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May 5, 2016 • Obituaries
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John R. Adams

John R. Adams, 86, of Ruskin, Florida, formerly of Versailles, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Life Path Hospice in Ruskin. He was born in Indianapolis on February 27, 1930, the son of John and Georgia McDonald Adams. He was married to Mayme Gurney and she preceded him in death on October 20, 1984. He was married to Lucille Buchanan on August 10, 1985 and she survives.

Other survivors include one son, John S. Adams of Tampa, Florida; one daughter, Crystal Cormelink of Cincinnati; five stepsons, Mark (Dianne) Ogden of Atlanta, Georgia, Gary (Jody) Ogden, and Paul Ogden of Indianapolis, Jeff Ogden of Clearwater, Florida, and Mike (Judy) Ogden of Overland Park, Kansas; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild; one brother, Dale (Martha) Adams of Herndon, Virginia; two sisters, Stella Dobson of Rising Sun, and Alta Holcomb of Versailles. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Edward and Grover, and his sisters Betty Holzer and Velma Browning.
Mr. Adams was a 1949 graduate of Holton High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the US Army and rising to the rank of Corporal and for his service John received the National Defense Service Medal. In civilian life he worked at Ft. Knox, Kentucky and retired in 1990 from the Jefferson Proving Ground where he worked in demolition. John was member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin and was a 50-year member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 1 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church in Osgood with Father Don Buchanan officiating. Burial will be in the Marble Corner Cemetery at Versailles. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rosary services at 6:45 p.m. and Masonic services at 7 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Moffitt Cancer Center or the Shriner’s Hospital in care of the funeral home.

Joseph Ray Clark

Joseph Ray Clark, 80, of Butlerville, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the Nebraska Church of God in Nebraska. Family and friends may call at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service on Friday, May 6 from 4-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Burial will be in the Otter Creek Cemetery in Nebraska. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association. You may leave the family a message of condolence at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service, North Vernon, is entrusted with arrangements.

Richard Lawrence Wilkie

Richard Lawrence Wilkie, 75, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016. Visitation will be held Friday, May 6 from 4-7 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmers Retreat. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. at the church. There will be a time of visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church on Saturday. He will be laid to rest at St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery in Brownstown. For a more lasting tribute the family would prefer memorials to the Aurora Circuit Church Workers Scholarship Fund. Arrangements are entrusted to DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro.

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