JOSEPHINE B. ADAMS, 96, of Avilla, has gone to be with her Lord and Savior on Good Fri day, March 29, 2013. She was born Dec. 13, 1916 in Auburn, Ind., the daughter of the late John Wesley and Lizzie Lottie (Cornell) Smith. "She was proud to be a homemaker and a compassionate Christian who loved the Lord." She was a member of Liberty Mills Church of the Nazarene, was an avid reader, and was a great listener; "always willing to give excellent advice." She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, along with her Provena family. "She passionately cared for children, whether it was helping to raise neighborhood children, babysitting, or teaching Sunday school." Surviving are her husband, Ellis E. Adams of Avilla; son, Wesley Adams of Kimmell; grandchildren, Deborah Adams, Cathy (Jim) Griffis, Rebecca (Thomas) Clendenen, Laurie (Dave) Beck, Cynthia (Randy) Christo, Janet Wagoner, and Mike (Ann) Adams; 14 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and daughters-in-law, Dianna Adams and Donna Adams, both of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Adams. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Provena Sacred Heart Home, 515 North Main Street, Avilla, Ind. 46710, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Provena Sacred Heart Home. Burial will be at Lindenwood Cemetery. Preferred memorials may be made to Provena Sacred Heart Home or Liberty Mills Church of the Nazarene. Visit www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com to leave condolences. "THANK GOD FOR JOSHEPHINE"
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Mar. 31, 2013