Barbara Ann Gibson, age 84, of Ionia, passed away March 13, 2020. She was born January 23, 1936 in Ionia, the daughter of LeRoy and Rosamond (Parham) Godden. Barbara was a faithful member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. She worked at Michigan Bell for many years. Barbara enjoyed gardening, swimming at the YMCA, dancing and entertaining guests at her home. Most of all Barbara loved spending time with her family, especially her cherished grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are her parents; beloved husband of 54 years, Gerald Gibson; brothers, David and William Godden; and brothers-in-law, James (Doris) Gibson and Leslie Gibson. Surviving Barbara are her daughters, Kimberly (Dale Vogt) Powers and Cynthia (Jason) Mayle; grandchildren, Corinne (Adam) Haberstich, Tyson (Megan Bennett) Powers, Justin (Ashley) Mayle, Jenna (Rahul Gollapudi) Mayle, and Jordan Mayle; great-grandchildren, Oliver, Ava, Elizabeth, Arthur, Max, and Harlow; brother, Tom (Judy) Godden; sister, Karen Martin; sisters-in-law, Jan Godden and Mary Breeze; brother-in-law, Clyde (Ann) Gibson; and many nieces and nephews.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Thomas Brown at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 20, 2020 at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Ionia. Rite of Committal will be in the spring at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 3-7 p.m. at the Lehman Funeral Home, 220 Rich Street, Ionia and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. For those wishing, contributions may be made to Grace Hospice or SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in memory of Barbara. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.
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