The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

February 9, 2014

Twila (Lehman) Kibsey

DORMONT — KIBSEY –  Twila (Lehman), 92, Dormont, formerly of Johnstown, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Wife of the late Nicholas C. Kibsey; loving mother of Richard Charles Kibsey, Mount Lebanon, and Cindy (Gary) Soltys, Latrobe; grandmother of J.T. Soltys; and sister of Evelyn Williams, Billie Forsha, Dwight “Buzz” Lehman and the late Violet Sacra, Marjorie Felton and Roberta Neuhof. Also survived by nieces and nephews. An amazing mother and grandmother, Twila served others in many unheralded ways. She retired as secretary to the director of business and transportation of Keystone Oaks School District on Jan. 30, 1991, at age 70. As a lifelong member of the Church of the Brethren, she served the Pittsburgh Church of the Brethren as church secretary for many years and also sang in the church choir. Twila regularly attended Keystone Oaks School District retiree group and managed its address list and a gift account. Similarly, she served the community by giving of her time taking neighbor and friend shut-ins shopping or by shopping for them. In her later retirement, she joined Curves and exercised there regularly until age 91. She loved her family and friends and gave selflessly of herself to them. Friends may call at Laughlin Memorial Chapel, 222 Washington Road, Mount Lebanon, from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Additional visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. Friday until time of service at 11 a.m. at Arbutus Church of the Brethren, 1201 Erikson Drive, Johnstown, Pa. 15904. Interment will follow in Richland Cemetery. Please, in lieu of flowers, contribute to her favorite charity, Heifer Project International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, Ark. 72202.

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