Earlinda was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene in Dexter, a former secretary for the Tom's Food Franchise in Dexter, and a former employee of the Moonier Greenhouse in Perryville. She attended Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1986 with a bachelor of science degree. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed being around people.
Besides her mother, Anna Mae Adams, she is survived by one brother, Nathan Earl Douglas Adams of Dexter: by one sister, Deborah Kirkpatrick and husband, Doug, of Dexter; nephews, Eric and Jeremy Kirkpatrick; her uncle and aunt, John and Aleatha Adams of Dexter; and by several cousins and many friends.
A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 in the Southwest Church of the Nazarene with Rev. John Adams officiating.