|Birth: ||Aug. 7, 1908|
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 2004|
MRS. E. ROSS (MARIAN WOOD) ADAIR, 95, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, Mar. 6, 2004, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Aug. 7, 1908, the daughter of Homer and Caroline Wood. She and E. Ross Adair were married, in 1934.
Mrs. Adair taught in Hillsdale, Mich. and Fort Wayne and directed a nursery school at Fort Knox, Ky., during World War II. Mr. Adair was first elected to congress in 1950 and served until 1970, and also served as the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia from 1971 to 1974. While in Ethiopia Marian Adair organized various women's activities including two prayer breakfasts.
Mrs. Adair's activities in Washington, D.C. are emphasized work in Christian, congressional, and international organizations which included: Women's Committee of International Christian Leadership; Congressional Wives Prayer Breakfast; The Congressional Club;, Organized eight International Clubs (members are chosen from congressional, diplomatic and Washington women).
Founder and First President of Welcome to Washington International Club, (sister clubs have been organized within the United States and worldwide); she was the Hoo's Hoo of Hoosier Women Award by the Indiana Society of Washington. Marian Adair was also a member of the congressional Club of Washington; the League of Republican Women; the National Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.; the Capitol Speakers Club of Washington; and Women's Committee of International Christian Leadership.
Mrs. Adair was preceded in death by her husband, E. Ross Adair, in 1983. She is survived by daughter, Caroline A. (David) Dimmers of Hastings, Mich.; son, Stephen W. (Katherine M.) Adair of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Amy Adair Horton (Anthony), Rev. Martha Dimmers (Rev. Stephen King), Dr. Edwin Ross Adair III, Julie (David) Hafner, Stephen Andrew (Barbara) Adair, Alison (Dr. Lawrence) Park, and Emily Greene; and great-grandchildren, Grace Horton, Noah Adair, Hayley Adair, Leah Hafner, Riley Park and Carys Dimmers-King.
Memorial service is 1:30 p.m. Thursday and 1st Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne, St. Calling is from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials to E. Ross Adair Scholarship Fund Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI 49242 or Project Mercy, 7011 Ardmore Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46809.
Edwin Ross Adair (1907 - 1983)
Edwin Ross Adair (1940 - 1941)*
Greenlawn Memorial Park
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