Ada Mae Hawkins, 86, of Midwest City, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in Oklahoma City.

Ada Mae Hawkins, 86, of Midwest City, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in Oklahoma City.

She was born Jan. 7, 1930, to Albert “Red” and Maggie Mae (Daniels) Hill in Wichita, Kansas.

Ada was raised in Wichita and Shawnee. At the age of 9 her father, Albert, passed away and her mother married Earl Babb, who became her second father and she lovingly referred to him as “Pop.” She attended Tecumseh Public Schools and was a 1948 graduate of Tecumseh High School.

She married her high school sweetheart, Jimmy Hawkins, on Oct. 21, 1949, in Shawnee, and they were happily married for 65 wonderful years. He preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 2015. They started their family in Shawnee and moved to Midwest City in 1958 and has since lived in Midwest City.

Ada worked as a PBX Operator at the Aldridge Hotel in Shawnee, as desk clerk for Tradewinds Central Hotel and as a receptionist at United Engines. She retired from Vulcan Petroleum where she worked as a secretary.

She was a member of the Tecumseh Alumni Association and enjoyed the Alumni weekend gathering. Ada was a member of the American Business Women’s Association for 50 years. She was an incredible seamstress, loved to shop and never met a stranger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Hawkins; her beloved parents, Albert, Maggie and Earl; and sister, Edith Irene Hill.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Thomas “T.R.” Rindos, The Woodlands, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Mary Hawkins of Spring, Texas; two granddaughters and spouses, Olivia and Roy Barnett of Hugo, and Kimberly and Andrew Rundell of Moore; two grandsons, Jimmy Butler of Tomball, Texas, and Ian Rindos of Denver, Colorado; six great-grandchildren, Hannah Barnett, Abigail Butler, Chanda Barnett, Steven Chad Barnett, Tucker Butler and Emma Rundell; and many loving extended family and friends.

Service will be 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 6, at Liberty Baptist Church in Shawnee with Brother Phil Thompson officiating. Casket will remain closed. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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