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Barbara Jo Gibson



1950-2015Barb Gibson photo

 Barbara Jo Gibson, 65 of Kahoka, MO, died Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, IA.

She was born August 30, 1950, in Keokuk, the daughter of William Louis “Louie” and Bernice “Elaine” Millspaugh Greenslaugh. On September 2, 1979, she was united in marriage to Ted Gibson at Rand Park in Keokuk.  He survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Troy O’Shea of Keokuk, Randy Gibson (Brenda) of Southern Pines, N.C. and Dan Gibson of Keokuk, two daughters, Tracy O’Shea of Keokuk and Brenda Heavin (James) of Columbia, MO, nine grandchildren, Courtney, Alexis, Dayton, Sydni, Allyson, Emily, Clay, Michael and Briley, her father, Louie Greenslaugh of Hamilton, IL four brothers, Larry Greenslaugh of Hamilton, IL, Bill Greenslaugh (Mary) of Hamilton, IL, Jamie Greenslaugh (Susie) of Hamilton, IL and John Greenslaugh of Carthage, IL two sisters, Mary Lou Greenslaugh (Mike) of Quincy, IL and Diane Grossman (Wade Mercer) of Burlington, IA, two sisters-in-law, Pauline Lorenz of Keokuk and Colleen Grisham of Keokuk and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Bernice Greenslaugh, grandparents, and mother and father-in-law, Roy & Mary Ellen Gibson.

Barb graduated from Hamilton High School with the Class of 1968.  She had been employed at Roquette in Keokuk for thirty-four years until her retirement in 2012.   Barb was a member of First Christian Church in Keokuk.

Barb enjoyed her home and loved to entertain family and friends around her pool.  She loved gardening, feeding the birds and deer and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.  Barb adored her two dogs, Sandy and Sam and took them for a car ride every day.   Barb had the kindest heart and warmest smile.  She filled each day with love, laughter and memories.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday at the First Christian Church in Keokuk with Reverend David Turner officiating.  Burial will be in the Hickory Grove Cemetery in Keokuk.

Visitation will be held after 1 p.m., Friday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk with family meeting with friends from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Keokuk Humane Society.

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