Barbara A. Hoopes

Obituary of Barbara A. Hoopes

Barbara Ann (Shaw) Hoopes, age 72, Norristown resident, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, with her son and two daughters by her side. She was born in Norristown on January 6, 1941. She will be remembered as a loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend. She was a Hero to her family. Daughter of the late Earl C. Shaw and Elizabeth S. Shaw (Betty). Survived by her sister Elizabeth S. Shaw Strickland (Beth) (Tom), her son, Joseph C. Hoopes (Drema). Daughters, Deborah E. Hoopes Harkins (Debbie) and Cherie A.Hoopes Rapposelli (Mark). Grandchildren, Jason Harkins (Michelle Wagner-Fiancee), Joseph Harkins, Ashley Harkins, Amethyst Friel (Ami) and Maura E. Rapposelli. Step-grandchildren Kayla, Brooke and Great-step-grandson Aydan. Niece Susan E. Strickland Rosone (Paul) and Great Niece Elizabeth Shaw Rosone (Bessie). She attended St. Mark's Lutheran Church and was a 1959 graduate of A.D. Eisenhower Senior High School. She worked at DecisionOne for 24 years as a Senior Contract Revenue Administration Specialist. Also, worked at Mc Donalds, American Baptist, Hallmark, and Genuardi's. Was a member of the BPW Association. Loved to travel and be with her family. She had an avid interest in various collectibles. Arrangements are private. In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street,Suite 750, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104.
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