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Marsha Lynn Gibson

September 21, 1954 ~ October 21, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Marsha Lynn Gibson Obituary

Marsha Lynn Gibson, 69, of Toronto, OH, passed away after fighting a years-long, courageous battle of medical complications on October 21, 2023.

Marsha was born September 21, 1954 in Ravenna, Ohio to John Henry O'Hare and Myrtle Louise Stone O'Hare.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Jereld H. Gibson, their Labrador, Paddington, 3 Daughters, Cathy Lee Shearer, Tammie Lynn Shearer, and Karen Sue (Tony) VanSteenburg.  8 Grandchildren; Selina Louise (Chris) Sudnik, Samantha Jo (Tyler) Wood, Shellie Rae Larlham, Kyle Jason (Deylie) Larlham, Eric Brooks Park, David Anthony (Kassie) VanSteenburg, Dylan Lee ( Megan) VanSteenburg, and Tara Lynn VanSteenburg. 14 great-grandchildren; Madison Lee Monville, Christopher Michael Sudnik, Sonny James Sudnik, Clarissa Ann Wood, Kassidy Parker Wood, Isabella Lynn Cooper, Able Matthew Cooper, Scarlett Grace Cooper, Lilly Kay Cooper, Jackston Nicholas Larlham, Kashton Jason Larlham, Hunter Brooks VanSteenburg, Hudson Todd VanSteenburg, and Lucas Lee VanSteenburg, 4 sisters; Diane Louise (John) Lincoln, Deborah Sue (Donald) Sheppard, Michele Patricia (Donald) Anastasia, Judy Darlene (Keith) Swartz, 2 brothers; Paul Edward Hopkins, Jr, Eugene Edward Hopkins, and many dear-to-her-heart nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Louise O'Hare, her Son, Erik James Lough, 4 Brothers; Michael Patrick O'Hare, Duane Lee O'Hare, John Leo O'Hare, and Alton Ray Hopkins, 3 Sisters; Jean Marie Brown, Sandra Jean O'Hare, and Juanita Louise Cole, One nephew, John Edward Lincoln, Jr.

Marsha attended Crestwood High School in Mantua, OH before later going on to earn her Master's Degree in Accounting at Robert Morris University in Moon Twp, Pennsylvania.

She worked numerous jobs to put herself through school while raising four young children and retired in 2014 after 25 years working for ATT in Pittsburgh, PA.

Always first and foremost in Marsha Gibson's life stood her Father God and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, from Whom flowed everything she was, everything she did, and everything she desired.

If you knew Marsha at all, you knew there was not a living thing that she did not love.  From the closest members in the circle of her life to the outmost regions of the world-- she loved, and cared, and toiled, and prayed for those she loved.

She was a passionate witness, an earnest prayer warrior, and an ambitious servant.

She found her greatest joys in the simplest things of life; time with family, nature, traveling, gardening, cooking, baking, cleaning, sewing, Googling...

Nothing was just ordinary to Marsha.  She had an insatiable appetite for knowledge.  She was determined to know as much as she could possibly know about anything that captured her interest.  From the onset of Ask Jeeves, she had learned that she held the world of information right in her little hand and could reach into it anytime she wanted.  Her zealous seeking was richly rewarded in discovering the gift of wonder in everything around her.

God's Word tells us in Isaiah 55:11

"So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it."

We have all been forever changed and marked by the precious gift of Marsha in our lives. The good seeds of God's Truth that she has faithfully sown into the rich soil of our lives while she was with us here on earth will continue to bear fruit for the years and generations to come. God will be ever faithful to water them, and Jesus, the Light of world, will grow them strong and Beautiful.

From her voicemail messaging system, she leaves us all with these final words, "Salvation comes from the Lord.  Give your life to Jesus today.  This is Marsha.  Leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.  Have a Blessed day."

Friends will be received at Wintersville Methodist Church, 702 Main Street, Wintersville, Ohio 43953 on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at noon with Rev. Dr. Clint Quillen officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to St. Jude Hospital or Wintersville Methodist Church.

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