Barbara Downing (1966 - 2014)

  • "My deepest sympathies go out to the Downing and Wollpert..."
    - Kris Warnstedt-Schmitt
  • "Scott & Family - Deepest condolances to you and your loved..."
  • "Scott, I am so sorry to hear of Barb's illness and passing...."
  • "Thoughts and prayers to your family. I attended and..."
    - Kim (Beebe)Martinez
  • "We are so sorry for your loss. As neighbors we watched..."
    - Phil & Kathy Drwila

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 : To express online condolences, please visit For information, call 847-381-3411.

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on June 24, 2014
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