December 29, 1939 -March 5, 2018

DeWITT, Iowa — Phyllis Anne Adamson, 78, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018, at Clarissa Cook, Bettendorf.

She was born December 29, 1939,, in Washington, D.C., to William and Cleo (Boyer) Meek. She graduated from Annandale High School, Annandale, Virginia, and attended Iowa State University. Phyllis later finalized her education degree at Marycrest College, Davenport. She taught home economics and English at Calamus High School. On November 12, 1960, she married Edward Adamson in Princeton, Missouri. The couple resided in eastern Iowa and settled on a farm south of Calamus in 1975, where they raised their children, Brenda and Mike. They also helped raise the light of their life, grandson, Dane Rambo. Phyllis and Ed continued to reside there until moving to DeWitt in 2011. Ed preceded Phyllis in death on February 14, 2012.

She was a longtime member of Wapsi Oaks and Springbrook Country Club. Phyllis was a fantastic cook and homemaker and loved family genealogy. She loved spending time with family and friends and also her faithful and devoted dog, Gracie. Phyllis especially loved the beach.

Surviving are her grandson, Dane Rambo, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; siblings, Melinda (Jim) Smoldt, Reinbeck, Iowa, Dana Caldwell, Cypress, Texas, David (Frances) Meek, Sebastian, Florida, and Suzanne Foxman, Alameda, California; nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Gracie.

Also preceding Phyllis in death were a son, Mike Adamson, and a daughter, Brenda Adamson-Rambo.

Visitation will be at the United Methodist Church, DeWitt from 9 until 10:45 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018, with a service at 11 a.m. in the church. Pastor Tom Boomershine will officiate with burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Mound. Memorials are suggested to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, University of Iowa Children's Hospital or the charity of the donor's choice.

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