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Barbara J. (Potter) Gibbs

October 19, 1933 ~ August 16, 2021 (age 87)

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Barbara J. (Nee Potter) Gibbs, 87 of Troy Township, formerly of Middlefield, passed away Monday, August 16, 2021, at In the Pines Care Center in Troy Township. She was born on October 19, 1933. in Parkman, daughter of the late Laver M. and Blanche P (Fenner) Potter. She was a graduate of Middlefield High School. Barbara married Wilmer Allen Gibbs on April 22, 1955. They were married 38 years before he died Sept. 27, 1993. Barbara was a homemaker and former member of the First United Methodist Church in Middlefield. She was a member of the Eastern Star for 67 years. She enjoyed gardening. Her flower beds where her pride and joy. She would help at the Petal Pusher and was a girl scout leader. She loved traveling, nature, and her cats.

Barbara will be missed by her family and friends, her son Paul Allen Gibbs, two daughters, Lisa Ann (Carl) Sanborn and Annette Lynn (Gibbs) Holmes; four grandchildren, Allen (Sara) Gibbs, Laurie Bedio, Megan Gibbs, Jennifer (Vern) Miller, 10 great grandchildren two sisters, Mary Lou Cheney and Linda Lee Neuman, her brother Thomas Leon Potter and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Wilmer, her parents, and her sister Nancy Turo.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held 2:00 – 4:00 PM Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 West High St., Middlefield, OH 44062. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rescue Village, 15463 Chillicothe Rd., Novelty, OH 44072. 



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Gathering of Family and Friends
August 28, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sly Family Funeral Home
15670 W. High Street, PO Box 1275
Middlefield, OH 44062


Rescue Village
15463 Chillicothe Rd, Russell Twp. OH 44072

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