Barbara Rava, 75, of Ocala, FL and formerly of North Port, FL died on April 6, 2021 surrounded by her loving husband, John and her son, Russell. On September 18, 1945 she was born to the parents of William and Laura Hopper Stephenson in Wardell, MO. Barbara spent many years as a secretary and retired from Bell Telephone. Barbara always had a positive outlook and a great sense of humor. She loved animals, people, and just enjoyed life.
She is survived by her loving husband, John Rava; three sons, Russell Carawan, Michael Rava, and Ryan Rava; one daughter, Jacklin Rava; 11 grandchildren, one great grandchild; one brother, Larry Stephenson; and daughter-in-law Lorraine Shourds.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be held on April 19, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Farley Funeral Home in North Port. A funeral service will be held on April 19, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. Entombment will follow services at Venice Memorial Gardens in Venice. In lieu of flowers, donations may go to St. Jude Children’s Research in Barbara’s memory.
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm