Joan Marie Akins – Friday, March 30

Joan Marie Akins Fellows Gibson, 60, of Uhrichsville, died Friday, March 30, 2018 in Cleveland Clinic following a lengthy illness.

A daughter of Thomas M. and Joan C. (Coomes) Akins Sr., Joan was born January 26, 1958 at Akron, Ohio.

Joan was a gifted artist and she would often make sketches of others, whether she knew them or not, and then give them the sketch as a gift. She also had a love for animals and was especially fond of horses.

She is survived by her husband, John T. Gibson Jr.; three children, Jesse Fellows, John Fellows and James Fellows; a step-son, Russell Gibson; her siblings, John Akins, Thomas Akins Jr., Tracy Akins, Troy Akins, Timothy Akins and Jann Akins; her father-in-law, John T. Gibson Sr.; a sister-in-law, Martha Buss; and many other extended family members.

In keeping with Joan’s wishes, cremation will take place through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. The family will conduct a memorial service on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 4:00 PM in the First Presbyterian Church at Uhrichsville with Rev. Mark Unrue and Rev. Milo Baker officiating.

Contributions may be made in Joan’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 50, Uhrichsville, OH 44683 or to Feed Spring Church, 30005 Moravian Trail, Uhrichsville, OH 44683

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