Adele Wilma Christy, aged 97, passed from this life on 19 January 2022 at Park Lane Nursing Home, Scott City, Kansas. Adele was born to Delbert John and Vera Blanche (Shomaker) Haynes on 22 July 1924 in Vining, Kansas. She grew up in Clifton-Vining, where her father ran a service station and her mother was a seamstress. After graduating high school in three years, she worked for a time at Pratt & Whitney during the war effort. Visiting her sister, Sara Fleury, in Scott City, she met and later married a young Texan, J.W. (Bill) Gentry who was working with a seismic crew. They had three daughters: Sara Roxanne, Kairn Debra, and Jonny Bill. After Bill’s passing, Adele married Richard B. Christy of Scott City. They had two daughters: Kathy Del and Marian Elizabeth.
Adele was a homemaker and worked with Richard on their farm and ranch. She also drove a school bus for USD466 for many years and was a 4-H leader.
Adele was part of the BW Club and Better Homes EHU and was a member of Eastern Star and the VFW Auxiliary.
Adele is preceded in death by her infant daughter Roxy, husband J.W. Gentry, husband Richard B. Christy, sister Sara Fleury, and brother Blair Haynes.
She is survived by daughters Kairn (Rex) Grothusen, Jonny Bill (Bruce) Wilkens, Kathy Harkness, and Marian (William) Nolan; grandchildren Greg (Melinda) Grothusen, Carrie Wilkens (Will Regan), Todd (Paige) Grothusen, Tamra Wilkens (Courtney Farr), Jennifer Harkness, Courtney Wilkens (Simon Hogan), Jason (Sarah) Harkness, Richard (Braeden) Nolan, and W. Rane Nolan; ten great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
A private family memorial service will be held. There will be no calling times. The family requests no flowers.
Memorials may be given to Park Lane Nursing Home or Scott County Historical Society in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, PO Box 553, Scott City, Kansas, 67871.
Interment will be in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas.