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Catherine Adams Shelton

Tullahoma - Catherine Adams Shelton, age 87, passed away peacefully at home on August 2, 2018 with her daughter and special friend, Joyce at her side. Catherine, who was known as Granny by family, and even to those not related to her, made everyone she met family. She loved cooking large meals for everyone and no one ever left hungry. She enjoyed working puzzles with her caregivers and watching the deer and other animals from her home overlooking the lake.

Catherine attended Nashville Business College and Motlow College. She completed the Certificate Programs for Accounting Technology and Accounting Proficiency in 1973. She received her Associate in Science Degree (Cum Laude) in June 1973 from Motlow.

She worked at Arnold Engineering Development Center as a Technical Assistant for 35 years and retired from Calspan in 1992.
She was born in Jellico Creek, TN and was the daughter of Jess Walter and Ollie Virginia Dowell Adams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Charles William Shelton, an infant son, James M. Shelton, and another son, David William Shelton. One sister, Mary Adams Duvall; brothers, Conley Eugene Adams, Charles Frank Adams, Lawrence Hurstle Adams, Sherman Ray Adams, Cecil Melvin Adams, and Jess Charles Adams. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Shelton Utterback, Tullahoma, TN, two sons, Michael Charles Shelton, Euless TX and Timothy Wayne Shelton (Kimberly), Cowan, TN. Brother John Herman Adams (Maxine), Cincinnati, OH. Five grandchildren, Barry D. Shelton, San Antonio, TX, Clinton W. Utterback (Jessica), Tullahoma, TN, Kelly Shelton Bishop (Jason), Palmer, TX, Jennifer Monzingo Medina (John P), Mansfield, TX, Dian Shelton Parsons (Chad), San Antonio, TX. Five great-grandchildren, Rilee and Reese Matthews, Ben and Alex Medina and Kaiya Utterback. She has many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Special friends and caregivers, Joyce Hentsch, Kay McKenzie and Sue Hohl.

A special Thank You to Compassus Hospice and their wonderful staff.

The family will receive friends Monday, August 6, 2018 from one O’clock in the afternoon until three O’clock in the afternoon at Tullahoma Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held immediately following at Tullahoma Funeral Home with Bro. Dwayne Adams officiating.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.


Starts: 8/6/18 at 1:00pm
Ends: 8/6/18 at 3:00pm
Tullahoma Funeral Home
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Funeral Service
Starts: 8/6/18 at 3:00pm
Tullahoma Funeral Home
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Starts: 8/6/18 at 3:45pm
Oakwood Cemetery
Tullahoma, TN 37388


Robbie Kologinczak says:

I'm so sorry for your loss Sandy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ron and Linda Brandon says:

Sandy, we are so sorry for the loss of your mama. It doesn't matter how old or what the circumstances, your mama is someone so special to your heart, that there aren't enough words or condolences to convey how bad the hurt feels. May God hold and comfort you and your family during this time.

Cyndy Mudge says:

Dear Sandy, there are no words for what has happened. I can only say she will be missed greatly and she was loved as my own. I'm so sorry and she will be missed greatly. If I can be of any help in any way let me know,

Jacob Brinck says:

Aunt Catherine was a great woman. If you knew her, you loved her instantly. She was courageous, fun, loved life. Her Chicken Casserole was awesome. We always had fun coming down on vacation. She was simply the best. I will always love and miss her. I will see you again. I love you Aunt Catherine. Jacob.

John and Maxine Adams says:

Our heart'. s are broken.

Joey and Karen Mustain says:

Sandy, you’re an amazing daughter. She had a jewel in you from the beginning and you set an amazing example of love for a parent. We’re here for you for anything and everything. We love you.

Becky Burt says:

Sandy so sorry for your loss. I just now saw this. I wish I could have been there She was like a mom to me when we were growing up. Thought the world of her. She will be greatly missed. Hugs girl. If you need anything let me know.

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