Pendarvis, Barbara “Bobbie”, 91, of St. Petersburg FL. passed away July 23, 2019, in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by her caregivers. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Madge Pendarvis and her brother, Sonny Pendarvis. She is survived by her nephew, Wilbur “trip” Bolius.
Barbara was born and raised in Holly Hill SC. She attended Columbia College, where she graduated with a master’s degree in education. She returned to Holly Hill, where she taught elementary school, until moving to Florida in the mid 1950’s. Barbara taught at several schools in St. Petersburg, ending her career as the media specialist at Fairmount Park Elementary in 1990. Barbara’s passion for helping those in need and advocating for those who could not for themselves, led to her being loved and long remembered by many students, families and staff members, many of which became lifelong friends. Her passion to help, carried over to animals, as well. She supported numerous animal charities and rescued many dogs and cats during her lifetime. Barbara loved her politics and followed it closely, supporting candidates who also supported her passions for helping the needy, the children and the poor. She was a beautiful, refined, southern lady but with a strong sense of right and wrong and was quick to speak up and stand up for those beliefs. She will be returned to Holly Hill to be buried alongside her beloved parents and brother. For those wishing to pay tribute to Barbara, donations should be made in her name, to Pet Pal Animal Shelter, 405 - 22nd St. S. St. Petersburg, Fl. 33712.
Celebration of Life to be held on August 25, 2019 at the home of Sue Hatton Casto.
Information for the Celebration of Life
Place: Home of Sue Hatton Casto
925 - 25th Ave N St Petersburg, 33704
Date: August 25th, 2019
Time: 2:00 P.M.