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Doris Margaret Leek Adams

Doris Margaret Leek Adams, 90, died peacefully at her home with her family present after a courageous 19 month battle with cancer.

Born Dec. 31, 1920, in Salineville, she was a daughter of the late Mearl and Suzanna (Snowden) Leek.

Doris graduated as valedictorian of the 1938 class of Salineville High School. She continued her education at Akron Business College where she graduated in 1940.

During WWII, she served as a secretary to Generals and Colonels at the Army Air Corp Training Command Headquarters in Fort Worth, TX, where her husband Martin was stationed. Doris continued her long successful career as an office manager for Smith Ford, Carrollton, and Our Company in Salineville.

She resided most of her life in Salineville where she had a number of hobbies, including golf, bridge, travel, dancing, and along with her husband Martin shared a love of horse racing. They successfully owned and raced horses at Mountaineer Park for 33 years. She also possessed a great sense of style.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Martin, at home; one daughter Marti Diane (Denise) Smye of Florida and Toronto, Canada; one son, Marty E. (Patti) Adams of Salineville; one brother, John David (Wilda) Leek of Palm Desert, CA; two sisters, Sonja Sue (Chuck) McCully of Palm Desert, CA, and Sara I. (James D) Smith of Salineville; two grandchildren, Joshua Martin (Dipali) Adams of Cincinnati and Matthew James Adams and fiancée Trista Choney of Washington, DC; and one great grandchild Parker Joshua Adams of Cincinnati.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas M. Leek.

Services were held June 21 at Kerr-Pastore Funeral Home in Salineville with Pastor Tom Allmon officiating.   Private burial services was in Woodland Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Valley Hospice, 380 Summit Ave., Steubenville, OH 43952.  To visit obituary or send on line condolences, visit www.kpwfh.com.

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