Barbara "Barb" Lynn Downing, 48

Barbara "Barb" Lynn Downing, 48, of Hoffman Estates, Ill. died, June 21, 2014, in Evanston, Ill.
She was born on June 3, 1966, to Arthur Jr. and Janis Wollpert in Waukegan, Ill.
Barb, a graduate of Purdue University, was a pharmacist for 18 years.  She retired and became the PTA president at Plum Grove Junior high School from 2008 to 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 loved the Saugatuck/Douglas community, visiting for more than the past 18 years and owning a home in Douglas for the past 11 years.
Barb also enjoyed the Douglas Dutchers Base Ball Club and family of which she became a member.  
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.
To honor Barb, donations in her name can be made to one of the following: Barrington United Methodist Church Attn: Missions, 98 Algonquin Road, Barrington, IL 60010 or The American Cancer Society,
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For more information, call the Davenport Family Funeral Home at (847) 381-3411.


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