November 5, 1936-

March 30, 2014

Charles W. Adams passed away peacefully March 30, 2014 at the UnityPoint Hospital in Des Moines. Charlie was born November 5, 1936 in Des Moines to Willard and Allegra Adams. After graduating from high school in Des Moines, Charlie earned a BA from UNI, received a Master of Library Science from the University of Denver, and completed a supervisor program at Arizona State University.

In addition to his wife, Sharon, Charlie is survived by his son Richard and his stepchildren: Tam (Bill) Bartlett, Lynne (Mike) Henson and Chris McTurk; his grandchildren: Zeb Adams, Brandon (Nancy) Cecil, Tara (Bobby) Avina, Michael (Crystal) Henson, Holly (Donald) Franklin and Megan Bartlett. His great-grandchildren are: Kinsey, Sofia, Hayden, Hunter, Michael, Gracie-Lynn and foster great-granddaughter Coco.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2014 at Walnut Hills United Methodist Church in Urbandale. Burial will be 2:00 PM Friday at the Alice Union Cemetery near Conrad, Iowa. Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Thursday at McCalley Funeral Home in Adel where family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m.

Memorials may be directed to the Dallas County EMS or Walnut Hills United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be left at