|Birth: ||Jul. 28, 1905|
|Death: ||Feb. 1, 2001|
Wichita Eagle, Saturday, February 3, 2001
Adamson, Virgil Homer, 95, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001. Service 1:30 p.m. Monday, Old Mission Mortuary. Mr. Adamson was born in Newton on July 28, 1905 to Charles Austin Adamson and Mary Emma Hupp. He graduated from Newton High School, attended college one year at Bethel College and graduated with at B.S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1930 in the first graduating class of aeronautical engineers from University of Wichita. He married Stella Euella Wilton on June 17, 1961 in Wichita.
Mr. Adamson was registered as a professional engineer in the state of Kansas. He held many offices in the Society of Automotive Engineers and was a member of the Wichita State University Alumni Association, which included him in Who's Who among Wichita State University Alumni. He was a member of the Fifty Year Club, Beechcraft Employee Club, Beechcraft Supervisors Club, the Shocker Alumni and Faculty Club. He received an Honorary Lifetime Designated Engineering Representative certificate from the USA Federal Aviation Agency in 1970 in Kansas City, Mo. He was designated by WSU as a Distinguished Alumni in 1996 on the occasion of the University's recognition by the Newcomen Society. He was also a member of the First Methodist Church.
Preceded in death by parents; wife in 1986; sisters, Erma Ruth Adamson in 1986, Florence Alice Gerteis in 1978, Mabel May Adamson in 1988; niece, Beverly Ann Caldwell in 1998.
Survivors: sister, Frances Evelyn Durling of Fort Scott; nephews and spouses, Robert Lewis and Ann Gerteis of Evergreen, Colo., Charles Howard Gerteis of League City, Texas, James Edmund and Renee Gerteis, John Christopher and Jerry Durling all of Fort Scott; niece and spouse, Barbara Jean and Jack Orr of Lawton, Okla.; 12 great-nieces and nephews; 16 great-great-nieces and nephews. Memorial established with Wichita State Engineering Department.
Charles Austin Adamson (1867 - 1931)
Mary Emma Hupp Adamson (1873 - 1957)
Stella L. Wilton Adamson (1909 - 1986)
Erma Ruth Adamson (1902 - 1986)*
Virgil Homer Adamson (1905 - 2001)
Florence Alice Adamson Gerteis (1908 - 1978)*
Mabel May Adamson (1910 - 1988)*
Frances Evelyn Adamson Durling (1913 - 2002)*
Mission Chapel Mausoleum
Plot: MC - E Corr Central - Row A - Level 6
Created by: The Old Genealogist
Record added: Sep 05, 2011
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