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Barbara J. Adams

March 21, 1926 — October 21, 2020

Barbara J. Adams “beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Barbara J. “Barb” Adams, 94, of Shinglehouse, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born on Sunday, March 21, 1926 in Altoona, she was a daughter of Raymond and Goldie Croft Fetzer. On July 18, 1946 in Duncansville, she married Bernard E. “Bernie” Adams, who survives.

Barb attended school in Hollidaysburg. Before her marriage, she was employed in the silk mill in Altoona.

Barb was a member of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church. She was a former member of Eureka Chapter #52 O.E.S. in Shinglehouse. She loved flower gardening, knitting, crocheting, and playing bingo. In her younger years, she enjoyed bowling.

Surviving in addition to her husband of 74 years, are five children, Pamela (Ray) Foster of Friendship, N.Y., Larry (Tami) Adams of Shinglehouse, Bernard E. “Bernie” (Deb) Adams, Jr. of Bolivar, N.Y., Amy (Mike) Antonioli of Port Richey, Florida, and Jeffrey (Beth) Adams of Shinglehouse; nine grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister, Marlee Henry of Hollidaysburg; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Barb was predeceased by three sisters, Helen Atkinson, Ann Kirby, and Florence Fetzer; and two brothers, Jack Fetzer and Jim Fetzer.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, funeral services will be held privately at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse. Burial will follow in East Sharon Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Barb’s family entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Barb, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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