Barbara J. Gibson, 84, of Arcola, passed away at 3:58 A.M. on Friday, June 19, 2020 at the Odd Fellow Rebekah Home in Mattoon.
Funeral services were held at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St., in Arcola. Pastor Matt Stump officiated. Burial was in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home. The family would appreciate if everyone who attends would observe social distancing and wear a mask.
Barb was born on September 9, 1935 in Filson, IL. She was a daughter of Raymond and Thrissa (Elam) Johns. She married Richard Dale Gibson on August 1, 1954 in Filson. He passed away on September 16, 1994.
She is survived by one son, Kerry Gibson and his wife Robin of Wheeler, two daughters, Rhonda Mohr and her husband Dick of Arcola, and Teresa Easton and her husband Bill of New Lenox, five grandchildren, Brandon Gibson and his wife Lisa of Mahomet, Shay Gibson (Courtney), of Arcola, Nathan Mohr of Greeley, CO, Andrea Hart and her husband Donovan of Wentzville, MO, and Tyler Easton of Mokena, three step-grandchildren, Billy Easton and his wife Heather of FL, Andy Easton of FL, and Kamisha Easton of Illinois, nine great-grandchildren, Caden Gibson and Dale Gibson, Lennox and Leighton Hart, Kristin, Dylan, Brianne, Rylin and Chloe, two brothers, Lloyd Johns and his wife Ginny of Oakland, and Lyle Johns and his wife Mary Ann of Tuscola, and four sisters, Doris Malone of Summerfield, FL, Bev Allen of Chesterfield, MO, Connie
Gillis and her husband John of Villa Grove, and Mary Baird and her husband Jim of Tuscola.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one sister, Betty Guth and one brother, Harold Johns.
Barb was a member of the Arcola United Methodist Church. She had worked at Vyverberg’s Department Store in Arcola for several years. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, sewing and crocheting. Her favorite times were spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Arcola United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.