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October 22, 2013

Barbara Cole Gibson, 60; Lanesville

— A memorial service for Barbara Cole Gibson, 60, Lanesville, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes, Market Street Chapel, New Albany. She died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 ,at her home in Lanesville, after courageously battling cancer for more than six years. Her husband, Sam, and her two sons, Shane and Sean, were at her side when she died.

She was the daughter of Truman and Helen Cole (deceased). She was a loving wife, proud mother and doting grandmother. She loved the outdoors and bike rides. She especially enjoyed spending time in Florida and watching her grandkids’ sporting events.

 She is survived by her husband, Sam; sons, Shane and his wife, Shannon, and Sean and his wife, Julie; brother, Ronnie Cole and his wife, wife, Gloria; and her grandchildren, Keeton, Crew, Asher, Will, and Nora.

Visitation will be from 12 Noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

The family is appreciative of the support and care provided by Hosparus, 624 E. Market Street, New Albany, Indiana 47150 and would recommend donations in Barbara’s honor to please be forwarded to them to continue their outstanding service to those dealing with end of life. Barbara was also fond of sea turtles. Donations in her honor can be made to the Sea Turtle Conservancy at


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