Dawn Marie McAdams, 45, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dawn Marie McAdams, 45, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dawn was born May 15, 1966, in Fairfax, Missouri, the daughter of Charles M. and Sharon R. (LaQuet) McAdams.  She was raised in Sugar Creek, Missouri, and she graduated from high school at Lincoln Academy in Kansas City.  Shortly after, she enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  Following her discharge from active duty, Dawn briefly lived in several towns prior to settling in Springfield, where she made her home for the past 23 years.

Survivors include three children: Bethany Rose Schaaf, Zachery Matthew Schaaf, and Thomas Charles Buck, all of Springfield; her mother, Sharon McAdams of Sugar Creek, Missouri; two sisters: Theresa Cushing and husband, John of Kansas City, Missouri; and Barbara McAdams of Independence, Missouri; four brothers: Charles McAdams of Independence, Missouri; Joseph McAdams of Roeland Park, Kansas; Patrick McAdams of Kansas City, Missouri; and Evan McAdams of Blue Springs, Missouri; one grandson and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Dawn was preceded in death by her father, Charles; her paternal grandparents, Charles and Margaret McAdams; and maternal grandparents, Russell and Gladys LaQuet.

Graveside Services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, with Father James Urbanic of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warrensburg officiating. Military Graveside Honors will be provided by United States Marine Corps Honor Guard.                  

There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Dawn Marie McAdams Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net.