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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: ADER: Joe K Ada-nov/2005>usa\tx
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 00:00:22 -0000

Rev. Joe K. Ader
Rev. Joe K. Ader Joe King Ader was born July 23, 1923, in New Orleans,
Louisiana, the son of Nelville Joseph Ader and Esther Catherine King Ader.
After spending his boyhood in New Orleans, he moved with his family to Port
Arthur, Texas, where he graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and
received the Monticello Guardian Award as the outstanding student in the
class of 194l. Enrolling in the University of Texas, he was a mid-year
sophomore when he enlisted in the United States Army. Commissioned as an
officer in the Medical Administrative Corps, he served on the staff of the
Central Dental Laboratory at Brooke General Hospital in San Antonio and of
the station hospital at Camp (Fort) Hood. When discharged from the service,
he returned to the University of Texas, where he graduated summa cum laude
in 1948. He then enrolled in Union Theological Seminary in New York City and
was awarded the bachelor (master) of divinity degree in 195l. In 1947 he
married Anne Bruce Boddie of Hapeville, Georgia, and to them were born three
sons and a daughter. Joe was appointed student pastor of the
Manor-Paige-Pflugerville TX circuit of the (United) Methodist Church in the
Southwest Texas Conference, and together he and Anne began a forty year
ministry in that conference. Joe's pastoral appointments included Garwood,
Los Fresnos, Corpus Christi (Wesley UMC), Mason, New Braunfels, El Campo
(First UMC), San Angelo (St. Luke UMC), and Austin (Memorial UMC). He also
served as Associate Director of the Conference Council on Ministries and
Director of the Mount Wesley Conference Center (Kerrville) from 1977 to
1983. Following his retirement Joe served for eight years as a volunteer
case worker at Caritas of Austin, and as chairman of the boards of directors
of Central East Austin Community Organization (CEACO) and Central East
Austin Caregivers. His survivors include Anne, his wife of 58 years; sons,
John Timothy Ader and Jonathan Paul Ader of Austin, and Daniel Bruce Ader of
Bellingham, Wash.; and grandsons, Jon P. Ader, Dan D. Ader, Robby K. Ader
and Tim T. Ader, also of Bellingham. He is also survived by his sisters and
brothers-in-law, Esther Ader Churan and Leo Churan of Port Arthur, and Dr.
JoAnne Ader Dennett and William Dennett, of Sydney, Australia, in addition
to nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Since Joe has donated his body for
medical research to Genesis, (44 S. Cleveland, Memphis TN 38104), a memorial
service will be held on Sunday, November 27, 2005, at 3:00 p.m. at Memorial
UMC, 6100 Berkman Drive, Austin TX, 78723. Memorial gifts may be made to
that church or to University United Methodist Church, 2409 Guadalupe,
Austin, TX 78705.

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