Baptist, Barbara Lois Roop
Dec. 25, 1929 - Mar. 13, 2014
Barbara Lois Roop Baptist, 84, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Chicago, IL, died on Mar. 13, 2014. Services will be held at 1:30 pm on Sat., April 12, 2014 at Bay Village in Sarasota, FL. Funeral arrangements by: A.R.N. Cremation Services.
Born in Chicago on Christmas morning, Barb was a devoted wife, mother and friend. A member of Tri Delta sorority at Beloit College
, it was there that she met her best friend and husband, George "Babe" Baptist. They lived in St. Charles, and later in Northbrook, IL where Barb fulfilled her greatest calling-that of wife and mother.
Barb's Christian faith led her to serve as an Elder at the Village Church in Northbrook, & to join the Church of the Palms. She was a PEO, belonged to Friendship Force, and volunteered at SPARCC (a women's crisis center).
Barb was preceded in death by her brother Robert (Phyllis) Roop, and is survived by her beloved husband and three daughters: Wendy (John)Vander-Zee, Debbie (Jim) Maakestad, and Stacie Baptist; the grandchildren she adored: Jenny (Andrew) Singleton, Sarah (Spencer) McKenney, Robbie (Ashley) Maakestad, and Will Maakestad; and her greatest joy, her great-granddaughter, Maddie Singleton.
Memorial contributions may be made to: The Bay Village Endowment Fund, 8400 Vamo Road, attn: Barbara, Sarasota, FL 34231, or to SPARCC, 2139 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34237.