|Birth: ||Feb. 10, 1910|
|Death: ||Dec. 17, 1982|
Herald and News, December 19, 1982
KF MAN KILLED
A Klamath Falls man died Friday when he was struck by a pickup near his home.
John "Ben" Adair, 72, 7812 Reeder Road, was pronounced dead on arrival at MWMC.
John Ben Adair, 72, died Friday in Klamath Falls.
He was born to John and Linie Adair in Scotia, Mo. He and his family moved from Scotia to Coburg in 1926. They farmed there and later, after the death of his parents, the family home was remodeled into what is now the Coburg Inn on Main Street.
He attended oregon State College and later graduated from Monmouth Teachers College. He acted as school principal in the Eugene area for several years.
He married Edith Webster in 1940, they both taught at the old Glenwood School in west Springfield. He later went into partnership with C.M. Urey and they opened a Marshall-Wells hardware store in Eugene.
He was drafted in World War II and shipped to Camp Crowder, Mo., as a instructor in clerk school. Later he was shipped overseas and was stationed in the provost marshal's office in Berlin. He was in the Remagen Bridge Encounter.
He returned from war hoping to return to his hardware business. It was sold to his partners. He then came to Klamath Falls in 1946 and started a Marshall-Wells hardware store on South Sixth Street. The store eventually grew into Adair Furniture.
He also operated a farm in the Henley area, where the family was raised and where he was living at the time of his death. After suffering a stroke, he went into semi retirement and continued helping in the store.
He was a charter member of Crater Lake Lodge #211, belonged to the Klamath Consistory of Free Masonry and was a member of Hillah Temple Shrine. He served on many other community projects. He was also a member of the American Legion of Oegon Post No. 8.
Surviors inlcude his wife of Klamath Falls, sons; James Adair and John B. Adair, Daughters, Mary Card and Ann Adair; brother, Harry Adair, Nevada; sisters, Edith Hurd, Brookings, and Margaret Bronkey, The Dalles; grandchildren Jason Card, Jenifer Adair, Cory Adair, John Ben Adair III, and Jeny April Adair, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd. Concluding services and interment will follow in the Garden of Acacia at Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens.
Edith Webster Adair (1914 - 1999)
Ann Elizabeth Adair Cleland (1955 - 1998)*
Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens
Plot: Acacia garden 43 A 1
Created by: J
Record added: Mar 31, 2010
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