Mary Rutter Whited Adams passed away from ovarian cancer on May, 6, 2011 in Winter Haven. Born in Howey-in-the-Hills, FL on January 12, 1927, she moved to Winter Haven in 1933. She attended Winter Haven schools and Polk Community College. Mary worked for exchange bank for 26 years.
She was predeceased by her brother, Paul Rutter; her sister, Verna Mae Ziglar; her daughter, Carol Ann Whited; her son, Gerald "Warren" Whited; and her husbands, Richard Whited and Adon Adams . She is survived by her brother, Vernon Rutter Jr.; her son, Richard "Bruce" Whited; her daughter, Susan Rodenhaver; her daughter-in-law, Nancy Kesinger; her step son, Mark Adams and his wife Betsy; stepdaughters, Ann Adams, Judith Savely, and Denny Goodard; grandchildren, H.J. "Howie" Holbrook and wife Cari, Wendi Whited, Kyle Wilder, Leila Rheaume and her husband David Smith; and great grandchildren, Hayden and Sawyer Holbrook. Mary was a member of Beymer Methodist Church.
Visitation will be on May 11 from 12 to 1 with the service following at 2 at Ott-Laughlin Funeral home in Winter Haven with Burial at Lakeside Cemetery.