- Ada, Oklahoma

September 28, 2013



MARSHALL, Texas — Services for Alta Mae Shaw Adams, 83, of Marshall, Texas, formerly of Ada, Okla., are 2 p.m. Monday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel in Ada, the Rev. Bob Langston officiating. Burial follows at Memorial Park Cemetery in Ada.

Mrs. Adams died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at a Jefferson, Texas, nursing home. She was born Dec. 1, 1929, in Roff, Okla. to Russell and Beulah Montgomery Shaw.

She married Arthur Adams. He died in 2009. Mrs. Adams was a homemaker and cook.

Survivors include a son, John “Mike” Henry and his wife Neala of Marshall, Texas; three grandchildren, Shawna Stidham of Florida, David and Minnie Henry of Oklahoma City, and Alisha Beavers of Oklahoma City; four great-grandchildren, Mikayla, Maddox, Maci and Rylee; and a brother, Colonel Bog Shaw of Oklahoma City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a daughter, Candace Stidham in 1990.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada