Archive for Friday, November 6, 1998


November 6, 1998


— Services for Adair T. Edmonds, 94, Oskaloosa, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oskaloosa United Methodist Church. Burial will be at McLouth Cemetery.

Mr. Edmonds died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, at Jefferson County Memorial Hospital, Winchester.

He was born Sept. 17, 1904, in McLouth, the son of William T. and Minnie T. Knight Edmonds.

Mr. Edmonds graduated from Winchester High School in 1923. He had lived in Oskaloosa since 1948, moving from rural McLouth.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

A farmer and stockman for many years, Mr. Edmonds was Jefferson County Sheriff from January 1953 to December 1956; prior to that, from 1948 to 1952, he was undersheriff. He was a security officer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during construction of Perry Lake.

He was a member of Oskaloosa United Methodist Church, Larner-Segraves American Legion Post No. 36 and Oskaloosa Masonic Lodge No. 14 A.F. & A.M.

He married Mary Irene Brock on Feb. 9, 1951, in Oskaloosa. She died July 30, 1998. A son, Robert, also preceded him in death.

Survivors include a son, Thomas E., Seattle; a brother, Bill, McLouth; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Friends may call anytime before the services at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.

The family suggests memorials to Oskaloosa United Methodist Church, sent in care of the funeral home, 820 Liberty, Oskaloosa 66066.

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