The Sheets & Childs Funeral Home of Churubusco is in charge of arrangements following the death of well-known author Marcia Adams. Friends and admirers of Marcia Adams' work may leave a condolence message for the family at the funeral home's website here.
From the Sheets & Childs obituary:
Marcia Grabill Sicard Adams, age 75, of Fort Wayne, died on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital.
Born April 12, 1935 in Columbia City; she was the daughter of Merle and Esther (Manahan) Grabill. In her early childhood she lived for a time in Angola and later on the family farm near Flint, Indiana. After graduation from Orland High School with honors, she attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio where she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority and was active in The Literary Society.
She was married to Armand Sicard of Butler, Indiana, by whom she had one son, Gerard, who preceded her in death in 1993. Later she married Richard G. Adams. In addition to her parents and son, she was also preceded in death by a brother Gayle Grabill.
[ ... ] [S]he was a member of many philanthropic groups including board level appointments to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and the Fort Wayne Ballet. Marcia was instrumental in the community fund drives that led to the building of the Fort Wayne Performing Arts Center and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
She received the Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest award the governor of Indiana can bestow upon a private citizen. She was also a member of the Indiana Arts Commission, the First Presbyterian Church, and the YWCA.
[ ... ] She was also honored by the YWCA as a Hidden Heroine for her behind the scenes work to bring increased awareness to the issue of women’s heart disease.
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She is survived by her brother Gordon (Janet) Grabill of Angola, one grandchild; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.
At the request of Ms. Adams, there will be a Celebration of Life memorial gathering of family and friends at a later date. Interment in Lindenwood Cemetery will also occur at a later time with family and selected friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the YWCA of Northeast Indiana, 1610 Spy Run Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46808; or the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802.