Obituary of Janice Louise Adams
Janice Louise (Sramek) Adams was born on July 11, 1943 at home in Leoti, Kansas. She was the second oldest of 11 children born to Philip and Josephine Sramek. After graduating from Scott Community High School, she followed her dream to go to college in California at the University of San Diego, but ultimately came back to her home state and graduated with a bachelor"s degree in Political Science from Kansas State University. She went on to earn her master"s degree at UMKC and became a teacher working in Missouri and later California, where she met and married John Wilburn Adams, an Air Force Captain and love of her life. They had a daughter, Jennifer Anne and soon afterwards were deployed overseas and lived in Taiwan. Unfortunately, six months later John was killed in action during the Vietnam War, leaving her widowed at age 28. She returned to the States and decided to start a new life in Phoenix, AZ where her older brother Jerald was settling. She lived in Phoenix for 50 years, except for three years when she attended law school in San Diego, until her death on May 13th 2022, she was 78 years old. Janice leaves behind her only daughter Jennifer (Adams) Basinger, son-in-law David Basinger, grandsons Nicholas and Nathanael Basinger, brother Terry Sramek and sisters Philene Picket, Cindy Kelly, Joleen Rupp, Patricia Greenbank and Nancy Sramek. Preceding her in death were her husband John Adams, parents Josephine and Philip Sramek, brothers Jerald and Jimmy Sramek, and sisters Charlene Sramek and Jacque Sramek Lucero. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4th at Falconer Funeral Home, 251 W. Juniper Avenue, Gilbert, AZ 85233 with a reception following at her daughter and son-in-law"s home. She will be laid to rest with her husband, John at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Janice Adams , please visit Tribute Store
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Falconer Funeral Home
251 W. Juniper Ave.
GILBERT, Arizona, United States