KENDALLVILLE — Susie Mae Gibson, 73, of Kendallville, passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021.
She was born in Garrett, Kentucky, to Andy and Alice (Hicks) Handshoe. She married Ernest Gibson on June 20, 1968, in Clintwood, Virginia. He preceded her in death on June 7, 1993.
Susie loved gardening and canning, cooking, crocheting and quilting, and more than anything loved her family, especially her grandkids.
Survivors include Jeff Gibson of Kendallville; Dorothy (Bryan) Iddings of LaOtto, and Virginia Tackett of Garrett, Kentucky; grandchildren, Earnest (Abigail) Iddings, Chandy (Anthony) Helton, and Emily (Ryan) Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Kaylee Helton, Lily Helton, Ella Helton, and Shiloh Iddings. Also surviving are brothers, Andy Handshoe of Corunna, and Robert L. Handshoe of Kendallville; and sisters, Versia (Kenneth) Geyer of Pleasant Hill, TN, Dorothy (Christopher) McPherson of Auburn, and Nancy Collins of Wolcottville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Bessie Mae Slone, Effie Rudisill, and Ruth Lacey; brothers, Charley Handshoe, Kelly Handshoe, Junior Hicks, and Lindsey Bolen; and three infant siblings who passed away at birth.
Her funeral will be 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Harper Funeral Homes, Avilla Chapel, 530 N. Main St., Avilla, with visitation from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Burial will be at the Bolen/Gibson Family Cemetery in Rock Fort, Kentucky.
Contributions in Susie's memory can be directed to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. To leave a condolence or sign the online guestbook, visit www.harperfuneralhomes.com.
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