Theodosia  “Joyce” Adams, 75, of Tecumseh, passed away Feb. 26, 2011, in Oklahoma City.


Theodosia  “Joyce” Adams, 75, of Tecumseh, passed away Feb. 26, 2011, in Oklahoma City.
She was born Jan. 16, 1936, in Chicago to James Craig Braly and Erma (Soloman) Braly.
Joyce graduated from Franklin High School in Chicago.
She married Glendon D. Adams Feb. 29, 1952, in Waukegan, Ill.
Before coming to Oklahoma, Joyce started her career as an editor’s assistant for Time Life magazine. She then went on to become an LPN at Sherman Hospital in Illinois. In 1980, she began working at Mission Hill Hospital/Unity as a ward clerk and has been employed there for the past 30 years.
Joyce was born and raised in Chicago. She moved to Shawnee in 1980. She then moved to Tecumseh in 1989 and has lived there since. Joyce loved to read, work in her garden and take long walks. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Joyce loved her cats dearly.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glendon, April 29, 1998; her parents; and one great-granddaughter, Leah Adams.     
Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters and one son-in-law, Linda Marie and Bill LeBarre of Nicoma Park, Okla., and Kathryn Ann Gaylord, of Mound, Minn.; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Steven Adams, of Carpentersville, Ill., Michael John and Tracy Adams, of Shawnee, and Paul and Shelly Adams, of Tecumseh; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins and friends.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Sharon Baptist Church, with Brother Clint Dawkins officiating, under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.
To share memories or sign the guestbook online, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.