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Barbara Anne (Byrd) Ropka

Born: Mon., Dec. 2, 1946
Died: Thu., Jun. 6, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 14, 2019
Location: Thacker Brothers Lake Monticello Funeral Home


2:00 PM Sat., Jun. 15, 2019
Location: Augusta Memorial Park

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Barbara Anne Ropka

     Barbara Anne (Byrd) Ropka, 72, of Palmyra, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville.

    She was born on December 2, 1946, in Elbert, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Julian Eugene and Anna Marie (Wadosky) Byrd.      

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Ray Byrd.     

    Barbara retired from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Corrections, where she had worked at the Center For Staff Development and Training Academy in Goochland, VA.     

    Survivors include a multitude of special cousins and other extended family members, as well as many cherished friends.       

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Friday, June 14, 2019 at Thacker Brothers Lake Monticello Funeral Home, 138 Heritage Drive, in Palmyra, VA. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Augusta Memorial Park in Waynesboro, VA. 

       Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com.

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Cherie Beecroft
   Posted Fri June 14, 2019
Barbara Ropka was a dear and helpful friend to everyone at the Academy. Her sweet and caring manner was exceeded only by her devotion to duty and excellence in work. Barbara was a good example of excellence in life and work and she will be greatly missed. Condolences to all who loved her.

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