Barbara E. Herbst, 77, passed away Friday (August 3, 2018) at Newark Wayne Community Hospital.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 7) at Weeks-Keysor Funeral Home, 5 Phelps St., Lyons, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m.Wednesday (Aug. 8). Burial will be in North Farmington Friends Cemetery.
Barb was born June 21, 1941 in Auburn, a daughter to the late William H. and Isabelle Fox Gifford. She loved to crochet, do needle point, ceramics and play cards.
She is survived by five children Tammy Montagne of Lyons, Timothy (Cindy) Herbst of South Carolina, Barbara (Harry) Garling of Port Gibson, Debra (Jeffrey) Yahn of Farmington, Vivian (Don) Matteson of South Carolina; 13 grandchildren, Crystal (Ken) Wells, Chet (Stacy) Wells, Joshua Herbst, Jessica Herbst, Todd Bouwens, Sherry Bouwens, Chad (Noelia) Bouwens, Nicole (Justin) Garling, Travis (Touk) Yahn, Shane (Stephanie) Yahn, Steven (Crystal) Matteson, Ashley Matteson, Kurtis (Lisa) Matteson; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters Lena Reed and Betty Lou Sherman; and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Leland J. Herbst; brothers Glen Fox and Albert Gifford; and sister, Pauline Abbott.