Barbara Lu Gibbon, age 77, of Penn Yan, NY passed away peacefully with her kids by her side on Monday, May 1st, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.

Barbara was born on February 18th, 1940, the daughter of the late George and Freeda (Zimmer) Mack. She had attended nursing school at Geneva General Hospital earning her LPN. She had worked as a nurse for many years at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Barbara enjoyed golfing and playing bridge at the Lakeside Country Club. She was also a member of the Penn Yan Moose Club and the Women’s Club. Barbara had also volunteered at the Once Again Shop in Penn Yan.

Barbara is survived by her children, Michael (Kerry Bowman) Lamphier, Beth (Harlow Brokaw) Payne, and John W. (Sherry) Gibbon II; grandchildren, Colin Lamphier, Adell Brasch, Zachary Parsons, Sean Gibbon, Jeanie Goosman, Kim Verstringhe, and Michelle Fabiani; four great-grandchildren, sister, Bette Campbell; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John W. Gibbon and daughter Sally Gibbon.

Friends and family gathered to share memories of Barbara from 4pm to 7pm on Monday, May 8th at the Townsend Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan, NY 14527 where a memorial service followed at 7pm. Interment was held on Tuesday, May 9 at 11 a.m. at Glenview Cemetery in Pulteney, NY.

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