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Barbara Jean (Gibson) Smith, 77, of Sulphur Springs, passed away in the early hours of Jan. 8, 2018, with family by her side at her residence.
She was born March 22, 1940, in Terre Haute, to Howard Gibson and Virginia (Smith)Gibson.
She graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1958. She lived in Sulphur Springs for 30 years. She served as the Jefferson Township trustee for eight years.
She is survived by six children, Toni Cecil (Randy) of Muncie, Vicky Mosser (Jeff) of Florida, Debbie Wait (Dan) of Spiceland, Lori Peterson of Muncie, Dawn Lowe (Randy) of Pendleton, and Jenny Walker (Doug) of Middletown; one son, Bradley Smith (Lisa) of Hagerstown; 25 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and sister, Diane Bird, Muncie.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Leland Ray Smith.
A Celebration of her life will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home,, 118 S. Fifth St., Middletown.
Friends may call one hour before the services on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to Animal Rescue Fund (ARF), the American Cancer Society, or the American Arthritis Association.
Online guestbook at: www.ballardandsons.com.
The Ballard family is honored to celebrate the life of Barbara with family and friends.
Published on January 9, 2018
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