Jean Adsit

May 17, 2000 12:00 am

Jean Adsit, 81, Hood River, died May 5, 2000.

She was born April 3, 1919, to Eirth Michael Dowd and Loretta Lilly Dowd, in Marysville, Mo.

She spent her early childhood in Missouri and Texas. She attended Amarillo Junior College in Amarillo, Texas.

She married Glyn B. Adsit June 15, 1941, in the First Christian Church in Amarillo. They were married for 57 years.

She attend college along with her husband at Phillips University in Enid, Okla., from 1941 to 1945. She graduated with a degree in Bible, religious education and business.

Mrs. Adsit was an ordained minister by the Disciples of Christ, First Christian Church in 1945 before she went to China. She then went with her husband to Cornell and Yale Universities for preparation as a missionary in China. She served in Hofei, China for two years before returning to the U.S. in 1948.

Upon her return to the U.S., she attended several colleges during a number of years to finish her elementary teaching certificate including Western Oregon University in Monmouth.

She taught school in Pampa, Texas, Houston, Texas, Hood River and Bend for a total of 25 years. She retired from teaching in 1988.

She belonged to the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ with her membership in the Hood River Valley Christian Church in Hood River at the time of her death. She also attended the Victory Baptist Church while living in Brookings.

She was a member of the Cardinal Key, which she received in 1945, and a business womens sorority.

Survivors are son Timothy Lee Adsit, Brookings; daughter Janice Lynn Morrison, Yarmouth, Maine; sisters Lucille Moore, Amarillo, Texas; Gladys Burns, Jonesboro, Ark.; grandchildren Darcy Michelle, Jason Lee and Justin Brady Adsit; Elinor Rose, Benjamin James, Madeline Ruth and Andrew Michael Shellgren.

Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; brother Ralph Dowd and sister Billie Wilson.

A graveside service for immediate family and close friends is scheduled for May 27 at 9 a.m. at the Deschutes Memorial Gardens, 63875 Highway 97 N., Bend.

Paul Reynolds will officiate.

A service of celebration and memorial is scheduled for May 27at 10 a.m. at Niswonger-Reynolds-Tabor Funeral Home, 105 N.W. Irving Ave., Bend.

Those wishing to offer a brief eulogy should call Paul Reynolds at (775) 831-3534 or (541) 382-3228. The memorial service is open to the public.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to Habitat for Humanity, Bend area, 138 N.E. Revere Ave., Bend, OR. 97701.