Adair Flatness, 94, of Bowman, N.D., formerly of Marmarth, N.D. passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at the West River Regional Hospital in Hettinger, N.D..
Published November 14, 2013
Funeral Services for Adair were held Nov. 10, 2013 at the Southwest Healthcare Long Term Center Chapel in Bowman. Pastor Galen Strand officiated with burial in the Riverside Cemetery in Marmarth.
Adair was born May 11, 1919 at the family home on River Street in Marmarth, N.D. to Guy and Hazel (White) Johnson, Adair grew up in Marmarth and graduated from Marmarth High School in 1936. She continued her education in Grand Forks, ND as well as in Billings, Mont. Adair taught elementary school for 43 years touching the lives of several generations of families in the area. An adored teacher, she was especially known for her amazing school Christmas programs, operettas and talent shows. She was an avid piano player and was known for her rag-time piano playing and swinging church hymns.
Adair married the love of her life April 18, 1942, Maurice Flatness, in Billings, Mont. They moved to Marmarth where they ranched and raised their three children, Sandra, Sonja and Kent, until moving to Bowman in 2005.
A devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother Adair was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice; parents, Guy and Hazel Johnson and grandson, Brent McNeill.
She is survived by her son, Kent Flatness of Bowman, N.D.; daughters, Sandra (Dan) McNeill, of Chinook, Mont. and Sonja (Jack) Brock of Paris, Ky.; grandchildren, Courtney (Bill) Bell of Chinook, Mont., Guy (Pam) Brock of Louisville, Ky., Hugh (Hilary) Brock of Albuquerque, N.M., Jed (fiance Jordan) Brock of Marmarth, N.D.; great grandchildren, Mariah, Derek, Haily and Ryan Bell; Maxwell, Wesley, Claire and Maisy Brock; brother Robert (Mel) Johnson of Eden Prairie, Minn.; cousins, Merle (Linda) Clark of Marmarth, N.D. and Melinda (Dick) Elledge-Sheehan of Stillwater, Minn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Krebsbach and Kulseth Funeral Services in charge of the arrangements.