Toni Sue Adams


Toni Sue Adams, 56, of Mannford, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, following complications of gallbladder infection.
Funeral services will be at the Weaver Memorial Sanctuary at Kiowa Cemetery on Friday, July 12, at 1 p.m. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service of McAlester.
Born on August 17, 1962, in McAlester at St. Mary's Hospital, Toni was the daughter of Don Edward Adams and Violet Leona (Cates) Adams, of Kiowa. Toni attended Kiowa Public School from kindergarten (headstart) through her senior year in high school. She graduated from Kiowa High School in 1980.
Following high school, Toni graduated in 1984 from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant with a BA degree in elementary education. Her first teaching job after graduation was for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Kayenta, Arizona, where she taught pre-school Navajo Indian children at a government boarding school for five years.
After returning to Oklahoma from Arizona, Toni continued teaching pre-school children in Pittsburg County for several years.
In the late 90s, Toni began training full time at Durant Regional Hospital to become a licensed practical nurse. As an LPN, Toni worked for various home health institutions in McAlester and Tulsa, for several years. Four years ago, she returned to her love of instructing young children, and was teaching at a Tulsa elementary school at time of her death.
Toni married Rick Martin, from Tulsa, in 2005, and they lived in Mannford at the time of her death.
Survivors include her husband, Rick Martin, of Mannford; two brothers, Dr. Don Adams II and wife, Wanda, of Hixson, Tennessee, and Randy Adams and wife, Ruby, of Plano, Texas; two nephews, Dr. Don Adams III and Matthew Adams; a niece, Melissa (Adams) Wysong, and numerous cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Sharon Kay Adams, and a nephew, Jonathan Drew Adams.
Published on July 10, 2019

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Beverly Parker
Jul 12, 2019
Ms. Toni let your light continue to shine. I will miss your Adams family wake-up ring tone during our breaks. RIP