CENTRALIA — Barbara Louise (Bond) Gibson of Centralia passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at the age of 80.
She was born on January 1, 1940, the daughter of Forrest and Edna (Canall) Bond in Fairfield. She married Norman Tiemann (later divorced) and they had 2 children. She married Paul O. Gibson on September 22, 1978, and he preceded her in death on December 2, 2007.
Survivors that will cherish memories of Barbara’s generosity and kindness include her beloved family, daughter, Vickie McDaniel and husband Steve of Richview; son, Bradley Tiemann and wife Tonya of Richview; Her grandchildren are Craig McDaniel and Jennifer Nesbit, Mark McDaniel and wife Chrissy, Adam Tiemann and wife Traci, Amie Green and husband Matt,. She has several great-grandchildren, Gracin McDaniel, Chase McDaniel, Tylor McDaniel, Lilah Tiemann, Grant Tiemann, Anniston Green. Also several close cousins, Raymond (who was like a brother to her), Don, Joyce, JoAnne, Ronnie and Cheri & Shirley; and step-children, Linda, Bob, Alice, and Rose.
In addition to her husband Paul, she was preceded in death by her parents, Forrest and Edna Bond; step-children, Barbara and Michael; and many Aunts, Uncles and cousins. She was an only child.
Barbara was a loyal employee for Kas Potato Chip Factory in Centralia for 21 years. She also made lasting friendships with her co-workers at Hollywood Candy Factory in Centralia where she was employed for 3 years. Barbara shared warm smiles with the customers at Walmart in Centralia where she was a bright light for 3 years. Barbara was most proud to have the opportunity to be a wife and mother, making a warm, comfortable, safe place for her family. She was a faithful member of Eternity Baptist Church and was a gracious volunteer for One Hope United. Barbara was a supportive wife of a railroad worker and Pastor, offering unconditional love and understanding for the important position her husband held. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends, but happy memories of a life well-lived will provide peace. Barbara leaves an amazing example of walking life’s journey with purpose and compassion for others.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m.. Saturday, December 5, 2020, at Eternity Baptist Church in Centralia with Pastor Karl Barnfield officiating.
A visitation time to offer condolences to the family of Barbara will be held from 12: p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the church where those in attendance will be asked to wear a mask and the number of people in the church at one time will be limited.
Memorials may be made in Barbara’s honor to One Hope United, Centralia Campus – Centralia, Illinois. Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is privileged to be assisting the family of Barbara Gibson with arrangements.
Online condolences and memories of Barbara may be shared with the family at maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.