Barbara Gibbs of West Hartford, Conn., formerly of Carbondale, died Friday at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, Conn. She was the widow of Robert Gibbs, who died Jan. 24, 2009.
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Born in Carbondale, daughter of the late James and Dorothy Dowing Clarke, she attended St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. She was a member of the class of 1943 of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale, and a graduate of St. Thomas Business School, Archbald, where she received an accounting degree. She formerly worked at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia. She retired in 1988 as credit manager from Hendrick Manufacturing, Carbondale. She also worked in the accounting department for Tri-County Mental Health Center, Carbondale. She was a member of Carbondale Business and Professional Women's Club and the Marian Community Hospital Auxiliary, both of Carbondale.
Surviving are two sons, David R. Gibbs and wife, Melody, Unionville, Conn.; and Donald Gibbs and wife, Carol, Mayfield; a sister, Peggy Clarke Hutchinson and husband, Ernest, Avon, Conn.; and two grandchildren, Corrin Burke and husband, James P., Canton, Conn.; and Justin D. Gibbs, Unionville; and two great-grandchildren whom she adored, Ella Anne Burke and Aubrey Rose Burke, Canton, Conn.; and two nephews, Eric C. Hutchinson and E. Jeffery Hutchinson; several grandnieces and grandnephews.
The funeral will be Thursday in the Brennan and Brennan Funeral Home Inc., 55 Lincoln Ave., Carbondale, with a blessing service at 10 a.m. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park, Montdale.
Friends may call Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m. Online condolences may be sent at www.brennanfuneralhomes.com.
Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc.
55 Lincoln Avenue Carbondale, PA 18407
Published in Scranton Times on Oct. 10, 2011