Obituary of Ada Kathryn Christian
Mrs. Ada Kathryn Street Christian, a resident of Ozark, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2023. She was 96 years old. A memorial service for Mrs. Christian will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 27, 2023, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with Reverend John King officiating, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends Monday at the funeral home in Ozark following the service. Born February 17, 1927 in Wichita Falls, Texas to the late John L. Street and Millie Ada Wynn Street. Ada joined her brothers, Harold Street and Fred Street; one sister, Odessa Street Myers. Later, a younger sister, Eugenia Street Dinnin was born; all her siblings are now deceased. She is survived by her son, John Leslie Christian and daughter-in-law, June Allen Christian; her daughter Nancy Kathryn Christian of Ozark; grandson, Wynn Allen Christian and his wife, Virginia of Auburn; great-grandchildren, John Allen, Benjamin Akers and Carolyn Ada Christian of Auburn. In addition to immediate family, survivors include a beloved niece, Paula Ray (Tony) of Lantana, Texas and a great-niece, Courtney Owen (Kapil Shukla) of San Pedro, California. Ada married William Paul “Bill” Christian on January 4, 1943. In the following years Bill and Ada made homes in Iowa Park, Texas and Lawton, Oklahoma. In 1954 the couple found their final home in Ozark, Alabama, where they became an integral part of the community. Ada was active in social and civic organizations; she was twice-named Woman of the Year for the City of Ozark. Both Bill (who drew plans for the sanctuary) and Ada were founding members of Westview Heights Methodist Church. Following Bill’s death, Ada remained an active part of Westview Heights, organizing and guiding trips for the “Over 55 Group”. Ada’s love of travel prompted new challenges. After her husband’s passing, at the age of 55, she obtained her driver’s license. She did not limit her travels to town or even to Dothan; she also enjoyed numerous trips in the United States and abroad, always taking in a play whenever the opportunity arose. Among her various pursuits, baking proved to be among the most rewarding. Her wedding cakes, her lemon cheese cakes and her caramel cakes remain unsurpassed in the memories of those who enjoyed them; it was a passion that brought a renown that was endearing and enduring. An original supporter of the Flowers Center for the Performing Arts, Ada organized “the sewing ladies”. This devoted group made all the costumes for the Carroll High School plays for many years. Not just a by-stander in her support of the arts, Ada performed in a host of plays: Big River, Come Home, Come Home! It’s Suppertime (Brundidge), Conecuh People (Union Springs). In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in her memory to the Flowers Center for the Performing Arts, 312 East College Street, Ozark, Alabama 36360; or to your favorite charity.