Barbara Gibson


DESHLER -- Barbara L. Gibson, 86, of Deshler, Ohio, died Sunday morning, September 30, 2012, at her residence.

She was born December 17, 1925, in Bangor, Maine, to the late Guy and Ina (Willey) Kenney. On July 18, 1945, she married John Shough Jr. and they were later divorced. Then on October 17, 1958, she married Robert Joe Gibson and he preceded her in death on November 30, 2000.

Barbara was a graduate of Bangor High School, Bangor, Maine. Along with her husband, they owned and operated Deshler Lanes from 1966-1979. She was a charter member of Deshler Garden Club; Deshler American Legion Post 316 Auxiliary, lifetime member of Patrick Henry Athletic Boosters; and member and past madam president of Fraternal Orders of Eagles Lodge 2163, Kenton, Ohio.

She is survived by her children, Lynn Reimund of Deshler, Barbara Tyrrell Verfaillie of Defiance, Ohio, Jonanne (Patrick) Dugan of Defiance, Joe (Sylvia) Gibson of Deshler, Brent (Barb) Gibson of Wauseon and Brian (Jeanne) Gibson, Deshler; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by brother, Guy Kenney Jr.; and twin granddaughters, Erica and Christine Tyrrell.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler, with Pastor Meg Knape officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Deshler. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to Bridge Hospice or Deshler Garden Club. Online condolences can be made at

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  • So sorry for your loss, My prayers and thoughts are with you all.