Barbara Rava

September 18, 1945 - April 6, 2021
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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.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, April 19, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Farley Funeral Home - North Port


5900 South Biscayne Drive, , North Port, FL, 34287

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, April 19, 2021

Time: 1:30 pm

Venice Memorial Gardens


1950 Center Road, , Venice, FL, 34292


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Born: September 18, 1945
Died: April 6, 2021

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Lorraine Dame & Vic Giannini posted on 4/18/21

In memory of Barbara Rava, Lorraine Dame & Vic Giannini lit a candle


Lorraine Dame & Vic Giannini posted on 4/18/21

This message is from Vic Giannini & Lorraine Dame. Barbara was one of the sweetest ladies you could have for a friend. I (Lorraine) met her for the first time at her 70th birthday party. I knew then she was kind, sweet, always smiling and a beautiful lady inside and out. Our condolences to John and all her family. Fly high Barbara till we meet again.


Judy vivian posted on 4/17/21

So sorry for the loss of such a wonderful woman with such an amazing zest for life and a true warrior! Barb was always smiling and laughing and living life to the fullest! She will be greatly missed. Love you Momma B


Bobbie and Greg Burgess posted on 4/14/21

Barbie, you were the sister of my heart and you helped pull me through a very difficult time in my life. Now you are resting in peace and smiling down on all of us. Love you Bobbie Barbie, when ever I think of you I always smile. Thank you for the wonderful memories, friendship, and especially the love. Your spirit will live in my heart forever. Greg Bill and Bob, you got a wild one coming to your meetings now! We love you John.


Sarena Hutson posted on 4/13/21

Heaven has gained an angel. Aunt Barbara fought a good fight here on earth and she earned her wings. We will all miss her bubbly personality and sweet disposition. We will celebrate her life and death as we know she is in a better place. She is reunited with her family and loved ones that went before her. She was ready to meet Jesus! To those of us she left behind, she would not want us to grieve long. She would want us to remember all the Good Times we shared with her. I can hear her say "I love you darlin" I loved her too.