Barbara Ann Adlam
May 24, 1961 - November 17, 2020

Barbara Ann Adlam

Barbara Ann Adlam
May 24, 1961 - Nov 17, 2020

Barbara Ann Adlam

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Barbara A. Adlam, 59, of Muscatine, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at her home.

Graveside Service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 23, 2020, at Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend Sharon Phillips will officiate. Burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Jesus Mission. Online condolences may be made to

Barbara was born on May 24, 1961, in Muscatine, the daughter of James E. and Betty Deahr Phillips Sr.

Barbara completed the nursing program at Muscatine Community College. She worked in the community for many years before attending the University of Iowa for her BSN and then ultimately earning her Master's degree from the University of Phoenix. In college she belonged to Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She was a college professor and nursing instructor at the Eastern Iowa Community College Muscatine Campus. Barbara loved teaching and caring for others. She enjoyed shopping in Kalona and Stringtown. Barbara liked to play dominos and volunteering at the Jesus Mission. She loved her grandson.

Barbara is survived by her parents; her son, Brad Schneckloth and his wife, Alicia, of Muscatine; her daughter, Heather Schneckloth of Muscatine; one grandson, Otto Weston Schneckloth; her aunts and uncles, Larry Phillips of Grandview, Carol Daufeldt of Davenport, and Janice Hayes Coppers of Cove, Texas; special friends, Ginger Harrison and her husband, Tony and Ellie Sweet of Davenport.

She is preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.


Wands Coppunger Bryant on Dec 4, 2020

I am only now able to leave Barb's family some comments and I was in shock at her passing. Barb and I have been friends since grade school at Jefferson. She was always one to encourage me when others would tease me and make fun of me. As we grew older we became great friends. She spent time at my house after school and weekends. We were in Girl Scouts together, my Mom was our GS Leader for awhile and she really liked Barb. Her ambition to earn awards & patches impressed my Mom, too. Barb also suffered a lot of teasing theoughoutour school years and she and I would try to stand up for one another. After High School we drifted apart, because I moved away. Later I moved back to Muscatine and Barb always made time to talk anytime we ran into each other. We really renewed and re-strengthened our friendship approximately one year ago at and following our MHS 2019 Class Reunion. When my husband was going through cancer treatment Barb was an absolute Angel to us. She kept in touch, stopped by our house to check on both of us, brought a lot of food to us and helped me stay strong and be less fearful about the future. She has always been kind to me, and I always tried to be kind and a friend to her. She was a sweet person with the soul of an angel and now she walks among the Angel's. I hope all of you, her family, are doing well. If you ever wish to talk about her or hear stories I may remember that include her please feel free to get in touch with me. My email is I will miss my sweet caring friend.

Nancy Reed McLaughln on Nov 22, 2020

I am so very sad to hear of Barbs passing! We were good childhood friends and continued to keep connected as adults. My deepest sympathies go out to her sweet children and parents!

Mark Adlam on Nov 21, 2020

Have just learned of Barb's passing and am most sorry to be unable to attend, but I do so wish to express my very deep sadness of all of our loss. Barbara was a most loving, and caring person. She was passionate and dedicated in all her endeavors. There is much I wish to express but can find few words just now. She was a most excellent person, in all ways. I am blessed to have known her. To have been allowed to share just a short time with a woman of such quality is a gift I still treasure. Know that she was loved, respected, and very much cared for. She will be missed, as women of her caliber are few in number. My sympathy and best wishes to all of her family.

Janine (Smith) Johnson on Nov 21, 2020

Betty and family, so sorry to read of your loss. Barb babysat for us when she was a teen, and we lived across the road. Thoughts and prayers to everyone.
Janine Smith Johnson

Tina Lough on Nov 21, 2020

So Sorry for your loss Barb was such a wonderful person Your family are in my thoughts and prayers

Kae Rudolph on Nov 21, 2020

I have know Barb since we were 5 and started school together. She was the most caring soul always thinking of others. I will miss her. Blessings.

Sharon Martin Murry on Nov 21, 2020

I am a high school class mate and have very fond memories of Barb. Hugs and prayers to all.

Julie Snyder Castillo on Nov 21, 2020

I went to school with Barb and also worked along side of her in nursing. She was such a nice person and a caring nurse. My sympathies to your family

John and Jo Miller on Nov 21, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.



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