Barbara Ann Tubbs (1935 - 2015)

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Barbara Ann Tubbs, 79, Curwensville, went to be with her Lord on Friday, July 3, 2015, at the Mt. Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield after a lengthy illness.
Born Nov. 4, 1935, in Clearfield, she was the daughter of John Marsden and Elizabeth Jeanette (Young) Bowers. On Sept. 14, 1956, at the Curwensville United Methodist Church she wed Eugene Boyd "Gene" Tubbs who preceded her in death Oct. 15, 2012.
She attended the South Side Elementary School, the Locust Street School and graduated from the Patton High School all in Curwensville. She also graduated from the former Clearfield Hospital School of Nursing in 1956, received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from I.U.P. in 1972, and received her Master's Degree in Counseling and Guidance from I.U.P. in 1975. Prior to graduating from high school, she had worked at the former Addleman's Store and the former Keystone Restaurant, both in Curwensville.
She was a member of the Curwensville United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Progressor's Sunday School Class, was a member of and past President of the United Methodist Women, she was a past member and past chairman of the Pastor Parish Relations Committee, along with her husband Gene was a past Youth Fellowship leader and had also served the church working in the kitchen and dining room for numerous dinners and luncheons.
She served nine years on the Clearfield Hospital Board of Directors and many years on the Clearfield County American Cancer Society which included two terms as president. She also served numerous years with the Curwensville Music Boosters Association
She was an instructor at the former Clearfield Hospital School of Nursing from 1956 to 1969, was an instructor at the former Philipsburg State General Hospital School of Nursing from 1969 thru 1977, and from 1977 until her retirement in 1997, was an instructor in the Practical School of Nursing program at the Clearfield County Vo-Tech (Clearfield County Career and Technology Center) spending nearly 41 years being an educator in the field of nursing
Surviving are three daughters: Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Bowser and her husband, Fred, of DuBois; Tonda Sue Beard and her husband, Douglas, of Curwensville; and Jacqueline Jean "Jackie" Densmore and her husband, Michael, of Leesburg, Va.; two grandchildren, Casey L. Linsenbigler and his wife, Amanda, of Frenchville; and Christopher W. Densmore of Leesburg, Va.; as well as two great-grandchildren, Jersey R. Linsenbigler and Rece T. Linsenbigler.
Also surviving is a sister, Emma Jean Horton and husband, Curt, of State College; two brothers-in-law, Thomas Tubbs and his wife, Helen, of Curwensville; and Charles Kenneth Tubbs and his wife, Louise, of North Tonawanda, N.Y.; and a sister-in-law, Donna Tubbs of Luthersburg; and an ex son-in-law, David Linsenbigler of Curwensville.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; grandparents William Harrison and Lucinda Mae (Williams) Young and Charles and Emma (Redfern) Bowers; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Victor and Delevene Tubbs; brother-in-law, Dudley Tubbs; and an infant brother-in-law, Singleton Tubbs Jr.
Friends will be received from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville. Friends will also be received from 9 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Curwensville United Methodist Church, 602 State St., Curwensville. A celebration of life service for Mrs. Tubbs will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at the church with the Rev. Dr. Robert Ludrowsky and Rev. John F. White co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Curwensville.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to either the Curwensville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund at 602 State St., Curwensville, PA 16833 or the Nursing Alumni Association of Clearfield Hospital c/o Joan Myers, 2541 Meadow Road, Clearfield, PA 16830.
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Published in The Courier Express from July 8 to July 9, 2015