Juanita M. Adair, age 99, of Ulysses, Kansas, died Thursday, January 12, 2017, at The Legacy at Park View in Ulysses, Kansas. She was born March 5, 1917, in Stevens County, Kansas, the daughter of Jesse and Lucy (Gray) Hoskinson.
Mrs. Adair grew up in Stevens County along with two brothers and two sisters. During grade school, she attended North Harmony Grade School, a one-room school in the rural Moscow area. She moved to Moscow to live with her grandmother to attend high school and graduated from Moscow High School in 1934. After high school, she did housework. On July 28, 1935, she married Carl Barber at her folk’s home near Moscow. They lived in various places including Ulysses and Hugoton. After Carl’s death, she worked at Duckwall’s and served as Clerk of the District Court in Grant County for 10 years until she resigned to marry Lester Adair at Santa Fe, New Mexico in October 1961. They were able to travel quite a bit. For a short time they owned and operated a motel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Lester died on October 15, 1990. Juanita was a strong Christian person, read her Bible daily, and enjoyed crocheting and playing games with the family.
She is survived by her daughter, Deloris Rensch and husband Edward of Canton, Oklahoma; sister, Jean McCloud; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; and her beloved nieces and nephews.
Juanita is preceded in death by both her husbands; son, Carl Barber; daughter-in-law, Ann Barber; and siblings, Thelma Foster, Mark Hoskinson, and James Hoskinson.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at 2:00 PM at the Shelton Memorial Christian Church in Ulysses with Reverend Kelly Gindlesberger officiating. Interment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, January 16, 2017, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be given to the Shelton Memorial Christian Church or donor’s choice in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.