Helen G. Kibby

Helen G. Kibby

Helen passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Allegan.

She was born May 11, 1926 in Allegan the daughter of Harry and Gertrude (Marble) Jewett. Helen enjoyed sewing, embroidery, knitting, reading, playing the piano, attending church, flower gardening, painting and riding in the car. On June 23, 1945 in Allegan she married Ivan Kibby who passed away in 1971.

Surviving are their children, Ivan (Kathleen) Kibby of Allegan, Sharon Kibby of Charlotte, Helen (Randy) Baron of Tampa, FL, Ronald (Pamela) Kibby of Allegan, Bonneita (Orrin) Kibby of Comstock and Dale (Cathy) Kibby of Wesley Chapel, Fl; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and her special nephew, Kenneth.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; granddaughter, Catherine Lee; infant brother, Max Jewett; son-in-law, Carl Shafer; uncle, Max B. Jewett; brothers and sisters in-law, Harrison and Mildred Kibby, Les and Geraldine Gable, Marion and Marge Schultz.

Friends may meet with Helen’s family Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 5-8 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Allegan with The Rev. Ethan Jewett officiating.

Burial will take place at Poplar Hill Cemetery at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Helen may be made to the Allegan County Medical Care Community, The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd or to the charity of your choice.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Ray Berkin says:

    I will Always Remember Helen, Such a sweet soul, I was always welcome at her home and treated like family, as the rest of her family are still my family
    . RIP Helen

  2. Shelley Jager-Ladd says:

    Helen could brighten up any day. She had the most beautiful blue eyes and her laughter was contagious. It was a not until later in her life that I got to know her. I will cherish the time we spent together. A favorite memory I have is the day we decided to paint a picture. With her crippled little hands she held the brush and painted. It took my breath away when I realized she could still paint. It was a life changing experience for me . I will always remember to never underestimate a persons ability.
    You are a wonderful family. You spent much time with her Your faithfulness in your visits was outstanding. Hold strong as a family let your memories help ease the pain of your loss. God Bless, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Ruth Berkin says:

    When I think of Helen I think of the many days we had coffee or tea together– at her house or mine. We lived next door for over 30 years. I cherish her memory and enjoyed all of her children.

  4. Marie Lallinger Smith says:

    Sharon and family, please accept my deepest sympathies. Your mom was a wonderful girl. She and I were best friends for a very long time. We shared a sense of humor. She had the brightest eyes, and made the most delightful faces. I enjoyed our visits each day. She will be greatly missed by many. Thank you for sharing this precious soul with us at ACMCC.

  5. Ellen Gable Peterson says:

    Aunt Helen was a very dear person. When she was healthy, she corresponded with me faithfully. She was a like a second sister to my mother and father, Geraldine & Les Gable, who loved her greatly. I pray for all the children and grandchildren that you remember the good days which can replace her time of illness.

  6. Bonnie (Coleman) Bailey says:

    Remembering sharing my Middle/High School years with the Kibby family. Young Helen was my best friend and we hung out at her house ALOT. I was always treated as part of the family. I remember Mrs. Kibby as being warm, kind, with a sense of humor and always ready to put out an extra dinner plate and giving me a hug on my way out the door. My thoughts are with the Kibby family.

    Bonnie (Coleman) Bailey

  7. Ray Farnum says:

    So sad to here of Helen’s passing. I was always treated as a friend whenever i visited the Kibby house. I enjoyed talking to her, what a beautiful soul. She always made you feel welcome. Love and condolences to the family.

  8. Kim Allen says:

    She was such a sweet person. My condolences to the entire family. She will be missed.

  9. Dennise Buffington says:

    Sharon… My prayers go out to you and you family. Your Mom raised a sweet and beautiful daughter which tells a lot about the person she was. If there is ANYTHING I can do for you in the coming weeks please ask…Love you Sharon

  10. Jason Kibby says:

    What an honor this life has given me to simply call her “grandma”. I love her so much.

  11. Colleen Fast says:

    Sharon,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom… My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family… I so enjoyed meeting you and sharing our stories at the facility… Both our Moms are finally at home and in peace… You are close in my thoughts…

    Hugs,
    Colleen

  12. Beverly Keith Tabler says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. My childhood was spent at your home and I will always have the fondest memories from that time in my life. Love & Prayers to the family now as your mourn your loss.

  13. roz goodenough says:

    Sharon, Bonnie & family. I am sorry for your loss. Helen was a remarkable woman and I enjoyed her gumption. You were wonderfully attentive to her needs & spoke up for them when she could not speak for herself. May God give you peace in her passing. Roz

  14. Chris Brown says:

    To all of the family, I am so very sorry I missed the passing of your Mom. She was my mom too, Dale many wonderful memories of being at your house, I was just another of her kids and that is how she treated me. I loved her dearly growing up. I am sincerely sorry I was not there to share just a few on my countless happy memories of Mom. God bless all of you and as you share the memories of Mom the smiles will come through as you remember.

    Chris

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