Carolyn Jean Gibson

January 07, 1953 ‒ March 13, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio


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.

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  • I`m So sorry to hear of Carolyns passing, My heart Goes out to you all ..thoughts and prayers be with you,


  • We are so very sorry for your loss… Wish we could be there.. Our Prayers and Love are going out to you all at this time.. Carolyn was a really nice lady.. We enjoyed being around her..
    Johnny & Debbie Thompson.. John David Thompson, Ray Thompson & Judy Ellen Cox..

  • To my very best of friend i will miss you so very much it breaks my heart in to knowing your not going to be around anymore, i would give anything to hear your voice again or to spend the day baking cookies or just watching dog the bounty hunter with you. I love you so very much when you passed away you took part of my heart with you, you were always like a mother to me you were always there when i needed you I love you so very much you will be missed but never forgotten.

  • To Carolyn’s dear family,
    I was so very sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. We spent a lot of time at the home of Hollis & Jean, no better beans and cornbread.
    Carolyn watched over me and my 4 brothers and sisters, we lived on Walker Lake Road also. I don’t know why but she always came back, we weren’t the easiest children to watch.
    We are so glad Carolyn was there for us, she was a kind soul for sure. We enjoyed the whole family.
    May you feel God’s peace and comfort in this sad time.
    Love to all,
    Valerie Durbin (McCartney)