Barbara French Gebeau, age 57, of Mentor, died peacefully Sunday, June 7, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Barb bravely and gracefully fought a long hard battle with Glioblastoma brain tumor cancer. She was our superwoman.
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Barb was born Oct. 30, 1962, in Cleveland.
She graduated from Mentor High School in 1980, and worked for many years as a supervisor at Apsco Inc. in Perry, and Corduroy’s Pizza in the Mentor Headlands. She was a loving caretaker of her father and sister in their time of need.
Barb married Cheryl Gebeau Oct. 10, 2015. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She loved spending time and cooking for her family and friends. She was funny, loving, and always up for a good joke or a prank. “We will all miss her laugh and her beautiful smile.” Barb loved her many feather and fur babies.
Barb is survived by her devoted wife, Cheryl Gebeau; her sons, Tyler and Clinton Gibson; sister, Rose (Brian) Wittkamp; sister-in-law, Kim Gebeau; mother-in-law, Ruth Gebeau; nieces and nephews, Phillip (Amanda) French, Jennifer (Tommy) Kvoriak, Braeden Schindly; great-niece and nephew, Colin and Raegan Kvoriak.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Phil and Rae French; father-in-law, Jim Gebeau; mother-in-law, Beverly Gebeau; sisters, Beth Schindly and Lynn French; and brother, Dwayne French.
There will be a celebration of Barb’s life Saturday, June 13, 2020, at her home. Private Inurnment will be held at a later date in Mentor Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made c/o her wife, Cheryl Gebeau.
Arrangements are entrusted to McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Homes in Willoughby and Mentor.
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