Barbara Gilbert

Full Name: Barbara Ann Gilbert
Date of Birth: March 15, 1945
Date of Death: July 1, 2020
July 26, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary
Service Information:

Barbara McCoy Gilbert, 75, of Huntington, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Born in Huntington, the daughter of the late Richard and Katherine McCoy. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Ben Gilbert, brother Richard McCoy Jr. and sister-in-law E. Jane Gilbert. She is survived by a son Ben Gilbert, three daughters Kathy Reid and husband Jeremy, Sarabeth Bolling and husband Eddie and Jane Gilbert, three grandchildren, sister-in-law Pamela McCoy, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Dan and Helen Gilbert, two nieces and two nephews. A graduate of Huntington High School and Marshall University. During the early part of her career she worked as a teacher at Chesapeake Elementary School, Lavalette Elementary School and Enslow Park Preschool. She later worked as Youth Services Librarian in both the Gallaher Village and Main branch of the Cabell County Public Library until she retired in 2009. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Huntington where she regularly led Children’s minutes, the puppet ministry and was a substitute Sunday School teacher. In retirement she enjoyed reading her Kindle, hanging out with her dogs Snoopy, Lucy and Daisy, monthly Bunco games, going out to lunch after church with friends and traveling to spend time with her kids and grandkids. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2020 by Pastor Jerry Shields at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary with visitation 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. prior to the service.  Due to the public health crisis, masks and social distancing will be observed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cabell County Public Library. Please call 304-528-5700 for more information on In Memoriam donations.

From: Judy RuleJul 7 2020 4:52PM
My deepest sympathy with the passing of Barbara.  She was a great lady and we will surely miss her.  Thank you for naming the Library for contributions.
From: Russell HattonJul 7 2020 9:01PM
Best cousin ever.
From: Mike and Barbara McVayJul 7 2020 9:53PM
So so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing.  Words are just not adequate to express the sorrow.
From: Stacy Richardson-BondJul 7 2020 10:19PM
Despite our 25+ year age difference, Barbara was one of my best friends.  She was there for me so many times when I was younger giving me advice, encouraging me, and just being a friend.  We had so many fun adventures at work together, always laughing and having a good time.  I learned a lot from Barbara.  Sending my love and prayers to her family!
From: Pamela CrewsJul 7 2020 10:44PM
Barbara, you will be missed. You were so good to the kids when we would come down to the Library. I enjoyed our lunches at the Marshall Cafe. Love The Crews Family
From: Carmen BlattJul 8 2020 6:20PM
I’m so sorry for your loss. We had such a good time playing Bunco together. She will be greatly missed.
Carmen Blatt
From: Angela Ramsey Robertson Jul 8 2020 7:21PM
I was deeply saddened to hear of your dear mother/grandmother’s passing.  I have known her for many years, as she was my mother’s neighbor on 4th Street, W years ago, when you kids were just babies. We loved her dearly.  May God give you peace during this time. Love and prayers to you and your families.????????????????????
From: Martha KellyJul 21 2020 1:08AM
We want to express our deepest sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you all. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow and wish we could be there in person to show our support. We love you, Uncle Dan, Aunt Helen Gilbert, Martha & Dave Kelly.
From: Linda Rumbaugh LeMasterJul 24 2020 7:51AM
I am saddened to hear of the loss of a kind, sweet woman. Barbara and I grew up together at Central United Methodist. I have fond memories of her and her family. My deepest sympathy.
From: Beth DarbyJul 24 2020 3:07PM
I worked with Barbara for a short time in Youth Services.  I loved watching her work. She was so much fun and so good with kids. They loved Miss Barbara. I cannot imagine how much of a positive impact she has had on the children of our community.  She will live in the memories of so many. My condolences to her family, to Stacy, and all who loved her.
From: Kay Thornburg LewisJul 26 2020 2:51PM
I went to Huntington High School with Barbara and remember her laugh and good nature.  I am so sorry for your loss.
From: Christine LewisJul 26 2020 3:07PM
I am so sorry to learn about Barbara's passing.  We worked together at CCPL for more than 5 years and I know that she left a big impression on many children .  May she rest in peace.

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