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ADAIR, James


James Adair, one of Waynesville's oldest Citizens, died at his home here at 1:45 a.m. Thursday, after an illness of several months with infirmities of age. Mr. Adair was born in West Moreland county, Pennsylvania, January 27th, 1848, son of Dr. Hugh and Sarah Steele Adair.  He came with his parents to Waynesville in June, 1866.  On June 24th, 1867, he was married to Sarah Jane Barr at Athens, Mo., and went to housekeeping in a log cabin three miles southwest of Waynesville.  Mr. Adair was a farmer and stock raiser for many years, retiring from his active duties in 1911 when he came to town to make his home. Besides the aged wife, he is survived by twelve children, Charles and Edward Adair, of Flint, Mich.; Mrs. Dona Ward, of Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Myrtle Levick, of Boulder, Colo.; Mrs. Nellie Aurand, of Chapman, Neb.; Mrs. Grace Upton, of Peoria; Mrs. Lola Lee, of Chicago; Mrs. Viola Swan, of Atlanta; Mrs. Florence Swan, of Clinton; Mrs. Elma Mobley, Arthur and Andrew Adair, of Waynesville.  There are 33 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, two brothers, Andrew Adair, of Santa Anna, Calif.; and Gilmore Adair, of Chicago, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Hosmer, Iverness, Calif. Private services for the family will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the home of Arthur Adair and funeral services will be held at the M. E. church at 2:30, in charge of Rev. Franklin Harwood.  Burial will be in Waynesville Union Cemetery. [Transcribed by: Susan Rogers]

ADAIR, Jerry


WAYNESVILLE – Jerry Adair, 74, of Waynesville died at 3:22 p.m. Saturday (April 7, 2001) at St John's Hospital, Springfield. His funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Waynesville United Methodist Church, with Pastor Al Simonson officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Waynesville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials may be made to Waynesville United Methodist Church or an organization of the donor's choice. He was born Dec 23, 1926 at Waynesville, a son of Arthur and Ruby Dell Robb Adair. He married Janice C. Koch on April 5, 1953, at Waynesville. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Jane Adair Sprague, Granbury, Texas; and Joni (Craig) LaDew, Minier; and a sister, Mary Robinson, Atchison, Kan. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Justine Eugene Sprague, Jerred Arthur Sprague, Jeffie Dell Sprague, Karli Ja LaDew and Shane Aren Ladew; and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister. Mr. Adair was a member of Waynesville United Methodist Church and Waynesville American Legion Post. He was a Navy veteran. He served as Waynesville Township Supervisor for 16 years. He served on the village board. He was a former member of McLean-Waynesville School board. He was a former member of Olympia school board for nine years. He was a retired employee of General Electric after 33 years of service. Jerry's outgoing personality and zest for life will be missed by his friends, family and loved ones.[The Pantagraph, 10 Apr 2001 Transcribed by: Susan Rogers]


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CLINTON, May 2. Mrs. Mary Ammerman, 67, wife of W. H. Ammerman, for many years a resident of Farmer City, died in her home in Bloomington Sunday after a long illness of heart disease and complications. The body was taken to Farmer City where funeral services were conducted in the Christian church Tuesday afternoon. Burial was in Maple Grove cemetery. [The Decatur Hearald, 2 May 1928, pg 12]


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d. Farmer City, Ill.March 20, 1875. [Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912- Submitted by Teri Colglazier]