Joan G. Gibson 1935-2021

LORDSTOWN — Joan Grace Gibson, 85, passed away peacefully into eternal rest Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the Gillette Nursing Home in Warren.

She was born Sept. 19, 1935, in Morgantown, W.Va., to the late Gilbert Francis Maxwell and Prudence Mabel Gainer Maxwell. She graduated from Morgantown High School in 1953.

She married the love of her life, William “Bill” Wade Gibson, on Sept. 16, 1955, and they enjoyed 58 years of marriage together until he passed away Dec 23, 2013.

Joan and Bill started their life together in Fairmont, W.Va. In 1966, they moved with their three sons to Lordstown for Bill’s employment at General Motors.

Joan and Bill were longtime active members of Bailey Road Baptist Church. They also loved to go camping, often meeting friends or family to enjoy different locations and events. Joan loved doting on her grandchildren and always took an interest in their individual accomplishments or challenges. Joan and Bill always had a full schedule and took great joy in attending their grandchildren’s school, sports, piano, or academic events, which were all a great source of pride. She and her family always enjoyed her talent for baking: apple pies, apple cake, sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies never seemed to last long.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant son, Stan Allen Gibson; sister, Jean Dunlap and niece, Mary; brother, Warren Clevenger and wife Letha; and grandson, Aaron Davis Gibson.

She is survived by three sons, Joseph (JC) and Marty Gibson of Lordstown, Timothy and Janice Gibson of Braceville, and William (Todd) and Starla Gibson of Lordstown; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2021, with Chaplain Wayne Benner officiating the service. Calling hours will 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Joan will be laid to rest next to her husband Bill in Lordstown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that all donations please be made to the First Harvest Food Bank.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St. Newton Falls, OH 44444, 330-872-5440. Family and friends may view Joan’s obituary online or send condolences at www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com.

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