Barbara Barb Woodward Adams

May 17, 1940November 15, 2011

Barbara (Woodward) Adams, 71, of Ossian passed away, Tuesday, November 15, 2011. She was the daughter of Arthur Schuller and Flora (Schluesemeier) Schuller. On December 31, 1970 she married Donald Adams. She owned and operated Barb’s Beauty Shop in Ossian for 38 years. She was a faithful member of Ossian United Methodist Church. She enjoyed volunteering at the Fort Wayne airport, Christian Care Retirement Community and was always ready to help others. Her family and friends were her greatest joy. She is survived by her husband, Donald; two sons, Kevin (Linda) Woodward of Markle, IN and Keith (Julie) Woodward of Edina, MN; 4 grandchildren, Scott, Brock, Haley and Graham Woodward. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Robert “Bob” Schuller, and her step-son Dean Adams. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her and loved her, with our loss God received a very special angel.

A funeral service will be at 10:00 am, Monday, November 21, 2011 at Ossian United Methodist Church, 201 West Mill Street, Ossian. Visitation will be from 2-7 pm on Saturday, November 19, 2011 and 1-4 pm on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Ft. Wayne. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ossian United Methodist Church or Chanticleer Athletic Foundation, memorials to the Barbara Adams Memorial, Coastal Carolina Athletic Foundation, P.O. Box 261954, Conway, S.C. 29528.


  • Funeral Service Monday, November 21, 2011
  • Visitation Saturday, November 19, 2011
  • Visitation Sunday, November 20, 2011

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December 1, 2011

Don, so sorry for the loss to you & yours.. Dave Hoover New Albany, IN

John Ginzel

November 25, 2011

Barbara will be missed. My condolances to her friends and family. An Ossian High School class mate.

Marion & BJ Gray

November 25, 2011

So sorry to hear of Barb's passing. She was such a pretty woman and so nice to people. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

November 21, 2011

Don, Kevin and Keith,

I am holding you in my thoughts. You must miss your wife and mother terribly. She was an incredible person whose goodness impacted so many. I looked up to her even when she was a young woman and I was a teenager. She was always an inspiration to me.

Cheryl L. Poole

Jerry/Rose Geisleman

November 20, 2011

Rose and Myself are very sorry for your loss Don. Every time Barb came to Walmart, She allways came to Lawn and Garden.She allways made me smile even on a bad day. That was her gift. Rose and my prayers are with you and your family. Jerry/Rose

Ed Sorg

November 20, 2011

Keith, Kevin and Don, I am so sorry for your loss. Barb touched so many in her time and she will be missed.

Emily Conville

November 19, 2011

Keith & Julie..... I'm so sorry to hear of your Mother/Mother-in-law passing away. Your entire family is in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. May the wonderful memories you have help comfort you.

Emily Conville

November 19, 2011

Keith & Julie..... I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother/Mother-in-law. I was only around her a few times & didn't know her well but, when I was around her she was such a pleasure to be around. She was always smiling & seemed to always be happy. May the heart warming memories comfort you. Your entire family will be in thoughts & prayers.

Tom Andrews

November 19, 2011

Barb is one of the sweetest ladies I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. It could be years in between times of seeing each other and she would always have a big hug, big smile and warm words. She was always so good to my mom and dad, and I always appreciated that so much. Don, Keith and Kevin - I'm so sorry for your loss. You are such a wonderful family and you'll be in my families thoughts and prayers.

November 19, 2011

Don, Kevin, and Keith and families,I was so saddened to hear of Barb's passing.. She was a Beautiful women inside and out. She was one of the sweetest and kindest ladies I have ever known. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.. Sandy Davis,VanBuren, Ind.