Jacqueline J. Gibble, age 76, of Mason Health Care Center of Warsaw, Ind., and formerly of Mentone, Ind., passed away at 7:35 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Mason Health Care Center of Warsaw, Ind. Born on Oct. 25, 1935, in Kosciusko County, Ind., to Ralph C. Ward and Vadis (Elick) Ward.
Jacqueline married on June 27, 1954, in the Mentone United Methodist Church to the late Rodney K. Gibble. Jackie worked for many years at Mentone Elementary/High School Cafeteria and retired as Head Cook from Burket Elementary School. Jackie lived most of her life in Mentone graduating from Mentone High School in 1954. Her family owned the Ward’s Paint and Wallpaper Store on Main Street. Known as the Matriarch of the Gibble family, Jackie shared her crocheting talent with friends and family who will treasure the many aphgans adorning their homes. She loved collecting antiques, Longenberger baskets and Boyd’s Bears. She was a lifelong member of Mentone United Methodist Church and enjoyed the Methodist Women’s Group. In 2002, Alzheimer’s staked its claim on Jackie and over time stole her vibrant, loving personality. Her husband Rod cared for her every need until it became impossible to do so without professional help. After a long battle with this terrible disease, she now finds peace.
Survivorsinclude daughters, Calleen (Jack) Sausaman of Syracuse, Ind., Judith (Tim) Smith of Mentone, Ind.; son, Greg (Mary) Gibble of Greenfield; Grandchildren, Matt (Christi) Sausaman, Nolan and (Shannon) Sausaman, Sarah and (Matt) Davis, Austin Gibble, Emily Gibble; seven Great Grandchildren; and brother, Ron Ward.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rod Gibble; granddaughter, Ashleigh Bruner who passed away on Oct. 20, 1996; and her brother, Ted Ward
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at King Memorial Home, 101 North Tucker Street Mentone, Ind. Services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Amber Karkosky-Litten officiating. A burial will follow at Mentone Cemetery, Mentone, Ind.
Memorial Contributions to: Alzheimer’s Association and the Mentone United Methodist Church.
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