On Nov. 7, 1953, Ada was born in Starke County to Clyde and Bertha Jean Branham Cook.
Ada and Frank Fugate were married on Sept. 16, 1972, in Knox. They shared 43 years of life’s adventures. Ada enjoyed taking care of her family. After 22 years of service, she retired from Lobdell Emery Mfg. Co. of Argos.
Ada is lovingly remembered by her husband: Frank; daughter: Paula (Eric) Bruner, Columbia City; two sons: Frank (Kimberly) Fugate Jr., Rochester; Michael (Dannel) Fugate, Rochester; 11 grandchildren: Raymond Spencer; Ryan Spencer; Brandon Spencer; Tori Fugate; Maryea Fugate; Cole Meadows; Michael Hatfield; Nathan Fugate; Brooklan Fugate; Konner Fugate; Austin Howard; five great-grandchidlren; three brothers: Charles (Teresa) Noel, Logansport; Stanley (Deborah) Cook, North Judson; Herschel (Ruby) Bell, Moorestown, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; and canine companions: Loopy, the white poodle; and Buster, the white pug. Preceding her in death are her parents.
Private family services will be held. Good Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.