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Friday, July 7, 2017

Updated Obituary - Mary Inez Adair

Mary Inez Adair
Mary Inez Adair, 92, of Chilhowee, Missouri died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the home of Debbie Howerton, dear friend and caregiver.

She was born August 16, 1924, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, the daughter of Frank Childress Armstrong and Inez Izora (Turner) Armstrong.

On February 10, 1944 , she married Lt. William G. Adair, United States Air Force , in Oklahoma City, Ok. He preceded her in death on March 28, 2017.

She grew up in Oklahoma City, Ok., attending public schools. Mary was a member of Corinth Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Clinton, Mo., and had attended the Harvest Fellowship in Warrensburg, Mo. She was a member and very active with the Udolpha Miller Dorman Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution in Clinton. She was a 4-H leader and also an election judge. Mary received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Art from Central Missouri State University, now University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Mo. At the age of 63 she received her Master's of Science degree in Art in 1987, graduating with honors. She enjoyed teaching art to various community groups around the area. Mary loved to paint, with dreams of having her own art show. She also enjoyed reading, writing poetry, and sculpting.

Surviving are three sons, William G. "Bill" Adair, Jr., and wife Judee, Blue Springs, Mo., Jon Clint Adair and wife Karen, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Rick Sevier Adair and wife Tracey, Springfield, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Erron Wade Adair and wife Emily, Portland, Maine, Amber Leigh Adair, Redondo Beach, California, Jon Paul Adair, Fort Wayne, In., Keith Daniel Adair, Fort Wayne, In., Cooper James Adair, Springfield, Mo., Ellie Grace Adair, Springfield, Mo., and Greyson Wade Adair, Springfield, Mo.; two great-granddaughters, Shelby Adair, Redondo Beach, Ca., and Shauna Sharp, St. Louis, Mo.; loving friends and neighbors, Debbie and Jim Howerton, Chilhowee, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Frank Price Armstrong; and a half-sister, Virginia Starnes.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Corinth Baptist Church, 502 Northwest 1100 Road, Chilhowee, Mo., where the family will receive friends an hour prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Carrsville Cemetery, Chilhowee, Mo. 

Friends may call from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton, Mo. 

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Henry County Memory Fund or Crossroads Hospice. These donations may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at