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Richard Dale Adams
Terri June Frakes Adams

Married Life Begins...

Terri and Rick purchased Terri's grandmother' (Grace Bassett Conant's) mobile home and moved it to Adams Farm in Carrigan Township, south of Patoka. A few years later they bought a new modular home and placed it on Adams Farm (See pictures below) and then a few years after that they built a new house on the farm. The Adams' raise Quarter Horses for show. They had the World's Champion Quarter Horse one year.

       Terri filling glasses with ice on Thanksgiving at her house in 1997. You can see her bell collection on the wall.


       Terri attended Kaskaskia College and got her Associate Degree in nursing, graduating in 1990. At her pinning ceremony, she received her pin from Cousin Dale Bassett, Dean of Instruction at Kaskaskia College. She was a nurse at St. Louis Children's Hospital for several years, driving all the way to St. Louis before she began working as a nurse for the county back home in Marion County. She works out of Centralia at this time, 2003.

Rick Adams

Move To Kinmundy

Terri and Rick bought this house in Kinmundy so that their son, Brock, could play ball for South Central High School.
This is a beautiful old house that is located on "Quality Hill" on 3rd Street in Kinmundy.
The house was built in 1900.
The photo was taken on Saturday, May 10, 2003, the day before Mother's Day.
(They kept their house on Adams Farm, which they moved back into in Dec 2004).

Home of Rick and Terri (Frakes) Adams in Carrigan Township, Marion County, Illinois, near Patoka. Horse barns left of the home.
This photo was taken the 4th of July, 2012. As you can see in the photo, the grass is dead from the drought.
As I type this on the 2nd of August, 2012, it has not rained since. In a terrible drought.

Richard Dale and Terri June (Frakes) Adams
Rural Patoka, Carrigan Township
Marion County, Illinois

Richard Dale “Rick” ADAMS, born 9 May 1961, Centralia, Marion County, Illinois, son of Warren Richard and Sarah Jane (NATTIER) ADAMS.
    Rick married Terri June FRAKES 24 Jul 1981, Patoka Christian Church, Patoka, Marion County, Illinois, by Howard NEWLIN, pastor.
    Terri was born 22 Apr 1962, Highland, Madison County, Illinois, daughter of Philip Howard and Monna Marilyn (CONANT) FRAKES. Terri’s grandparents were William Philip and Beatrice Margaret Julietta (MERTEN) FRAKES; and George William and Grace (BASSETT) CONANT. Grace's grandmother, Sarah (CHILTON) BASSETT was 2nd cousin, once removed of Elizabeth (CHILTON) ADAMS (See Chapter 1).
    Rick and Terri were both very active in their high school years at Patoka. Rick played basketball and baseball throughout his school years. Rick was voted Mr. Patoka High School his graduating year of 1979. Terri was a cheerleader throughout her school years. She was on the volleyball team and the girls basketball team. She was class president her Freshman, Sophomore and Senior years in high school. She was Homecoming Queen her senior year. She was voted Miss Patoka High School her graduating year of 1980. She was salutatorian of her class.
    In 1979, Rick graduated from Patoka High School.
    In 1979, Rick traveled to Poland to play basketball for the Vandalia U.S.A. Team.
    Rick and Terri both attended St. Louis Christian College in St. Louis, Missouri.
    In 1980, Terri graduated from Patoka High School.
    In 1981, after they married, they moved onto Adams Farm in Carrigan Township. They first placed a singlewide trailer there. They then moved a modular home onto the property.
    About 1998, they built a new home on Adams Farm on Wisher Road in Carrigan Township.
    They bought a second home in Kinmundy so that their son, Brock, could play sports for the South Central School. They bought a beautiful historical home on Quality Hill on 3rd Street in Kinmundy. It had been built in 1900.
    In Dec 2004, they sold their home in Kinmundy and moved back to the farm in rural Patoka.
    Rick is a foreman at Radiac Abrasives in Salem.
    Terri is a registered nurse and after working for Children’s Hospital in St. Louis for several years, she is now working for the Marion County Health Department.
    Rick and Terri are members of the Patoka Christian Church.
    Politically, they are Republicans.
    In 2007, they live in rural Patoka, Carrigan Township, Marion County, Illinois.

Children of Richard Dale and Terri June (FRAKES) ADAMS:

1. Trent Maurice ADAMS, born 5 Dec 1982, Centralia, Marion County, Illinois. Trent was a 2001 graduate of Patoka High School.
    In 2001, Trent graduated from Patoka High School, Patoka, Marion County, Illinois.
    On 24 Mar 2006, Trent had his pinning, having graduated as a LPN from Kaskaskia College, which is in Clinton County, near Centralia. Trent also has an associates degree from Kaskaskia College.
    Immediately after graduation, Trent began working in Carlyle at a nursing home.
    In 2012, Trent lives in Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois.

2. Brock Richard ADAMS, born 26 Sep 1985, Centralia, Marion County, Illinois. Brock was a 2004 graduate of South Central High School in Farina, Fayette County, Illinois. He received a baseball scholarship to college in Olney, Illinois.
    In 2004, Brock graduated from South Central High Schoo, Farina, Fayette County, Illinois. That is the high school that Kinmudians went to.
    In 2006, Brock graduated from Olney Central College in Olney, Richland County, Illinios. He had a full baseball scholarship to attend.
    In 2009, Brock graduated from Robert Morris University in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois with a business degree.
    In 2012, Brock is managing Adams Farm in near Patoka, Marion County, Illinois.


Terri June Frakes
Terri's life before she married

Terri and her Dad
Terri Frakes Adams and her dad, Philip H. Frakes

Philip and Monna Conant Frakes
Terri's parents

Trent Maurice Adams
Terri and Rick's oldest son

Brock Richard Adams
Terri and Rick's youngest son

The Adams Family of Patoka
Rick's ancestors who settled in Patoka, Marion County, Illinois.

Email: Terri Adams

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