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Kathryn L. Adams

July 7, 1943 — February 21, 2024


Kathryn L. "Kass" Adams, 80, passed away on February 21, 2024 in Wellspan York Hospital. 

Kathryn Adams was born on July 7, 1943 in Lebanon to William Umberger and Helen M. Umberger nee Shay. Kathryn graduated from Lebanon High School in 1961 and worked at San Georgia. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and baking. Her specialities were peanut butter eggs, pumpkin pies and strawberry pies. Kass also, liked watching Penn State Football, Philadelphia Flyers, Phillies and Pittsburg Steelers with her husband, Ralph. She was a social butterfly with her husband and enjoyed spending with her family. They belonged to the Maennerchor, Perse, St. Gerties, Resuce Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary. Kass was also a lifelong member of the Moravian Church where she was involved with the Young at Hearts Club. 

She was survived by her husband Ralph D. Adams (of 61 years of marriage); children Kim Zidik (Tony), Kevin Adams (Cathy J. Smith), Karen Cantrell (Todd Sr.); grandchildren Ashley Wagner (Joe), Tyler Zidik, Shania Cantrell, Todd Jr. Cantrell, Maggie Cantrell, Adeena Smart, Mitch Ericson, Serena Ditzler, Lindsey Ditzler, Chelsea Ditzler; great grandchildren Luca, Dwyer and Holston, Emma, Levi, Cannon and River. Survived by sister Helen Fetzer, brother Bob Umberger and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by siblings William Umberger, Charlie Umberger, Clyde Umberger, Herb Umberger, Jean Piper and Ruth Tobias. 

Visitation will be on Monday, February 26, 2024 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM at Christman's Funeral Home, Inc., 226 Cumberland Street, Lebanon. Graveside service will follow the visitation at Moravian Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, February 26, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Christman's Funeral Home, Inc.

226 Cumberland St, Lebanon, PA 17042

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Graveside Service

Monday, February 26, 2024

1:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Moravian Cemetery

Lebanon, PA 17042

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