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Obituary: Barbara Gibis

Barbara Gibis, age 91 of Clare, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at home. Barbara was born the daughter of Roy and Grace (Blossingham) Beck on January 11, 1933 in Detroit. She moved to Farwell where she attended school and worked at the family business. Barbara married George Gibis on December 24, 1948 in Boone County, Kentucky. She then moved to Clare where George started his Excavating Business. Barbara had driven School Bus for Clare Public Schools for 27 years. She was part of the Women’s Bowling League for several years and also enjoyed golfing and playing cards with several card clubs. After retirement, she volunteered as a mentor at Clare Public Schools for several years.
She is survived by her children Mike and Mary Gibis of Socorro, New Mexico, Lawrence Gibis of Clare and Janine and Dennis Baldwin of Farwell; grandchildren Keith Gibis, April Borch, Jessica Colosky, Jeremy Wiley and Erica Platon; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Barbara was predeceased by her parents; husband George; her son Terrance “Frank” Gibis; a brother Herbert Beck; her sister Betty Burleson; a brother-in-law Jack Gibis; a sister-in-law Lois Gibis and a special niece Kathy Gibis.
Visitation will be held at the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home on Sunday, February 11, 2024 from 3 to 7 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 11 A.M. with Monsignor Francis Koper officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Cecilia Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church.

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