Nancy J. Kibler, 89, of Minerva, and recently of Copeland Oaks, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.
Nancy was born December 18, 1927, in Malvern, the daughter of James and Mary (Caserta) Markino. She graduated in the class of 1945 from Malvern High School, and was a member of Regina Coeli Catholic Church.
She worked for 30 years at Colfor Inc., and she enjoyed spending winters with special friends in Ft. Myers, Fla. Nancy was known for bringing her famous potato salad to family events and for baking hundreds of dozens of her delicious Christmas cookies. She enjoyed playing golf (shooting a hole in one in 1994), going out for breakfast, playing cards, and most of all spending time with family.
Family was most important to Nancy, and her grandchildren were a source of great enjoyment and pride. She enjoyed sharing stories of the many accomplishments of Kyle (Stephanie) Kibler, Jennifer Kibler, Karli (Dave) Markoski, David Mease (Katherine Mueller), and Allison Mease (Roman) Shneyder. Also bringing joy to her life were her three great-grandchildren, Kenna, Kira, and Cole.
Nancy is preceded in death by brother Angelo Markino; sister Rose Wibberley; and son-in-law Bill Mease. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 67 years, Jack Kibler; daughter, Cindy Mease of Canton; and son and daughter-in-law Jim and Cindy Kibler of Malvern. Also surviving are brother James Markino of Dover; and sister Betty Cunningham of Hobe Sound, Fla.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m. at Regina Coeli Catholic Church --663 Fernwood Blvd Alliance,-- with calling hours one hour before. Nancy was "One of a Kind" and the family will host a luncheon immediately following the mass to share memories and stories of time with her. A private burial will take place at Moultrie Cemetery. Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Aultman Compassionate Care Center --2821 Woodlawn NW Canton, OH 44708-- or The Bill Mease Memorial Scholarship --1801 Schneider NE Canton, OH 44721.