Mrs. Adrienne Kay Ptacek , age 57, of Jackson went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at LaCroix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau with the Rev. J. T. Thomason officiating. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.
Adrienne was born May 21, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, beloved first daughter of Donald James and Ronda Kay Hoffman Amelon. She and Kenny Ptacek were wed on July 30, 1983 in Cape Girardeau.
Loving survivors include her husband of nearly 33 years; a son, Tyler Ptacek of Jackson; a daughter, Ashley Orr and husband, Heath, of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Sharon Mansell and husband, Allan, of Fruitland.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Adrienne was a 1977 graduate of Jackson High School, where she served as senior class president and was active in band, drama, and track. She received her bachelor‘s degree in Agriculture with an emphasis in Equestrian Science from Murray State University in 1981. She also received an education degree from Southeast Missouri State University.
She taught English before and after her children’s pre-school years, and most recently was well-known and loved as the Alternative Learning Center teacher at Jackson Jr. High School. She inspired countless young minds as she compassionately guided them through their studies and, in many cases, encouraged them to rise above difficult circumstances. She cared deeply about each and every student that was sent her way. She was a loving and wonderful wife, mother, sister, aunt, niece, and cousin.
A member of La Croix United Methodist Church, she enjoyed participating in a small group with her husband. She also loved her Women’s Bible study group. Her greatest joys were spending time with family, friends, and, of course, her horses.
The family requests that contributions be made to Cape Community Counseling Center.
McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
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