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Kenneth "K. P." Adams '50 December 9, 2019 12:29 PM updated: December 9, 2019 12:33 PM

Schaetter Funeral Home-Fredericksburg obituary
301 E. San Antonio Street
PO Box 489
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Phone: (830) 997-2151
Fax: (830) 997-2153
Toll Free: 800-880-2152

Kenneth Payne Adams
June 17, 1929 - December 01, 2019

Kenneth P. Adams (K.P.) met his heavenly father on December 1, 2019. He was born on the family farm near Tulia, Swisher County, Texas on June 17, 1929; the ninth of ten children born to John Henry and Willie Inda Adams. At the age of 17 he entered Texas A& M University in 1946 and upon graduation in 1950 attended UT Medical Branch in Galveston. After medical school he completed his internship at Robert B. Green Hospital in San Antonio where he met and married his lifetime companion, Mary Jane Kramp, on November 16, 1954. After completing his internship, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army in Baumholder, Germany. Upon completion of his military service he returned to Texas to practice Family Medicine, establishing the Arlington Medical Association with his medical school buddy Frank Dingwerth. He was recognized as a pillar of the Arlington medical community during his long career as a family practice doctor, delivering over 2,000 babies between 1957 and 1992. Upon his retirement Kenneth and Mary Jane moved from Arlington to a ranch on the banks of the Pedernales River near Fredericksburg, Texas. Kenneth loved being a gentleman rancher, visiting family, traveling the world, fishing, woodworking, swimming, playing bridge, singing tenor in his church choir and a bowl of his favorite ice cream.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Mary Jane Adams; parents John Henry Adams and Willie Inda Smith; sisters Wanda Hamilton and Glenna Rodden; brothers Thomas Dwight Adams, Jack Lyndon Adams, J.K. Adams, Rucker Udell Adams, James Henry Adams and William Olen Adams. He is survived by a sister Adell Soots; sister-in-law Joyce Adams; son David Adams and wife Penny Adler of Alaska; daughter Julie Schott and husband Joey Schott of Fredericksburg; daughter Penny Adams of Fredericksburg; son Tim Adams and wife Lamyai Adams of Thailand; and his grandchildren Marta, Adam, Sean, Dean, Rachel, Michelle, Michael and Matthew. Also left to cherish his memory are many nephews, nieces and great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his dear friend Nell Norman.

Services will be held on Saturday, December 14th with a Memorial Service to be held at 10:00 A.M. in the Grand Ballroom of Morningside Ministries- Menger Springs, Boerne, Texas. A Burial Service will follow at 3:00 P.M. in Greenwood Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Texas.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff of Morningside Ministries- Menger Springs in Boerne for their kind support and loving care in his final years. We also wish to thank the staff at Alamo Hospice for their support in this time of need. Memorial contributions may be made in Kenneth’s honor to HCM Foundation at or to the charity of choice.


Memorial Service
Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00 AM

Grand Ballroom of Morningside Ministries-Menger Springs
1100 Grand Blvd.
Boerne, Texas 78006

Graveside Service
Saturday, December 14, 2019
3:00 PM

Greenwood Cemetery
1665 North Llano Street
Fredericksburg, Texas

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