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Karen Jo Gibson

October 4, 1941 February 10, 2018
Karen Jo Gibson
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Obituary for Karen Jo Gibson

Mrs. Karen Gibson, 76, of Charleston and wife of Raymond Gibson, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018.
Karen was born in Huntington, WV on October 4, 1941 to the late William Adams and Marguerite Wells. Before moving to Charleston 2011, Karen and Raymond lived in Beachwood, NJ for over 40 years.
Karen enjoyed reading, walking, and cooking. She loved animals and leaves behind 3 loving companions. Karen also enjoyed Sunday meals with her family. She graduated from Marshall University with a bachelor’s degree in Education. Karen owned and operated Karen’s Flower Shoppe in Whitings, NJ for over 30 years. Before opening her flower shop, Karen was an elementary school teacher. Later in her life she volunteered at Memminger Elementary as a teacher’s aide for her daughter’s preschool class. Most of all, she loved her family, attending all her grandchildren’s sporting events, and relaxing on her front porch swing. Karen was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her family will miss her caring heart, her beautiful smile, her beautiful blue eyes, her laugh and her sense of humor.
Survivors include her husband Raymond, children; Jodi Gibson, Rae Ann Tarbay and husband Michael, Brady Gibson and wife Mary, Dana Rape and husband Rod, grandchildren; Jackson, Bailey, Grayson, and Hayden Rape, Brady and Broden Gibson, Casey and Luke Tarbay, sister; Patricia Goheen and her husband Dennis.
Visitation will be held Wednesday February 14th from 7-9 at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home James Island, 347 Folly Rd.
Rite of Christian burial will be held on Thursday February 15th at 10AM at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 56 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439.
Burial will be held in Beaufort National Cemetery.
Condolences may be viewed or submitted online at
Arrangements entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, JAMES ISLAND CHAPEL, 347 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412, Phone: 843-614-8494.

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7:00 PM 2/14/2018 7:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 2/14/2018 9:00:00 PM
McAlister-Smith Funeral Home

347 Folly Road
Charleston, South Carolina 29412

McAlister-Smith Funeral Home
347 Folly Road Charleston 29412 South Carolina
United State

Funeral Service




10:00 AM 2/15/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
Our Lady of Good Counsel

106 W. Erie Avenue
Folly Beach, SC 29439

Our Lady of Good Counsel
106 W. Erie Avenue Folly Beach 29439 SC

Cemetery Details


Beaufort National Cemetery Final Resting Place

1601 Boundary Street
Beaufort, SC 29902

1601 Boundary Street Beaufort 29902 SC

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