Barbara May Stavropoulos, of Valparaiso, passed away Monday, April 21, 2008
at her home. She was 79.
She was born May 25, 1928 in Chicago, the daughter of Norval and Barbara (Travnicek)
She is survived by two sons, Michael Coslet and George (Darcy) Stavropoulos,
Jr.; four daughters, Jo Ann (Philip) Carlson, Sandra Coslet, Carol (Mark)
Becker and Barbara Holevoet; seven step-daughters, Meredith (Kent) Gulstrom,
Judy (Gene) Miller, Denise (Bill) Barkow, Sue (John) Keiser, Janice (Todd)
Rudnick, Coda Alfrey and Lisa (Bruce) Krause; nine grandchildren and one
great-grandchild; four brothers and one sister.
She was preceded in death by a step-son Gary.
Barbara was a member of the American Legion Post #170 Women’s Auxiliary, she
attended the Banta Center and was a member of Sigma Phi Sorority.
After a long battle with cancer, Barbara passed away at home with her family
beside her. She loved being involved at the Legion organizing the Annual
Children’s Christmas Program, and her involvement in the weekly Bingo games.
Her greatest pride was being a part of the Banta Center, crocheting baby
blankets for the local hospital. She was a loving mother, grandmother and
Funeral services, Pastor Ray Music officiating, will be at 7 p.m. Friday,
April 25, 2008 at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday at White-Love Funeral
Memorials may be given in Barbara’s name to the family.
For more information, please call 926-1309.