Feb. 1, 1920-July 5, 2010
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Elva Louise "Boots" Adams, 90, of McCook, died Monday (July 5, 2010) at Great Plains Medical Center in North Platte.
Boots was born on Feb. 1, 1920, in Arlington, South Dakota to Ernest James and Mabel Flossie (Flanders) Coy. She graduated from Arlington High School.
On June 10, 1953, she was united in marriage to Leroy Edwin Adams in Sterling, Colorado. Together, they drove trucks over the road across the United States. She was also head cook for Larry's Café for seven years.
Boots was a member of the McCook Eagles Club. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, embroidery work, and crocheting. She also enjoyed being in the kitchen cooking and baking.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Ernest and Mabel Coy; husband, Leroy Adams on Jan. 10, 2000; two sons-in-law, Herb Johnson and Hyman Self; brothers, Arthur, Howard, Alvin, Clair, Clarence, Delbert and Harold Coy; sisters, Ellen Stenberg, Esther Garrison; and half-sister, Leona Jeanblanc.
Survivors include her daughters, Sandra Johnson of Hemphill, Texas and Jeanne Self of Leesville, Lousiana; brother, Dwayne Coy and wife, Sheila, of Birmingham, Alabama; half-brother, Lavern "Chuck" Coy of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; nephew, Philip and wife, Jani Little and family; niece, LaVella and husband, Bob Farr of Cambridge; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved pets, dachshunds Orphan Annie and Kemo-Sabe, "Kemo."
Memorial services will be Friday at 10 a.m., at Carpenter Breland Chapel with Terry McCorkle officiating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Friends may sign her book at the funeral home or send condolences to www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements