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Loreta Ballou Adams, 80, Columbia, KY (1940-2020)

Loreta Ballou Adams of Columbia passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020, at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was 80 years old.

Private funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Kurt Hill officiating. Burial will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery. The funeral service will be live streamed on Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home Facebook page.

Born August 2, 1940, in Columbia, KY, she was the daughter of the late Estel Eugene and Mary Hunter Ballou and wife of the late Jessie Adams and Harold Dean Willis.

Mrs. Adams was a member of the 3trees Church and loved cooking for her family and friends.

Survivors include five children Susan McCloud (Mike) of Bowling Green, KY, Sandy Conover, Bruce Willis (Sheila), Mary Keen (Stephen) and Matthew Willis (Keri) all of Columbia, KY; three step-children Dean Adams (Valerie), Randy Adams (Susan) and J. W. Adams (Sandy); thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren; five siblings Sherman Ballou (Sharon) of Cave City, KY, Juanita Pendygraft (Neil) of Glasgow, KY, John Ballou (Nancy), Marla Shelley (J. M.) and Nancy Reeves (Louis) all of Columbia, KY and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husbands she was preceded in death by a son-in-law Brad Conover.

Pallbearers will be John Aaron Conover, Evan McCloud, Joseph Willis, Andrew Willis, Hal Willis, Luke Keen, Samuel Willis and Warren Willis.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Loreta Ballou Adams, 80, Columbia, KY (1940-2020)

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