Downing, Barbara Lynn "Barb" 48, of Hoffman Estates, died June 21, 2014 in Evanston. She was born on June 3, 1966 to Arthur Jr. and Janis Wollpert in Waukegan, IL. Barb, a graduate of Purdue University, was a pharmacist for 18 years. She retired and became The PTA President at Plum Grove Jr High School 2008-2010. More recently, Barb volunteered for the USO helping traveling service men and women at O'Hare airport. Barb's USO involvement stemmed from her relationship with the Barrington United Methodist Church, a spiritual community she enjoyed. Barb is survived by her loving husband of 23 plus years, Scott Downing; children, Hannah Downing and Grace Downing; brother, Michael Wollpert; sister, Laura (Todd) Ringa; her parents; brother-in-law, Aaron Downing; father and mother-in-law, Dale Jr. (Marie) Downing; nephews; and many cousins. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 25, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 149 W. Main Street (Lake-Cook Rd.), Barrington, IL 60010. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 26, at Barrington United Methodist Church, 98 Algonquin Road, Barrington, IL 60010. There will be a second visitation held one hour prior to the service at church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the
: www.cancer.org/involved/donate/memorialgiving/memorial-giving. To express online condolences, please visit www.davenportfamily.com. For information, call 847-381-3411.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on June 24, 2014