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Barbara "Barb" J. (Romashko) Poupore
Date of Death: July, 08 2022


Barbara "Barb" J. (Romashko) Poupore, 78, of Spalding, Michigan passed away on Friday July 8, 2022 at Aurora Medical Center- Bay Area in Marinette, Wisconsin. 
 
Barb was born on September 13, 1943 in Pontiac, Michigan, daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Janssen) Carron.  
 
On June 24, 1983 she married Harold Poupore in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  
 
Barb had a brilliant mind and was a proud graduate of Northern Michigan University.  She received her masters degree in Social Work from Michigan State University.
 
Barb was a dedicated social worker who enjoyed serving others in home health care agencies, foster care and adoption.  She assisted the elderly, disabled, children and families.  She also worked for the Department of Health and Human Services prior to her retirement. 
 
Barb enjoyed spending time with family, making porcelain dolls, flower gardening, and french cooking.  She was an exceptional cook and had a passion for interior design. She loved raising yorkshire terriers and always had one of her dogs by her side.  
 
Barb is survived by her husband, Harold Poupore; one son, Matt (Kristi) Romashko;  five grandchildren, Samantha, Shelby, Amanda, Andrew and Sara; two great grandchildren, Alliyah and Destiny;  four step children, Cindy (Ray) Myers, Renee (William) Bartel, Marcy (Donald) Robinson and Todd Poupore; six step grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, brothers and sister-in laws.   She is also survived by her dear friend, Michelle Graham.
 
Barb is predeceased by her parents; her first husband Gerald Romashko; two sons Martin Romashko and Mark Romashko; two sisters Ruthie Dani and Bette Sutherland; and a niece Jackie Spott.  
 
Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday July 13, 2022  at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home located at West 3755 US 2, Spalding, Michigan 49886. The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday July 13, 2022 at the funeral home with Pastor Jacob Gibbs officiating.  Burial will take place in the Spalding Township Cemetery immediately following the service.
 
Please visit www.allofh.com to send online condolences to her family.

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  • "Barb was one of the finest social workers and friends that I have had the privilege to enter my life! She will be truly missed by everyone whose life she touched. Our thoughts and prayers to Harold, her boys, grandchildren and extended family. "
    -Carol Hirn

  • "Matt So sorry to here of your mothers passing. What does a person say to another in this situation, not sure but I’ve found the hurt goes away after awhile. And thinking of all the wonderful memories that were shared together, the thought of them not suffering anymore along with the hope that we have of seeing them again some day in a better world that is coming, gets me through. Thank you for being a great friend. You and your family are in our prayers. James and Esther Stickney"
    -James Stickney

  • "Matt So sorry to here of your mothers passing. What does a person say to another in this situation, not sure but I’ve found the hurt goes away after awhile. And thinking of all the wonderful memories that were shared together, the thought of them not suffering anymore along with the hope that we have of seeing them again some day in a better world that is coming, gets me through. Thank you for being a great friend. You and your family are in our prayers. James and Esther Stickney"
    -James Stickney

  • "So sorry to hear about Barb. She was a good and honest social worker and one of my mentors. Condolences to her family."
    -Kay Pryal

  • "No words Matt and family. Had a lot of good memories with you and your mom. Anything I can do just say the word. Hang in there. Call anytime night or day. Love you buddy. "
    -Mike Rau

  • "No words Matt and family. Had a lot of good memories with you and your mom. Anything I can do just say the word. Hang in there. Call anytime night or day. Love you buddy. "
    -Mike Rau

  • "I am late, didn't know she passed away. Sorry to the family. Barb was the nicest person. She was our social worker for years and help with the adoption of my youngest daughter who we received at 4 days old. We couldn't thank her enough for all she did. Will never forget her. "
    -Terry Lemire


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