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Puff, Delores “Adair”

Puff, Delores “Adair”

July 28, 1924 — December 30, 2020

Delores "Adair" Puff

Delores "Adair" Puff, 96, passed away peacefully December 30, 2020. Adair was born in Cardin, Oklahoma on July 28, 1924, to Charles and Myrtle Henderson. When 3 years old, she moved to the Kansas City area with her mother, while her father looked for work in Colorado. Adair attended Manual High School in KC. She married her childhood friend and sweetheart, Eugene Victor Puff, in 1942.  They remained married for 68 years.

Adair worked for TWA during the war, distributing aviation tools to the mechanics. In 1969 Adair and Eugene moved to Independence, MO. While raising four daughters, she worked at various school cafeterias including Melcher Grade School and Truman High School.  She worked for Montgomery Wards in Independence for 13 years. Adair was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Michael Eugene, one sister and two brothers. She is survived by one sister, Theresa Root, Overland Park, Kansas, four daughters and their spouses: Marilyn Mata (Robert), in Friendswood, TX, Deborah Hart (Ben), Susan Groves (Mike), Denise Geier (Ed), all in Kansas City, MO; 8 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. Adair was a respected and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be greatly missed. Private family graveside service will be 1:30pm Tuesday, January 5, in Green Lawn Cemetery. (Arr.: Park Lawn Funeral Home, 816-523-1234)

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Private family graveside service will be 1:30pm Tuesday, January 5, in Green Lawn Cemetery. (Arr.: Park Lawn Funeral Home, 816-523-1234)

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We were saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Blessings. David and Rachel Zepeda

Rachel and David Zepeda

My thoughts, love and prayers are with you in the loss of your Mom, Aunt Adair. She was the person who introduced me to tacos, making them in the house on Elmwood. I remember her frying the shells in the grease, making everything from scratch. I loved seeing the pictures of her with the sombrero enjoying tacos on her birthday. I remember her giving us all castor oil and a peppermint afterwards to make the taste go away. One of my favorite memories is of her, Mom and Jewell singing 'Sentimental Journey'. Terri

Terri Jackson

From the moment I was introduced to you, your late husband and yourself welcomed me in with open arms. It's been more than a decade that I have known Joseph now and I'm always thankful he let me be a part of his life and experience the abundance of family he had. I was grateful to know your husband and his last words to me were ever so sweet. He said i was a pretty little lady and joe sure was lucky. Unfortunately he, like you now,was taken to heaven and hopefully a better place than this crazy world we are all stuck in. You've always been like MY grandma and you have always just shown everyone love and compassion but least we not forget how tenacious you were in your beliefs and views. I will miss the silly little Christmas routine with you all and miss hearing you brag about Adelaide being such a smart girl for not wanting to hug strangers. She is only four but i promise you as long as myself and Joe are still breathing, we will make sure she grows up knowing what a strong and beautiful family she has and had. Please watch over her,and your Daughter, Susan, who has inevitably been my psuedo mother for the last decade. I can only imagine how much heartbreak your family is experiencing now as well as myself.. it's unreal. We will tell stories of you for the rest of our days and will keep loving you in your absence. The only silver lining to this darkened cloud of days is that now you can be with your husband making jokes and doing what you did best. Making the angels smile like you did for us. My heart breaks hearing this.. and i eternally wish it wasn't so.. but as we bid you farewell, we think fondly

Daisy Colaw

I am so sorry for your loss. I've known Adair for over 30 years and know that she will be sorely missed by so many. I have many fond memories of her over the years. My belief is that she is finally reunited with her beloved "Junie" and that thought brings me much peace. Treasure your memories of her and I will do the same. Much love to you all...

Karen Clark

I'm so saddened to hear about Aunt Adair's passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cathy Barnett

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