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Claudia Adams

October 28, 1950 — February 26, 2021

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Claudia Gail Adams, 70, of Pryor, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021 in Tulsa. She was born on October 28, 1950 in Tulsa, Oklahoma; the daughter of Lawrence and Ruth (Hill) Cousatte, Claudia worked as a waitress in her younger years, and then as a homemaker in her own home, tending to her family and many others. She married Alfred “Pokey” Adams in 2006. She was also a proud member of the Quapaw Tribe.  In her spare time, she enjoyed going fishing, shopping, garage sales, and watching a good Sci-Fi movie. Claudia was a wonderful cook and enjoyed making dishes for her family at home and in community with others. She loved her dogs and spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She leaves behind many memories for her family to remember, among them being her ability to get anything clean and keep it clean, which was second to none. We will cherish memories of the big hugs she welcomed us with to be followed by her saying, “Ok, now go warsh your hands!” We will remember her love of fashion and her meticulous, everyday beauty routines. Her signature fiery red hair further exemplified her exuberant personality. All who knew her can attest to her deep love of babies. She was Grandma to all.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in the Spavinaw - Strang Cemetery with Reverend Jerold Pilant officiating. Per family request, masks will be required to attend. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday March 2, 2021 at Shipman’s Funeral Home. To leave her family a message, please visit her Tribute Wall at Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.

Claudia is survived by her husband, Alfred “Pokey” Adams of the home; sons, David Adams and wife Dixie of Loveland, Colorado and Jack Adams and wife Sarah of Jay, Oklahoma; sisters Theresa Corder and husband Ray of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Linda Louis of Nashville, Tennessee, and Sidney Cousatte of Pahrump, Nevada; brother Larry Cousatte and wife Kathy of Pryor, Oklahoma; sister-in-law Wanda Fry and her husband Odie Fry of Pryor, Oklahoma; cousin Becky Morgan of California; 5 grandchildren, Joshua Adams, Meagan Adams, Casey Adams, Angela Adams, and Jamie Adams; 5 great grandchildren; along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Ruth Cousatte, and Roy and Bertha Adams.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Service

1204 NE 1st St, Pryor, OK 74361

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Spavinaw - Strang Cemetery


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