Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 12 Aug 1969 p 2 typed by Walt W
John B. Adkins, retired Fountain County farmer, died early Tuesday morning in Lake View Memorial Hospital, Danville, Ill. Mr. Adkins, 63, had been hospitalized frequently for a lung condition. He maintained a home at 111 Taylor St., Danville. Before his departure for Illinois five years ago, he owned and operated a farm near Veedersburg. Mr. Adkins was a member of the Browns Valley Christian Church. Born in Fountain County near Stone Bluff, he was the son of Luckey and Esther Keys Adkins. His marriage to Mildred Smith was solemnized on Sept. 25, 1927 at Veedersburg. Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Karen McDonald of Crawfordsville; a brother, Leslie "Pete" Adkins of Danville; a sister, Mrs. Mary Froedge of Veedersburg and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Crumley-Williams Funeral Home at Hillsboro with Rev. Floyd Herron of Danville in charge. Burial will be in the Waynetown Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Source: obituary in a scrapbook from a collection of Fauniel Hershberger's typed by Walt W
John B. Adkins, 63, a resident of 111 Taylor, Danville, for the past five years, died at 6:30 a.m. today (Aug. 12, 1969) at Lake View Memorial Hospital. Born Aug. 30, 1905, in Fountain County near Stone Bluff, he was the son of Luckey and Esther Keyes Adkins. He was married Sept. 25, 1927, at Veedersburg to Miss Margaret Smith, who survives. Mr. Adkins had been employed at the former Hegeler Zinc Co. and Marlatt Battery Co. He also had resided in Arizona and on a farm near Veedersburg, Ind. He was a member of the Browns Valley Christian Church. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Karen McDonald of Crawfordsville; a brother, Leslie "Pete" Adkins of Danville; a sister, Mrs. Mary Frodge of Veedersburg; and three grandchildren. Services will be at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday at the Crumley-Williams Funeral Home in Hillsboro, Ind. The Rev. Floyd Herron will officiate. Burial will be in Waynetown Masonic Cemetery. The body is at the funeral home. Friends will be received after noon Wednesday. The family has requested that memorials be in the form of donations to the Visiting Nurses Association in Danville.