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Marie Eileen Adams

October 1, 1936 — July 22, 2020

Marie Eileen Adams, 83, of Indianapolis, passed away at Community South Hospital on July 22, 2020 surrounded by her family. Marie was born on October 1, 1936 at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove to the late Delbert F. and Marie T. (Munsch) McCormick.

Marie graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Indianapolis. She went on to have a successful career in banking, being employed at Savings Bank of Mendocino County and Exchange Bank both in California. In her retirement Marie enjoyed playing golf at Oak Tree Golf Club where she was also employed part time. Marie enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers. She also enjoyed baking for her loved ones and friends at IU Health Pharmacy; she was always baking new things for them to try. Marie’s great sense of humor will be missed by all of those who loved her.

Along with her parents, Marie is preceded in death by her first husband, Robert A. Cook; her second husband, Maurice Cox, and her most recent husband, George R. Adams; a son, Robert A. Cook, Jr.; and siblings, Bernie McCormick and Patricia Heidenreich.

Survivors include her children, Christine M. (Allen) Kanaday, Andrea A. “Ande” (Robert) Scott, and Thomas M. (Veronica) Cook; brother, Paul McCormick; brother-in-law, William Heidenreich; 15 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Family and friends will gather for the visitation on Monday, July 27, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. in the O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 South East Street, Indianapolis. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. in St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 8300 Rahke Road, Indianapolis. Burial will follow the mass in Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis.All guests will be required to respectfully wear masks and observe social distancing at the request of our government officials. Marie's visitation and mass will be live streamed at eastern standard time for those wishing to participate from afar. In lieu of flowers, Marie has requested memorial donations be made to the Sacred Heart Building Fund. Checks can be made out to Sacred Heart Parish with "Building Fund, Brother Wewer" in the Memo; envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Join us in celebrating Marie’s Mass of Christian burial at: . Please visit to sign the online guest registry for Marie.

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Monday, July 27, 2020

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

O'Riley - Branson Funeral Service & Crematory

6107 S. East St, Indianapolis, IN 46227

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

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