February 22 1938 December 26 2019
Barbara’s Obituary Barbara J. Gibbs, 81, of Jacksonville, IL, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at Passavant Area Hospital. She was born Feb. 22, 1938, in Jacksonville, the daughter of Leonard and Veda Steele Shelton Sr. She married Dale V. Gibbs on Dec. 3, 1955, in Hernando, MS, and he preceded her in death on June 25, 2018. She is survived by four daughters and one son, Terri (Rob) Harr of Concord, Gayle (Michael) Lockenour of New Berlin, Sharon (Bret) Davenport of Jacksonville, Kevin Gibbs of Chicago, and Lori (Jon) Cody of Jacksonville; ten grandchildren, April (Aaron) Folker, Holly (Ryan) Zornes, Kirsten (Ryan) Chrans, Falyn Lockenour, Tessa Lockenour, Justin Davenport (fiancée Hilary Lindsey), Derek (Hannah) Davenport, Kory Davenport, Bailey (Axel) Duarte, and Claire Cody; and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and five brothers and three sisters, Leonard Shelton Jr., Wayne Shelton, June Shelton, Robert Shelton (surviving wife Ruth of Chicago), Dorothy Bottom, Jacqueline Panhorst, William Shelton, and Veda Moore. Mrs. Gibbs was a 1956 graduate of Jacksonville High School. She was a member of Central Christian Church. She worked at Illinois School for the Deaf as a Cottage Parent, retiring in 2000. Barb’s greatest hobby was her family. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville. The family will meet friends 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. A private family burial will be held later at Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Central Christian Church or to AMBUCS. Condolences may be left at buchanancody.com. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Barbara J Gibbs February 22 1938 December 26 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Jacksonville, state: Illinois