When Adena was 7-months-old, she lost her mother and went to live with her father’s sister and brother-in-law, who later adopted her. Adena accepted Jesus as Saviour at an early age. Adena and Albert farmed in the Greenfarm area until retirement. Adena loved to sing in the church choir and ladies quartet. She taught Sunday school, vacation Bible school and Pioneer Girls. She was active in the ladies aid, volunteered in the MCC thrift shop and visited the manor every Friday to sing with the residents. In her last year, she struggled with congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but she always had a smile.