Obituary: Stephen Adkins

Stephen John Adkins, 74, died?Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, at Newton Medical Center.
He was born on Dec. 4, 1941, in San Diego. During the Vietnam Conflict, he served in the U. S. Air Force. Stephen received a master?s degree in criminal justice from the National University in San Diego.
Stephen served on the police department in Riverside, Calif. He later worked as a security guard at the Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in San Diego, where he met Barbara Morrison Polyniak. They were married on April 27, 1980, in Las Vegas.
Stephen and Barbara moved to Santee, Calif., and later to Wanatah, Ind., before moving to Newton in the 1990s.
He is survived by a stepson, Maj. Paul M. Polyniak of Indianapolis.
Stephen was preceded in death by his parents; wife Barbara on Sept. 26, 2004; and in-laws Francis and Ruby Morrison.
Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to noon Monday.
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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton.

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