Wilma Emily (Scherman) Adams, 94, of McAlester, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.
Wilma was born to Will and Ethel Scherman in Dow on Sept. 19, 1923. She graduated from McAlester High School and later attended Hershey Business College in McAlester.
She began working as a clerk-typist when construction of the United States Naval Ammunition Depot began in 1942.
She married Dale Adams on May 16, 1943. They moved to Fort Devens, Massachusetts, for her husband's service in the 45th Division of the United States Army. She later returned to McAlester where she worked for the USNAD, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls and the Mine Safety and Health Administration until she retired in 1986.
She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Homemakers Department of the Fortnightly Organization.
Wilma is survived by her daughter, Nancy Dawson and husband, David; her grandson, Zac Dawson and wife, Amanda, and their two children, Kennedy and Reese; granddaughter, Meghan McElvy and husband, Jonathan, and their two children, Hank and Cal; her daughter, Pam Sanders and husband, Eddie, and their daughter, Camryn; her grandson, Colt Sanders and spouse, Kendra, and their four children, Kamille, London, Avery and Kain, and her granddaughter, Cacey Weber and husband, Seth, and their four children, Camryn, Tenley, Axtyn and Crew.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, and two brothers, Bill and Harold Scherman.
Wilma's family will receive friends at Bishops Funeral Home in McAlester today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at Bishop's Chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial service will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Bishops Funeral Service and Crematory.
Pallbearers are Eddie Sanders, David Dawson, Zac Dawson, Colt Sanders, Jonathan McElvy, Seth Weber and Nathan Holland.
Honorary pallbearers are Bill Scherman Jr., Allen Scherman, Harold E. Scherman, Donnie Scherman, Fred Sanders, Hal Dalton and Larry Gordon.
Wilma was a child of God. Her presence was a powerful inspiration of Christian living. This is not the end for her, but a great beginning. "My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better," Philippians 1:23.
Published on November 10, 2017