Mary Adair, 77, of Ravenna passed away on November 13, 2012 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born April 20, 1935 in Akron, OH to Florence and Frank Konkle. She was the 5th child of 11.
Mary leaves behind her husband Paul Adair, of 59 years. He was not only a loving husband for all these years, but he was her constant caregiver at home until the end. She also leaves her three daughters, Leona (Jay) Allen of Vero Beach, FL, Janet (Vito) Giulitto of Rootstown, OH and Holly (Mark) Jensen of Omaha, Nebraska. She leaves 3 grandsons, Jonathan (Katy) Giulitto, Anthony (Nichole) Giulitto and Ryan Allen. She had one great granddaughter, Gianna Giulitto of Edinburg, OH.
Mary was preceded in death by brothers, Frank, Raleigh, Emerson and Dewey Konkle and sisters, Jennie Hamrick, Ann Drechsler and Mamie Marks.
Survivors include her brothers, Ervin (Donna) Konkle, John (Carol) Konkle and sister, Lola (Tom) Workman.
Mary was a wife and homemaker until all her girls were in school, then she took a job as a school bus driver for Ravenna City Schools from 1965 - 1990, retiring after 25 years. Mary and Paul have traveled the entire United States, camping for many years with their 3 girls, and visiting every state in the U.S. In later years they traveled outside of the U.S. with their friends. She also enjoyed quilting and made several quilts for her family and friends. She also enjoyed crocheting for many years. Everyone knew Mary loved cardinals and she had a huge collection of them, most were gifts that people bought for her over the years.
Mary leaves behind many lifelong friends and family, sister-in-law Letha Skinner (Clinton), Mona Rae Hargett (Edinburg), Helen Slater (Rootstown) and Henry Smith (Popeye) of Ashtabula.
Mary was a member of the Christian Life Center of Kent and she was so thankful for all the members there that kept her in their prayers, sent cards and visited her once she could no longer attend the services. Mary's life was guided by her strong faith in God. Interment will be in Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna with private services by Pastor Cliff Heath. The family wishes to thank the Hospice Visiting team for all the loving care they provided during her long battle with cancer and for the guidance they provided to her family. She never stopped talking about the helicopter ride they coordinated for her during her last months. This wonderful team provided everything from a perm and hair cut to filling her prescriptions. They certainly had every single base covered with their expertise and heartfelt sympathy. We can't give you enough praise for everything you have done. We are grateful to her neighbors, Judy & Paul Maracle, and best friend Mona Rae Hargett, for all the delicious hot meals they prepared and brought over to the house. Also, a special thanks to Shirley Shuster for cleaning and visiting every week. Everyone has been such a blessing to her and her family. At Mary's request, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Robinson Visiting Nurse & Hospice at 6693 N. Chestnut Street in Ravenna. Condolences and memories may be shared at
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Dear Paul and family. Mary certainly battled for many years, and the care you gave to her was outstanding. My prayers and sympathy to you at this time. May God comfort you in your loss. Mary was a fun-loving, family oriented woman, and truly was blessed to have you all. Sincerely, Joyce Buso-Downey