Carolyn Jean Gibson
January 07, 1953 ‒ March 13, 2018
MANSFIELD: Cooking, cards and camp fires, Carolyn Gibson loved spending time with her family. She lived by an open door policy…. anyone entering her house was welcome to a home cooked meal, no questions asked. A woman who lived to serve others, her giving heart is now at rest. Carolyn Jean Gibson, 65, of Mansfield passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in Select Specialty Hospital, following an extended illness.
The daughter of Hollis and Viola (Thompson) Ward, Carolyn was born January 7, 1953 in Mansfield and graduated from Mansfield Senior High School.
For nearly 15 years, she worked at the McDonalds on Lexington Springmill Road. Recently she worked for MedCentral Hospital as a nurse.
Gathered around a table playing cards, enjoying good company with good food was the perfect evening for Carolyn. With the radio playing in the background her favorite games included rummy, euchre, and solitaire. An amazing cook and baker, Carolyn prepared more than enough food for everyone. “Mexican Night” was a family favorite. She made the best tacos and enchiladas.
Carolyn enjoyed camping, especially at Eagle Point Campground in Mifflin. Kind hearted, she never spoke bad about others.
She is survived by her son Denver Gibson (fiancée Judy Jones) both of Bellville; daughter Carolyn (William) Kindle of Crestline; mother Viola Ward of Mansfield; grandchildren Kaitlyn Gibson and Robert Dingus; great granddaughter Adilynn Jenkins; brother Richard (Annette) Ward of Shiloh and sister Sharon Ward of Mansfield; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her father Hollis Ward and brother Doug Ward.
Her family will receive friends Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 1-4pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Monday at 11am. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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