Tahlequah Daily Press

October 30, 2013

Velma Ward-Adams


COOKSON — Velma Ward-Adams, having attained the age of 74, passed from this life to be with our Lord on October 25, 2013.

She was born February 22, 1939 to Lee William Mosley and Samantha Myrtle Keeler-Mosley in Atoka.

She married her first love, Jerry Edmunde Ward on Nov. 27, 1955, and they shared 38 years together, before his passing. She then found love again in 1999, and married Joseph Kenred Adams of Cookson.

Velma enjoyed fishing, gardening, quilting, and cooking, with laughter for all to enjoy.

She is survived by two daughters, Anna Kathryn Ward-Adkins and Jen Ward, both of Cookson; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark Edmunde and Roberta Ward of Edmond; 12 grandchildren, Bryan Rosenberg, Kevin Rosenberg, Brent Rosenberg, Valerie Rosenberg-Jefferies, Amanda Church, Jennifer Wheeler, Joshua Ward, Abigail Ward, Mitchell Hutchings, Jacquelene Hutchings, Deriam Murakami and Amy Ward; 24 great-grandchildren; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Mildred Peeler of Hopland, Calif., Marlyn and Kevin Holstine of Stringtown, and Shirley Maxey of Atoka; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Charles Mosley of Tulsa, Dennis and Barbara Mosley of Muskogee, and Chester and Sherrie Mosley of Vian; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jerry Edmunde Ward; second husband, Joseph Kenred Adams; one son, David William Ward; her parents; one sister, Wanda Jean Mosley; and nine brothers, Jackie Lee, Robert, Stan, Leon, Jerry, Tommy, Arnold Dee, Daniel and Scott Mosley.

Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Cookson United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Cookson-Proctor Cemetery under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Viewing will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, and 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at the funeral home.

To send a condolence to the family, visit www.agentfuneralhome.com

Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home, 123 S. Wheeler Ave., Sallisaw, Okla., 74955, (918) 775-4414.