Barbara A. Hoopingarner, 82, of Peoria, passed away at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria, with Jeff Leeman officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
Barbara was born on March 3, 1935 in Peoria, the daughter of Samuel and Virginia (Webb) Witherell. She married Robert C. Hoopingarner on August 19, 1956 in Starved Rock. He preceded her in death on March 1, 1979 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and sons, Doug (Deb) Bateson and Mark Hoopingarner.
She is survived by her children, Rhonda (Jerry) Pyatt and David (Cathy) Hoopingarner, both of Hanna City; brother, Rodney “Butch” (Joanne) Witherell; seven grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Barbara worked for seventeen years as a silk screen press operator at Key Industries in East Peoria. She formerly lived at Cedars of Lebanon Apartments, where she made many wonderful memories and truly loved her time there.
Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s memory to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.