James L. Adams

November 30, -0001 - August 26, 2009

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ADAMS, James L., 80, of Sharonville, was called home Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, to his Saviour’s side surrounded by those who loved him dearly. He retired as an associate editor at The Cincinnati Post and authored four books. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis (nee Boehringer) Adams, of 54 years. Devoted father of Jeanne Houck, Pamela Adams, Cheryl Adams, James “Jamie” Adams and Caitlin “Cady” (Dustin) Knight. Doting great-grandfather of Clara Knight. Cherished brother of June Adams and the late Faye Tillett. Visitation from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, at Hodapp Funeral Home, 7401 Vine St., Carthage. Funeral services at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Northern Hills Bible Chapel, 1155 W. Galbraith Road, Finneytown, 45231. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Missionary Fund at Northern Hills Bible Chapel. Burial at Bethel Ridge, Kentucky.


Joshua Miekley - Sep 24, 2009

I was very sorry to hear about Jim going to be with the Lord. The community has lost a great man. The family of faith at the chapel has lost a great man of God. And I’m sure more than anyone else, you feel the loss of a great husband, father, and grandfather. I appreciated Jim’s witty sense of humor, care for the well-being of believers at the chapel, including myself, grammar corrections after a few of my messages, and desire to instruct and encourage others through God’s Word.

Carla Schutte - Aug 31, 2009

Dear Cheryl, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I have very fond memories of spending time at your house when we were young and what a kind and gentle man he was. May all of your precious memories of him serve as a comfort to you in the coming days. My prayers are with you and your family.
Carla (Dobkins) Schutte

Bob & Scotti - Aug 31, 2009

Phyllis & family, Sorry we couldn’t be there with you. Glad Jim is Home but know it’s hard for y’all. Our prayers are with you. Jim was very special to me (Bob) for many decades & to Scotti also more recently. All of you are, too.

We’ll be back in Cincinnati some day.

Brent Ponce - Aug 28, 2009


Our prayers are with you and your family during this time. Jim was a wonderful example of a godly man to our family and the brethren of Northern Hills. I was particularly challenged and encouraged by his life of excellence at home, work and for the Kingdom.


Brent and Sandi Ponce

Evetta Crump - Aug 28, 2009

To the family may God bless and keep you through this time in your life. We know that he is the only one that can take us through all of the good and bad times in our lives.

God knew best. He just needed him with him.

Mrs. Crump

Jack & Patti Boehnlein - Aug 28, 2009

To Jim’s family:
You have our heartfelt sympathy as you face the physical loss of a very special man. His wit, wisdom and willingness to do all that he could for those he loved will surely be missed. We rest in the knowledge that he is with His Savior and find comfort in knowing that his rest is found in his Lord.
-Jack and Patti

Pamela C Cross - Aug 28, 2009

My Dearest Cheryl and Family,

You are in my prayers but I know the Lord will comfort all of you. He will give you strength during this time. I do know that all of you are celebrating in your own ways in knowing that your loved one is with God in heaven. Much love to you my dear friend, Cheryl. God Be With You All.

cindy geier - Aug 27, 2009

James, I was so sorry to hear about your Dads passing. My sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family. May the love of your family be a comfort to you.

Pauline Holland - Aug 27, 2009

To the family:
So sorry for your loss, know that he is in a better place, free of pain & suffering. My thoughts & prayers are with your family through this difficult time. Know that God will see all of you thru the sorrow & grief.
With depest sympathy
Pauline (I work with James)

Gary and Lois Griswold - Aug 27, 2009

Dearest Phyllis, Jeannie, Pam, Cheryl, Jamie and June — Jim will be missed by all of us at Northern Hills Bible Chapel — especially our Monday night Bible Study in his and Phyllis and Jamie’s home…What a gracious, loving man…a Christian Brother…a true friend…a spiritual leader…we have all been touched by Jim’s life and are saddened to not have him here…but KNOW where he is — with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ in Heaven….Safe in His Everlasting Arms…What a Blessing Jim has been to Gary and I…we will not sorrow as others that have NO HOPE…but, we will sorrow, for sure. Love, Gary and Lois

Lois R. Griswold - Aug 27, 2009

Dearest Cady, My heart is saddened for you, my dear…it must be so hard to say goodbye to your Poppy — but, there is JOY in knowing that we will meet with him again in Glory…Your strength at Hospice spoke to my heart…You are a love…I know you will miss your Poppy…He’s Safe in Jesus Arms…Your family is very precious to us. Love, Lois

Cady - Aug 27, 2009

I love you Poppy! So much! I can’t believe you’re really gone. I only got 21 short years with you and now the world seems so scary. You were the best father to me and the most wonderful great grandpa to Clara. You will be in our hearts everyday. I love you, dear father. With love, Cady (Jim’s Granddaughter)