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Raymond E. Adams III

February 23, 2018

Maple Hill—Raymond E. Adams III, of Maple Hill, Kansas was born January 30, 1952 in Manhattan, Kansas the son of Raymond E. Adams Jr. and Anne

Eddie was the heir to the Adams Cattle Company-Maple Hill, which is now R.E. Adams III LLC. At the time of his passing, Eddie and his son were continuing the legacy but taking the company in a new direction with farming and fall-calving cows.

Eddie attended high school at Pembroke-Country Day School in Kansas City, Missouri where he graduated in 1970.  He graduated in 1974 from Kansas State University in Manhattan, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.  He met his wife, Margaret “Peggy” Farley, while both were attending K-State.  They were married May 27, 1972, at the Leawood United Presbyterian Church.

Eddie is survived by his wife, Peggy, his daughter, Jessica Anne Denton (Janne); his son, Raymond E. Adams IV “Pete” and his wife, LeAnn; granddaughters, Lauren Newell, and Meredith, Sarah and Amelia Denton, and step-granddaughters, Hadley and Autymn Schreiner.

He is also survived by his mother, Anne; two sisters, Sally Bitar and Marie Dolembo (Tom); three brothers, John (Lisa), Clay and Charlie Adams; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as friends.

Graveside services and interment will be at 11:30 A.M. Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Maple Hill Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the “Old Stone Church” and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.  To leave online condolences please go to www.piperfuneralhome.com.


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18 thoughts on “Raymond E. Adams III

  1. Sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. Enjoyed grade school with him. Ann Deiter is my sister, we know Marie and Sally.

  2. Sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. I’m at Hesston, originally from Maple Hill, went to grade school with him, out of state when I heard, I enjoyed his friendship then, he portrayed the rancher life well. My sister is Ann Deiter, I know Marie and Sally.

  3. To the Family & Friends of Raymond E. Adams III:

    My deepest sympathy to each of you. May the love and the memories that you shared be of comfort to you. Our heavenly Father promises that he will restore life to many who have fallen asleep in death.  He assures us that the day is soon to come in which the tears of sorrow of death  will be no more.

    Revelation 21:3-5
    John 5:28,29

  4. Brady and I are beyond shocked and saddened. Ed was a wonderful wonderful man. We thought the world of him. Always a smile and a knack for making everyone feel genuinely important and that he enjoyed being with them. We are so sorry Peggy and kids.

  5. Your family is in my prayers. May your memories sustain you and bring you peace and smiles from this time forward. Eddie’s passing will create a void not just for your family, but within the Maple Hill community, Wabaunsee County, and the livestock industry.
    With sympathy and God Bless

  6. Everyone in the Singleton family hold Eddie in the highest esteem and deeply valued his friendship. Our love and prayers are with you.

  7. I have lost a good friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Peggy, Pete, Janne, and the family.

    I will miss you old friend….

  8. Our condolences to the Adams family at the untimely death of our friend Eddie. From the Bob Stockman Family.

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