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Barbara Jo Gipson

Barbara Jo (Beals) Gipson, of Oshtemo, passed away at home surrounded by loving family at the age of 76. She was the daughter of OK and Leah Knapp. She was preceded in death by her husband David Gipson and her sister Kathleen VanMaanen. She is survived by her sister Janet Simmons, three sons Christopher Beals, David (Flora) Beals and Patrick (Teresa) Beals, a stepdaughter Myrtha Connors and a stepson Jeff (Robin) Gipson, several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will always be remembered as a gentle loving woman, with only kind words and a wonderful sense of humor. No services will be performed due to the COVID restrictions we are currently experiencing. Please post your memories and stories here for the family.

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Condolences to all Barb's friends and family. I didn't know her long, but long enough to know she was a sweet and caring neighbor. We will miss her.

Mary J Easter Nov 4 2020 11:14 PM

Forever will be remembered as the spunky one of the family, with the greatest, most contagious laugh. You ALWAYS made sure you were at every family event, every family cookout, every card-playing function we ever had. You most definitely had the most kind, gentle, and warm heart anyone could ever ask for. Your voice could soothe the souls of pretty much anyone, as your soft tone and caring demeanor always made everyone feel like you truly cared about what they were saying to you. Such a sweet, generous and wonderful wife to Uncle Dave, and an amazing step mother to my Aunt Myrtha and Uncle Jeff. Campground trips, card nights at Grandma and Grandpa Flemings house/camper were something I will cherish in my memories forever. You may be gone, but never forgotten, Aunt Barb. Thank you for the time you gave to our family. May you Rest In Peace with Uncle Dave and please say hello to my Grandpa Fleming. Please give both of them the biggest hugs....from me. You will be dearly missed. :two_hearts:

Amber Duncan Nov 4 2020 2:24 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of need. Barb was a very loving, caring, gentle woman. She always spiced up the conversation with her humor. She will be missed by all. RIP.

Jerri Rench Nov 3 2020 8:38 PM

Barb was a wonderful person with a great spirit and a warm and caring person I am very happy to have shared in her life I have lots of memories of her and I can't ever remember a bad one she loved to go and do different things from taking rides to different places and enjoying the sights! Mostly I remember her going to all the mud bogs and competing as pit crew and as a driver for the team ! I have many more great memories of barb she will be forever in my heart and will be missed ! Rest in peace!

Jeffery Gipson Nov 3 2020 8:35 PM

Prayers for the family :purple_heart:

Tom & Karen Mott Nov 3 2020 5:58 PM

Barb was a good friend and a very sweet lady. She will be missed by all who knew her. Prayers for the family.

Sandy Pomeroy Nov 3 2020 11:02 AM