Mrs. Adelia Mary Louise Honker Cyrus, 87, of Franklin, formerly of Vevay and Madison, entered this life on Nov. 8, 1929, in Columbus, Ohio.
She was the loving daughter of the late Lloyd and Nellie Mae Hall Honker-Burkett. She was raised in Columbus, Ohio, and attended school there.
On June 14, 1945, she was united in marriage to Ted Cyrus in Paintsville, Kentucky. This happy union of 44 years was blessed with five sons and two daughters. The family resided in Vevay for awhile and then in Madison.
She worked at Plastic Molding Co. in Vevay and then at Myer’s Manufacturing in Madison. They moved to Edinburgh, and she worked at the sewing factory in Franklin for several years.
Adelia was a member of the Separate Baptist Church in Edinburgh.
She loved sewing, reading her Bible, cooking and raising her family.
Adelia died on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 6:57 p.m. at the Homeview in Franklin.
Adelia will be missed by her loving sons, Teddy Cyrus of Edinburgh, Benny Cyrus and his wife, Diana, of Madison, Dennis Cyrus and his wife, Debbie, of Brown County, and Tony Cyrus of Edinburgh; her loving daughters, Carolyn Cyrus of Edinburgh and JoAnn Cyrus Johnson and her husband, Dale, of Edinburgh; her loving grandchildren, Angela, Candy Jo, Scott, Scott, Christy, Sara, Rex, Amanda, Joey and Alisha; 13 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Berniece Honker of Columbus; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd Honker; her mother, Nellie Mae Hall Honker Burkett; her husband of 44 years, Ted Cyrus, who died August 29, 1989; her brothers, Johnny, Clyde and Carlos Honker; her unnamed infant son; and her stepfather, Noah Burkett.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday by Pastor Troy Hedges at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison. Interment will follow in the Springdale Cemetery, 600 W. Fifth St., Madison. Friends may call from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to activities fund at Homeview Assisted Living. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Madison.