Obituary of Elmer Jack Adamson

Elmer Jack Adamson, age 76, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Friday, February 1, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, KS.

Jack was born December 19, 1942, in Ft. Scott, the son of Paul King Adamson, Sr. and Edna Ellen Deeds Adamson. He graduated from Uniontown High School with the class of 1960.

He married Mary Alice Henderson on January 11, 1964, in Miami, OK. Jack worked for Frisco and then Burlington Northern Railroad for over 35 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and farming. He loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife Mary of the home; a son, Doug Adamson and wife Carol, Ft. Scott; a daughter, Melissa Davis and husband Ron, Butler, MO; two sisters, Marilyn Harrington, Paola, KS, and Beatrice Alt, Ft. Scott; three grandchildren, Joshua Adamson and wife Stacey, Ashley Adamson, and Ethan Clark and wife Amanda; 1 great-grandson, Kasen Clark; three step-grandchildren, Terri Manley, Cody Davis, and Ronna Davis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul “Dobber”, Richard “Sonny”, and Frank Adamson; a sister Patricia White; and his parents.

Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct funeral services at 2:00 Monday, February 4th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Centerville Cemetery, Devon, KS. Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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