Ada “Aragia” Adams Irvine

July 22, 1911 ‒ March 26, 2008

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ada “Aragia” Adams Irvine, age 96, of Hiawatha Village, Mount Vernon, passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at the Whispering Hills Care Center.

She was born on July 22, 1911 in Swords Creek, Virginia to the late Randolph and Mary (Ray) Whited. Aragia moved to Ohio with her family, when she was 14 to the Cardington area and on to the Fredericktown area at 17.

She was married to John L. Adams in 1931 and resided on a farm near Ankenytown until 1950 when they moved to Mount Vernon. Aragia was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Ankenytown and later attended the Church of the Brethren on Mansfield Road in Mount Vernon as long as she was able.

She was a farmer’s wife and a very talented “Wallpaper Hanger” and papered many homes in the area. She loved to crochet and made many beautiful doilies and afghans, which she gave to friends and relatives, and donated many to the Station Break for raffles.

Aragia married R.D. Irvine in 1962. They enjoyed their winters at Fort Myers, Florida for many years. After his passing, she attended the Senior Citizens Luncheons when they first started at the Vine Street Church and when they moved to the Station Break, she served as a Volunteer for 28 years until she retired in 2001. She was the first resident to move into Hiawatha Village when it opened in the 1970’s.

She is survived by her only daughter Lorraine (Clyde) Wilson of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren whom she loved so very dearly, John (Carleen) Wilson of Coppell, Texas, Ed Wilson of Mount Vernon, Mark (Mary) Wilson of Mount Vernon, Renda (Mark Repp) Wilson of Minot, North Dakota; two great grandchildren, Connor Wilson, Taylor Ann Wilson; two sisters-in-law, Helen and Tiny Whited of Mount Vernon and several nieces and nephews.

Aragia was preceded in death by her husband; parents; eight brothers, Jim Lawson, Chester, Stell, Artemas, Dale, Dexter, Cohan, and Elmer Whited; and three sisters, Minnie Hawkins, Rose Lawson, and Fonny Whited.

Friends may call on Friday, March 28, 2008 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home from 5 – 7 PM. A graveside service will be held on Saturday beginning at 11 AM in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to: The Station Break or to a charity of one’s choice.

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