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A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 25 at 11:00 AM at Oakwood Bible Church, 4100 Oakland Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49008, with Pastor Bill Kiewiet officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service.
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Age 86, passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. She “closed her eyes on earth and opened her eyes in heaven!” Barb is survived by her loving family; husband, Walter B. Adams; daughter, Cathy (Ken) Garnaat; step-children, Cheryl Case, Walter “Chip” (Sue) Adams, Steve (Mary) Adams and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Adrian and Bertha (Visscher) Fryling; children and spouses, Candace (Dale) Bennett and James D. (Marjorie) Morren and five siblings, Elaine Sinke, Dona Longstreet, Jack Fryling, Judy Roggelien and Dan Fryling. Barb had a joyful and close relationship with her Savior, Jesus Christ and served Him with her whole heart. She is now in His loving arms enjoying her life in eternity with God and believers who have gone on before. She led many people to put their faith and trust in Jesus by helping them pray to ask forgiveness of their sins; believing in Jesus Christ’s death on the cross and resurrection from the dead by which he paved the way for believers to enter eternal life in heaven. She read the Bible, cover to cover, every year for many years, was a prayer warrior and taught Sunday school. She was a faithful wife, mother, friend and mentor with unconditional love, kept a beautiful home and was a welcoming hostess. She directed choirs since age 18, including Lake Center Bible Church, Oakwood Bible Church, and Reflections Park in Avon Park, FL. Even with Alzheimer’s, when no longer able speak sentences, she could still sing hymns, harmonize and quote Bible verses. She loved Psalm 23 which brought her great comfort. Her family rises up and calls her “blessed” (The Virtuous Woman Proverbs 31).