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Celebrating the life of

Mary Kemper Elkins Adams

November 22, 1940 - November 05, 2019

Kippy had a very, warm personality; friendly to everyone she met and has been called by many a “Lovely Lady”. She will be dearly missed.

Mary Kemper Elkins Adams

Mary Kemper Elkins Adams

Kippy passed away peacefully at Candler Hospital on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  She was born in Ridgeland, SC to the late William Robertson Elkins and Freda Irwin Elkins.  Kippy was a 1958 graduate of Savannah High School and attended Armstrong College.

Kippy had a very, warm personality; friendly to everyone she met and has been called by many  a “Lovely Lady”.  She loved playing tennis, bridge, and her arts and painting.  Most of all, Kippy adored her family.

Kippy had been a member of Junior League of Savannah, Huguenot Society of SC, National League of Colonial Dames, The Women’s Board of Bethesda, and The Women of St. John’s.  She was a life-long communicant of St. John’s Church (Episcopal).

Kippy is survived by her adoring husband of 57 years, Richard W. Adams; her daughter, Caroline Adams Warner and son-in-law, George Edwin Warner of Savannah; two sons, Wyman Reid Adams of Denver, CO, and Dr. Richard Davant Adams of Charleston, SC; her grandchildren, Katharine Drayton Warner and Mary Porcher Seawright Warner; a sister, Marcia Elkins Cook of Orlando, FL; and a nephew, Andrew Davant Cook of Orlando.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2019 at St. John’s Church (Episcopal).  A reception will be held immediately following the service.  A private burial will be held in Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

The family requests remembrances be made in Kippy’s honor to St. John’s Church Memorial Fund, 325 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401.

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GUEST BOOK

Kippy was an amazingly kind and fabulous tour guide at Historic Savannah Foundation. I worked with her in 1983! I even thought her daughter attended Mt Vernon College in DC...where I went. She was a gift to this life.

- Caroline Ellis Pennington, Sullivan’s Island , SC


Dicky, I am so sorry to learn about the passing of your sweet wife,Kippy. I always so enjoyed seeing both of you at our many SHS class reunions .I know both of you had a big part in making those events successful.I also know you will miss her very much. Hope to see you on one of my infrequent visit to Savannah. Sincerely BOB

- Robert Pruitt, Atlanta, Ga


Dicky, I am so sorry to learn about the passing of your sweet wife,Kippy. I always so enjoyed seeing both of you at our many SHS class reunions .I know both of you had a big part in making those events successful.I also know you will miss her very much. Hope to see you on one of my infrequent visit to Savannah. Sincerely BOB

- Robert Pruitt, Atlanta, Ga


Dick and Family, It was a shock to read the ST.JOHN'S bulletin today and see the annoucement about KIPPY. We are sorry we missed the visitation and the funeral service. Obviously, our prayers and thoughts are with the ADAMS FAMILY. Our complete unawareness leaves us with great remorse and deep regret. Barbara and Bill Strickland

- Barbara & Bill Strickland, Savannah, GA


So sorry for your loss. I will always remember the fun and friendship we shared at Savannah Hi and Armstrong. Kippy was loved by all of us in that circle of friends.

- Sue Dodge Schieffelin, Maitland, Florida


So sorry for your loss. I will always remeber the fun and friendship we shared at Savannah Hi and Armstrong.

- Sue Dodge Schieffelin, Maitland, Florida


Dee and family— We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of this beautiful and amazing woman! Know we are thinking of you all back in Summerville and pray for your strength to get through this difficult loss. Hold her tight in your memories and actions, and she will live on in each of you. Our condolences, Dr. Beth and Jack Cook

- Cook, Summerville, SC


Dee, I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was a light to all her knew her and a wonderful women. I will be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate this difficult time together. Melissa

- Melissa Corn Liner, Raleigh, NC


So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with this family..

- Mr. & Mrs. Howard Dearing and Beth Dearing, Savannah, GA


I always loved seeing your mom during our years at SCDS. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Katherine

- Katherine Quattlebaum , Savannah , Ga


I am so sorry for your loss

- Kim Camp, Savannah, Ga


We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. She was always a very lovely person.

- Larrry & Lynn Palmer, Savannah, Ga


So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Kippy was such a lovely lady and will be truly missed by all. Fondly, Jettie and Darrel Hearne

- Jettie & Darrell Hearne, Savannah, GA


Kipper was a beautiful lady, neighbor and friend. Her warm presence at St Johns Church and other events will be sorely missed. I pray for her and wish Dickie and her family peace in this difficult time.

- Charles Gay, Savannah, GA


I am so heartbroken to hear about Kippy's passing. Kippy was my mother's best childhood friend and every time we came to Savannah from Maryland to visit my Grandmother, the highlight of the trip was to see Kippy, Dickie, Caroline, Reid and Dee. Kippy treated us like we were one of her own kids. Her beautiful southern voice was so comforting to me as a child. I can hear her now. I know it's been years since we have all seen each other, but I want you all to know how much I loved our time together when we were all younger. I am sending big hugs and kisses to all of you from Richmond, VA. I am truly sorry for this loss.

- Sue Heffron (Belair), Richmond, VA


Kippy was an amazingly kind and fabulous tour guide at Historic Savannah Foundation. I worked with her in 1983! I even thought her daughter attended Mt Vernon College in DC...where I went. She was a gift to this life.

- Caroline Ellis Pennington, Sullivan’s Island , SC


Dicky, I am so sorry to learn about the passing of your sweet wife,Kippy. I always so enjoyed seeing both of you at our many SHS class reunions .I know both of you had a big part in making those events successful.I also know you will miss her very much. Hope to see you on one of my infrequent visit to Savannah. Sincerely BOB

- Robert Pruitt, Atlanta, Ga


Dicky, I am so sorry to learn about the passing of your sweet wife,Kippy. I always so enjoyed seeing both of you at our many SHS class reunions .I know both of you had a big part in making those events successful.I also know you will miss her very much. Hope to see you on one of my infrequent visit to Savannah. Sincerely BOB

- Robert Pruitt, Atlanta, Ga


Dick and Family, It was a shock to read the ST.JOHN'S bulletin today and see the annoucement about KIPPY. We are sorry we missed the visitation and the funeral service. Obviously, our prayers and thoughts are with the ADAMS FAMILY. Our complete unawareness leaves us with great remorse and deep regret. Barbara and Bill Strickland

- Barbara & Bill Strickland, Savannah, GA


So sorry for your loss. I will always remember the fun and friendship we shared at Savannah Hi and Armstrong. Kippy was loved by all of us in that circle of friends.

- Sue Dodge Schieffelin, Maitland, Florida


So sorry for your loss. I will always remeber the fun and friendship we shared at Savannah Hi and Armstrong.

- Sue Dodge Schieffelin, Maitland, Florida


Dee and family— We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of this beautiful and amazing woman! Know we are thinking of you all back in Summerville and pray for your strength to get through this difficult loss. Hold her tight in your memories and actions, and she will live on in each of you. Our condolences, Dr. Beth and Jack Cook

- Cook, Summerville, SC


A candle has been lit!

- Joy Dearing , Georg


Dee, I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was a light to all her knew her and a wonderful women. I will be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate this difficult time together. Melissa

- Melissa Corn Liner, Raleigh, NC


So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with this family..

- Mr. & Mrs. Howard Dearing and Beth Dearing, Savannah, GA


I always loved seeing your mom during our years at SCDS. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Katherine

- Katherine Quattlebaum , Savannah , Ga


I am so sorry for your loss

- Kim Camp, Savannah, Ga


A candle has been lit!

- Dee Dee Seagraves , Georg


We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. She was always a very lovely person.

- Larrry & Lynn Palmer, Savannah, Ga


So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Kippy was such a lovely lady and will be truly missed by all. Fondly, Jettie and Darrel Hearne

- Jettie & Darrell Hearne, Savannah, GA


Kipper was a beautiful lady, neighbor and friend. Her warm presence at St Johns Church and other events will be sorely missed. I pray for her and wish Dickie and her family peace in this difficult time.

- Charles Gay, Savannah, GA


A candle has been lit!

- Ron Burton , Colorado


I am so heartbroken to hear about Kippy's passing. Kippy was my mother's best childhood friend and every time we came to Savannah from Maryland to visit my Grandmother, the highlight of the trip was to see Kippy, Dickie, Caroline, Reid and Dee. Kippy treated us like we were one of her own kids. Her beautiful southern voice was so comforting to me as a child. I can hear her now. I know it's been years since we have all seen each other, but I want you all to know how much I loved our time together when we were all younger. I am sending big hugs and kisses to all of you from Richmond, VA. I am truly sorry for this loss.

- Sue Heffron (Belair), Richmond, VA


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200