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Gayle Maxine Adams

August 1, 1944 — February 8, 2024

Indianapolis

Gayle Maxine Adams, 79, went to be with her Lord Thursday February 8, 2024, in Indianapolis, IN.  

 

Gayle was born on August 1, 1944, in Britton, SD to Leslie W and Sylvina E Savey in Britton, SD. She was a graduate of Oakes State High School in Oakes, ND in May 1962. She went on to attend Minnesota Bible College where she met and married W. Herman Adams on June 5, 1965. Gayle graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sacred Music in May of 1966.  

 

Gayle began a life in ministry alongside her husband Herman beginning in Pleasantville, IA in 1968. They served together in ministries over the years in South Bend, IN, Mishawaka, IN and Lansing, IL. Along with her years of ministry as a minister’s wife, she also taught piano lessons to dozens of children, passing on her love of music and playing the piano. Upon returning to central Indiana from Illinois in 1986, they settled in Kempton, Indiana, where Gayle began working in banking. Being a long-time member of East 91st Christian Church, in 1994, Gayle began a part time position with the church in Childrens Ministry. Later, Gayle and Herman moved to the northeast side of Indianapolis and Gayle took a full-time position with the church where she served faithfully in the Childrens Ministry until July of 2015.  

 

Gayle was full of life, caring, loving, and devoted to God, her husband, her children, her grandchildren, great grandchildren, her church families. Along with her passion for music and playing the piano, she loved cooking for her family and other people as well as making ceramics.   

 

Gayle is survived by her husband, W. Herman Adams of Indianapolis, IN, four children, Jeff (Beth) Adams of Louisville, KY, Steve (Shari) Adams of Richmond, IN, Melinda of Indianapolis and Aaron (Laura) Adams of Fortville, IN, 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Sharon Savey of Oakes, ND, nieces Kim (Mike) Brademeyer of Verona, ND, Fawn (Scott) Blixt of Oakes, ND, and Teri (Travis) Adolphs of Englevale, ND.   

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Leslie E. Savey of Oakes, ND, nephews Paul Savey of Pocatello, ID and Lonnie Savey of Oakes, ND.   

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the following ministries Gayle and Herman Supported:  

 

Remember the Children    A ministry to Romania and Tanzania working with Orphans, Church Planting and Leadership Development. Donations can be made at  

 

Pat & Katie Gerber   Who work with Missionaries of Hope International (MOHI) and Christian Missionary Fellowship International (CMFI) to empower MOHI staff to improve ministries and international partnerships. Donations can be made at http://give.cmfi.org/category/people-and-projects/mohi/patrick-katie-gerber   

 

Visitation and funeral will be held at East 91st Street Christian Church, 6049 E 91st street, Indianapolis, IN 46250 

 

Visitation : Wednesday February 14, 2024…………………… 5:00 – 7:00pm  

         Thursday February 15, 2024……………………….10:00 – 11:00am  

Funeral: Thursday February 15, 2024…………………………..11:00am  

Burial: West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown, IN  

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

East 91st St Christian Church

6049 E 91st St, Indianapolis, IN 46250

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Visitation

Thursday, February 15, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

East 91st St Christian Church

6049 E 91st St, Indianapolis, IN 46250

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 15, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

East 91st St Christian Church

6049 E 91st St, Indianapolis, IN 46250

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Burial

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

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