BARBARA McCOY GILBERT, 75, of Huntington, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2020. She was born in Huntington, the daughter of the late Richard and Katherine McCoy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Ben Gilbert; brother, Richard McCoy Jr.; and sister-in-law, E. Jane Gilbert. She is survived by a son, Ben Gilbert; three daughters, Kathy Reid and husband Jeremy, Sarabeth Bolling and husband Eddie and Jane Gilbert; three grandchildren; sister-in-law, Pamela McCoy; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dan and Helen Gilbert; two nieces and two nephews. She was a graduate of Huntington High School and Marshall University. During the early part of her career, she worked as a teacher at Chesapeake Elementary School, Lavalette Elementary School and Enslow Park Preschool. She later worked as Youth Services Librarian in both the Gallaher Village and Main branch of the Cabell County Public Library until she retired in 2009. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Huntington, where she regularly led Children’s minutes, the puppet ministry and was a substitute Sunday School teacher. In retirement, she enjoyed reading her Kindle, hanging out with her dogs Snoopy, Lucy and Daisy, monthly Bunco games, going out to lunch after church with friends and traveling to spend time with her kids and grandkids. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2020, by Pastor Jerry Shields at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, with visitation from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. prior to the service. Due to public health concerns, masks and social distancing will be observed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cabell County Public Library. Please call 304-528-5700 for more information on In Memoriam donations. Family guestbook at

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