Our Adams Funeral Chapel staff is a group of caring and compassionate professionals who are dedicated and instrumental in fulfilling our goal of providing “The very best for You, Your Family and Your Loved One.”
Tammy has been associated with Adams Funeral Chapel since its opening in 1996. She was co-owner for 19 years and has now assumed the role as General Manager. She is so honored to be a part of the Adams Funeral Chapel staff that is truly committed to assisting families in creating a service to truly honor and celebrate the life of their loved one. When not working, she and husband Doug, enjoy traveling, yard work and landscaping.
Gregory K. Epperson
Funeral Director and Embalmer
Greg graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1991 and has worked as Adams Funeral Chapel’s funeral director and embalmer for the past 13 years. Prior to joining the team, however, Greg worked as a licensed paramedic for almost two decades. His expertise in the prep room and commitment to helping provide families proper closure allow him to excel at embalming and conducting services. Some of his other responsibilities at the funeral home consist of meeting with families, performing removals, and completing arrangements. In his extra time, Greg enjoys model railroading and playing music.
Kim has been working as an Adams Funeral Chapel funeral attendant for the past 17 years. While she thoroughly enjoys her role as a wife, mother, and grandmother, she also has a passion for working with others and helping them through difficult experiences. No matter how small the impact, Kim is honored to be able to help visitors cope with the loss of their loved ones. Kim loves working at Adams, as she is proud of the passion and work ethic of the staff as a whole. She feels that they work well together, possessing the ability to accomplish any task at hand.
Terry, a retired Charleston Fire Department battalion chief, has been with Adams Funeral Chapel since 2004. Whether he is assisting with service preparation or greeting visitors, he is pleased to have the opportunity to help others through the difficult times that accompany loss. When Terry is not working with the funeral home, he enjoys photography projects such as participation in Find A Grave.
Erin Alise Blitz
Having been an Adams funeral attendant for 11 years, Erin has filled many positions at the funeral home. In addition to answering the phones and greeting the public, her computer and graphic design skills enable her to manage the photos and videos for obituaries and programs, download and burn videos and service recordings, as well as oversee printed materials.
Before joining the Adams Funeral Chapel team, Erin was a part-time Art instructor at Eastern Illinois University. Outside of the workplace, she has participated in a variety of volunteer opportunities; she is currently serving as a commissioner on the Charleston Historic Preservation Commission and works as a professional fused glass artist.
Darrell has been a funeral attendant at Adams Funeral Chapel for 10 years, where his primary duties include funeral set up and material distribution. Prior to his position at Adams, he worked for many years as the manager of a printing company, steel factory, and grocery store. Darrell greatly enjoys working at Adams, and his ability to get along with others allows him to best assist friends and family of the deceased. In his spare time, Darrell loves working with his church community as well as going hunting and fishing.
Suellen M. Bennett
For the past six years, Sue’s commitment to helping others has allowed her to be a dedicated funeral attendant at Adams Funeral Chapel. Not only do her duties consist of greeting families and assisting during service preparation, but they also include being a helping hand ready to meet the needs of all those that come in – a task she enjoys very much. In addition to her time spent at Adams, Sue also loves playing the piano and organ.
Kenda has been working with Adams Funeral Chapel for the past 8 years. During this time, her position as a funeral attendant has called her to fulfill housekeeping duties, set up responsibilities, and her favorite task of all: greeting and assisting families and friends of the deceased. Prior to her time with the funeral home, she worked with the Coles County probation office for 12 years. Outside of the workplace, Kenda enjoys camping outdoors.
Suz has been a funeral attendant at Adams Funeral Chapel for five years. Her outgoing and caring nature lend to her commitment to housekeeping and making all visitors feel welcome. Suz will soon retire from the Special Education field, having spent 15 years working with preschoolers and the last years working with a boy with Autism. She and her husband, Bob, are looking forward to her retirement and more free time to spend working with the local Cub Scout pack.
With an extended past in management and supervision, Tom has been an Adams Funeral Chapel funeral attendant for the past four years. While some of his daily duties consist of holding the door and distributing memorial folders, his favorite part of his position is his time spent with the friends and family that come through the door. In addition to his time spent at Adams, Tom also loves to go camping with his grandchildren.
Jo Ellen Hickenbottom
Having retired from 25 years of program coordination at Eastern Illinois University and joining the Adams Funeral Chapel team, Jo Ellen Hickenbottom has always been in the business of assisting the public. Some of her daily responsibilities as a funeral attendant include preparing the chapel for visitor arrival, greeting friends and family of the deceased, helping with the guest book, and participation in post-service housekeeping. Jo Ellen feels that her greatest strength as an Adams staff member is her natural ability to communicate with others, especially during times of need. When she is not busy with the funeral home, Jo Ellen enjoys fulfilling items on her bucket list – her most recent adventure being zip lining in the Smokey Mountains.
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