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Harriet Crabtree Adamson

December 17, 2012
Salem News

EAST LIVERPOOL - Harriet Crabtree Adamson, 94, formerly of Maplewood Avenue, died Saturday at the Stone Pear Pavilion.

Born April 5, 1918 in East Liverpool, she was a daughter of the late David and Bertha Cross Crabtree.

A lifetime area resident, she was employed at Hall China and retired from the Homer Laughlin China Co. She was a 1938 graduate of East Liverpool High School and a member of the ELHS Olde Guard Alumni Association, Triangle Seniors, a cub scout den mother, band booster parent, Special Olympics volunteer, 2007 Pottery Festival Senior Citizens Queen. She was a member of the First Church of Christ (Disciples) where she was a Deaconess and active in its quilting club. She was also a member of VFW Post 66.

She was a World War II Army veteran, obtaining the rank of sergeant in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps), and serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre in New Guinea. While serving, she earned the Victory medal, American and Pacific Theatre Ribbons, as well as, one Bronze Battle Star, two overseas bars and the Good Conduct Medal.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Adamson, whom she married Oct. 27, 1950.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Russell and husband Glenn of Pittsburgh and Janet Adamson and partner Kim Davidson of Orlando, Fla.; two sons, David and wife Margaret Adamson of Hamilton, Ohio, and Ed and wife Sandy Adamson of East Liverpool; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dawson Funeral Home with Rev. Willard Chuck Adkins officiating. Burial will be at Columbiana County Memorial Park where the Tri-State Veterans Burial Group will conduct full military honors.

Following the service, family and friends will gather at the First Church of Christ (Disciples), 400 College St., East Liverpool.

Friends may call Tuesday afternoon and evening at the funeral home, with the family present from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

View Harriet's memorial webpage and send condolences online at




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