Alice Adair

Alice Adair, 84, of Quincy Illinois, died Thursday September 7, 2023, at Good Samaritan Home. Alice was born October 23, 1938, in Adams County, Ill., a daughter of Leonard and Clara (Dieker) Ehrhardt. She married Carl Adair July 22, 1967, in St. Anthony Catholic Church. He precedes her in death.

Alice’s life was centered around raising kids and crops with Carl on their farm near Lima. She was a lifetime PTA member, room mother and diehard St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. She never missed a ballgame and liked to scold the umpires.

She was a faithful Catholic and an active member of the parish wherever life took her, including St. Anthony’s, St. Edwards in Mendon, St. Francis, and St. Peters.

She loved crafting, but her greatest enjoyment was her grandchildren and great grandchildren and attending her kids and grandkids sporting events. She made the world’s best peanut butter cookies.

She is survived by five children, Ed Adair and his partner, Cindy, of Minneapolis, Lisa Massner and her husband, Chad, of Quincy, Rhonda Basler and her husband, Tim, of Kansas City, Kara Spalding and her husband, Brandon, of Quincy, and Steve Adair and his wife, Amy, of Quincy; 7 grandchildren, Courtney Miller, Blake and Brenden Massner, Robert and Joseph Basler, Alicen Spalding and Ava Adair.; three great -grandchildren, Caden, Brynlee and Bria Miller; three sisters, Elsie Nieders, Clara Holtman and Bernadine Terstriep and her husband, Tom; a brother-in-law, Raymond Metzger and sister-in-law, Doris Cornwell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Joseph Ehrhardt; sisters, Rebecca Metzger and Pat O’Brien and grandson-in-law, Seth Miller.

SERVICES: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday September 16th, 2023, in the Church of St. Peter. Quincy, IL, officiated by Rev. Zach Samples.
The burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Quincy.
VISITATION: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 16th in the Church.
MEMORIALS are requested in lieu of floral arrangements to Unit 4 Foundation, Veronica’s Guild at St. Peter Church, or the KC’s T.V. Mass for Shut-Ins.
ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home, Quincy.


  1. Jannel Vonder Haar on September 11, 2023 at 6:23 pm

    Prayers for your family. Have fond memories of craft days at Greenfield School and always talked to her when visiting my mom in the home. Jannel

  2. Don Benz on September 13, 2023 at 7:14 am

    Dear Family – I am sorry for your loss – I wish you peace

  3. Greg Sandidge on September 15, 2023 at 12:52 am

    Ed, Lisa, Rhonda, Kara, and Steve and your entire families

    We are very sorry to hear of the Loss of your Mother Alice. She was a true follower of Christ in her Catholic Faith. She was kind loving family person. Your Mom and Dad were great people. They will be missed. They were part of the fabric of our life living in rural America. The Stars will be shining brighter in Heaven tonight.

    May eternal rest be granted to her soul.

    Greg, Sherri, Trevor, Chelsea, Jonathan Sandidge
    Amy Sandidge
    Zach and Cassandra Nevins
    Sharon Sandidge

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