Ruth E. Gibbons

Ruth E. Gibbons, 80, of River Road, Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, February 15, 2012 in the Mary Evans Extended Care Center at the Ellwood City Hospital.

She was born on July 11, 1931 in Darlington, PA to the late Doris Shasteen Crawford and the late Chance Crawford.

Ruth graduated from Darlington High School.

She enjoyed bowling, sewing, and most of all spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles E. Gibbons, who died on August 20, 2006. They were married for over 56 years.

Ruth is survived by three sons and five daughters: Charles W. (and Belinda) Gibbons of Ellwood City, William D. Gibbons of Sylvania, OH, Michael (and Debbie) Gibbons of Kennesaw, GA, Colleen Koch of Ellwood City, Doris Waters of Claremore, OK, Marie Gibbons of Sallisaw, OK, Amy (and Rick) Tomak of Ellwood City, and Sharon Gibbons, now teaching in Bangladesh.

She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

Also surviving are three brothers and one sister: James Crawford of North Carolina, Ronald Crawford of Darlington, PA, Robert Crawford of North Sewickley, and Violet Tress of Darlington, PA.

In addition to her husband, Ruth was preceded in death by a son in infancy, a great grandson, Reese Koch, one brother, Larry Crawford, and one sister, Carol Monty.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. on Friday, February 17, 2012 and from 10-11 A.M. on Saturday, February 18, 2012 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, 500 Sixth Street.

Services will be conducted at 11 A.M. on Saturday February 18, 2012 at TURNER'S with Rev. Elizabeth Wallace, pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Holy Redeemer Parish Cemetery, North Sewickley.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mary Evans Extended Care Center or to the Ellwood City Area Public Library.

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