Shirley M. Gibbs

August 7, 1935 - December 26, 2021
Shirley M. Gibbs

Shirley M. Gibbs, 86, of East Liverpool, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021 at Valley Hospice in Steubenville, following a lengthy illness.

 

Shirley was born in East Liverpool  on August 7, 1935, the daughter of the late William Roach and Hazel Allen Roach Silverthorn.  She was a 1953 graduate of East Liverpool High School  and lived in the area her entire life.  Shirley married Howard Gibbs on June 15, 1957 and spent 55 years with him until his death on October 22, 2012.  Shirley was employed for seven years as a bookkeeper for Potters Bank.  After leaving the bank, Shirley spent 13 years as a secretary for East Liverpool Schools until her retirement in 1990.

 

Shirley was a member of the East Liverpool High School Alumni Association, Class of 1953 Reunion Committee and was an election poll worker for the Board of Elections.  

 

Left behind to cherish her memory are: two sons, Gary E. (Cindy) Gibbs, of Johnson City, TN, and Scott A. Gibbs, of Wellsville, OH; her daughter, Cindy M. (Ron) Woodyard, of Galloway, OH; step daughter, Elizabeth A. (Wilbert) Bonnick, of Kissimmee, FL.  She is also survived by her four grandchildren: Shanna Gibbs, Taylor Woodyard, Morgan Woodyard, and Zachary Gibbs; step-granddaughters, Bobbi Jo (Mike) DeSpain, and Trish M (Rich) Neal.   Shirley also leaves behind 6 great-grandsons, her sister, Verna Thorne,and sister-in-law, Ava Roach.

 

Along with her parents and husband, Shirley was preceded in death by: her daughter-in-law, Mickey Gibbs; and four siblings: Richard Roach, Robert Roach, Eileen Purinton, and Hazel Flara.

 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 11AM-1PM  at Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists- Martin Chapel in Calcutta.  The funeral service will follow at 1PM with Pastor Stephen Knisely of the First United Methodist Church of East Liverpool officiating.  Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

 

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Valley Hospice for the exceptional care they took of Shirley during her time with them.  Their kindness and compassion will forever be remembered.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial donations to be made in Shirley’s name to: Valley Hospice 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH  43943.

 

To read this obituary, leave condolences to the family, and sign the guestbook, please visit carechapel.com 

   


Service

Thursday, December 30, 2021
1:00 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists – Martin Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH 43920
3303820600

Burial

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Riverview Cemetery - Directions
2026 St. Clair Avenue
East Liverpool, Ohio 43920

Visitation

Thursday, December 30, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists – Martin Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH 43920
3303820600

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  • December 27, 2021
    Sharon Coleman Hall says:
    From Glenn Coleman's daughter - Sharon Cindy, Scott and Gary - so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • December 28, 2021
    Nancy Campbell says:
    Scott, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending deepest sympathies.

  • December 28, 2021
    scott mcnicol says:
    Scott and Cindy I send my deepest condolences for your family in this tough time. You’re in my thoughts and in my prayers. I will miss talking with your mom on my random calls, she was a great person!

  • December 28, 2021
    Beverly DeSarro says:
    I’m so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing! I grew up in the same Beechwood neighborhood that she lived in!! Shedding love and prayers for her family!! God bless!

  • December 29, 2021
    Kayleen Stewart says:
    Sincere condolences to you Cindy and your brother. Your Dear Mom is now in heaven with your Dad, Family and Friends. I know you will miss her very much, but she is now happy with a new life for eternity.