Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
Julia Josephine "Jo" Gabbard, 84, Avon Lake, died at 9:10 a.m. Jan. 25, 2011, at her home.
She was born June 17, 1926, in New Madison to Shirl and Florence Krick McCabe. On June 21, 1944, she married William Ralph Gabbard, who died in February 2000.
Surviving is a son, Brad (Leslie) Gabbard, Dublin; a daughter, Jill (Mark) Carissimi, Bay Village; three sisters, Dorothy O'Brien, Celina, Karron Hoskins, New Madison, and Becky French, Greenville; and a grandson.
Also deceased are two sisters, Emma Thomas and Sharon Michaels; and two brothers, Sam McCabe and Shorty McCabe.
She graduated from New Madison High School in 1944. She was a nurse at the former Otis Hospital in Celina and Celina Manor. She was a former member of the Eastern Stars of Celina 91 and St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Celina.
A memorial will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina, the Rev. Kim Miller officiating. Burial will be at the family's convenience.
Calling is 3-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.