt and fish, and loved spending time with his family.

Janice Mae Keller 1938-2024

Janice always enjoyed shopping trips with her children and always used that opportunity to stop at her favorite restaurant, Olive Garden.

Ethel R. Smith 1935-2024

Ethel was a very loving and caring woman. She will always be remembered and cherished as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Sharon M. Matthews 1951-2024

Sharon enjoyed game shows on TV, mostly Wheel of Fortune. She also liked watching the Food Network and talk about what they made.

Ralph V. Foltz 1928-2024

Ralph enjoyed hunting, telling stories, and traveling around the United States on bus trips, alongside his wife Lois.

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