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Barbara M. Hootman Obituary


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“I loved having barbara in my pageant at huntington woods.. she was so proud ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: laurie hoerrle - elyria, OH

“To JB, Judy, Jill, Jenny, Jamie, John, Aaron, Hillary and great-grand kids, your mom, your grammy was the best. I have so many wonderful memories...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Debbie Pawlak - Saint Petersburg, FL

“My husband and I enjoyed many christmas celebrations with Mrs. Hootman at her daughter's home (Judy) in Berwyn Pa. Mrs. Hootman (Babs) enjoyed a...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: David & Nancy White - GA

“I am so sorry for your loss! I have enjoyed hearing stories about Babs over the years. Your family is in my prayers. Please let me know if I can do...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Melicia Whitt-Glover - NC

“I am so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and love and know you're in my thoughts. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Pam Long - Canton, GA

“Jill, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May God give you peace and may you share sweet memories. You all carry on her legacy....Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Gail & Jimmy Settle - TN

“Mrs. Hootman was like another mother to me for so much of my childhood. So many wonderful memories of being around the corner at their home. Seeing...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Maureen Rowe - thomasville, GA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Jill and your family for your loss. I cannot even begin to imagine going through this. I pray that God wraps his...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Jamie Glenn - Clarksville, TN

“Babs was a very special lady, and I was honored to know her. My heartfelt sympathies go out to all of your family. Her ruby reds and smiling eyes...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Rhea and Jim Yannayon - Seville, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I have enjoyed hearing all the stories of your mom over the years and felt...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Robin Kennedy - Clarksville, TN

“Babs was a classy lady...always friendly and with a smile on her face. Ken and Shirley Dusky ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Ken and Shirley Dusky - Romeo, MI

“So sorry for your loss Jill. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Peggy and Gary Sumner - TN

“You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. Pam ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Pam Hays - Memphis, TN


Barbara M. Hootman (nee Henn), age 84, of Rocky River , died Monday December 31, 2012 at Huntington Woods Nursing Home, Westlake.
Babs was the younger daughter of the late Bernhart Willis and Mae Bernadette (Gillard) Henn. She grew up in Rocky River and felt a special affinity for that town her whole life.
She graduated from Rocky River High School, Class of 1945. She enjoyed keeping in touch with old classmates.
She wed John C. Hootman in 1948. A dedicated homemaker, Babs was also a longtime member of the Beachcliff Garden Club, Fairview Hospital Volunteer Board and St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Lakewood, OH. After her children were grown, Babs was employed by Schreibman Jewelers in Cleveland, and later by Kaufman's department store.
In later years, Babs traveled with her sister, Betty Otte, through any number of countries from Morocco to Russia. She also enjoyed traveling to see her children and grandchildren, especially during the Christmas season.
She was always proud of her four children, who survive her: a son, John B. Hootman of Berea, and three daughters, Judith H. Tunnell, of Chester Springs, PA, Jill C. Hootman of Clarksville, TN, and Jennifer H. Graham of Kennesaw, Georgia, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Betty Otte.
She was preceded in death by her husband John C. Hootman who died in 2003.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 1 PM in the Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville.
Interment will be at the family plot in Lakewood Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 4630 Richmond Road, Suite 240, Cleveland, OH 44128 www.arthritis.org/ohio/neo.php

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