On Monday, August 17, 2020, Sidney McAdoo passed away peacefully surrounded by her children and grandchildren at the age of 85 years.


Sidney was born on August 22, 1934 in Dewey, OK. She married Joe McAdoo on April 19, 1951 a they had two children, Joseph Martin and Jill Patricia. The family moved to Springfield, MO in 1968 where Sidney began her career in the insurance business, ultimately forming Bohrer, Croxdale, & McAdoo, Inc., the first company in Springfield owned solely by women.


Sidney was preceded in death by her parents, W.K. (Abe) and Zena Martin, and her husband, Joe. She is survived by her son Joseph McAdoo (Caryn), daughter Jill McAdoo Bryant, three grandchildren - James McAdoo, Ross Bryant, and Claire Curtis (Derek), five great grandchildren - Lillian and Oliver McAdoo, Bowie Lee Bryant, and Ethan and Bethany Burk, sisters Nancy Dexter (Bill) and Mary Baker, sister-in-law Susan Miller and several cousins, nieces and nephews.


Sidney was much admired in business, devoted to her family and friends, dedicated to her community, and passionate about vacations in Maui. But her happiest days were spent at her cabin on the river at Lindenlure.


The family would like to thank the staff of Maple Wood Care Center and Season's Hospice for taking loving care of Sidney. A memorial service will be held at King's Way United Methodist Church on Sunday, August 23 at 2:00 pm at King's Way UMC. Masks are required. In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer's Association at Maple Wood or King's Way United Methodist Church.