Mrs. Adams was born Nov. 20, 1942, in Fisk, Mo. She had lived at Dexter for 15 years and had worked at Tyson Foods and Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center.
Survivors include her mother, Helen Hufstedler of Dexter; one son, Charles Edward Adams of Dexter; four brothers, Danny Tippen of Dexter, Tom Tippen and John Tippen, both of Poplar Bluff, and David Tippen of Wappapello; two sisters, Joyce Huggins of Corning, Ark., and Lois Orr of Norman, Okla.; three grandchildren, John Lopez and fiancée Angela Helton, Brittany March, and Joseph Lopez; and five great-grandchildren, Tyler Lopez, Jaycie March, Kaylei Adams, Kiana Lopez, and Joey Lopez, Jr.
Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her father, Charley Tippen, and one son, John Quincy Adams.
Visitation will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at White-Sanders Funeral Home in Fisk, followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. in the funeral home's chapel, with Rev. Dean Williams officiating.
Burial will be at Shain Memorial Cemetery in Fisk.