Tara Dawn Gibbons

May 20, 1980September 25, 2012

Tara Dawn Gibbons, age 32, passed away September 25, 2012. She was born May 5, 1980 in Canton, OH to Bob and Karen (Ost) Swartz. Tara graduated from Glen Oak High School with a Cosmetology Certificate, worked at Aultman Hospital, was a Sunday school teacher and was the church treasurer. She attended Calvary Baptist Church of Moffet Heights. She loved to cook, can, bake and spend time with her loving family. Tara was the best mom and wife ever.

She is preceded in death by her son, Gage Christopher Gibbons and her grandmother, Martha Ost. Tara is survived by her husband, Shawn Gibbons; son, Gunnar Michael Gibbons (age 7); daughter, Cadence Noel Gibbons (age 4); her parents and her father and mother-in-law, Robert and Deborah Gibbons.

Friends may call Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 4-9 p.m. at Karlo-Libby Funeral Home. The service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. The service will be conducted by Pastor Tim Mishler. Burial will follow in Sunset Hills Burial Park.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 30, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 1, 2012

Tara Dawn Gibbons

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James Aller

March 21, 2013

Dear Bob and Karen and family. We are deeply sorry for you loss. We just found out today, we were in N.C. when it happened. We cannot imagine the pain of your loss. Bob, you are such a wonderful person and we miss you so much. God bless you and the family and children.

Joette McCaw

October 8, 2012

So terribly sorry for your loss. I was Tara's first grade teacher and have such sweet memories of her. She was an outstanding student and a wonderful gift to our classroom. What a privilege and honor to have had her in my life.

Samantha (McNutt) Patterson

October 3, 2012

i havent seen or talked to Tara since we graduated, she was a great friend and exceeded in cosmetology class....god bless all family and friends...

October 3, 2012

Bob and Karen We am so sorry for the loss of your daughter.We just found out a few days ago. May God put his loving arms around you and your family to help you get threw this terrible time.Tina & Kim.

Chad Schlernitzauer

October 1, 2012

Dear Bob and Karen, I am so sorry about Tara, I just want you to know that Tara will always be remembered by me and the time I spent with her as a child, although it was many years ago they are none the less special. I will always remember how we played pizza hut drive thru and the few days you guys brought me to atwood camping with you, I remember not wanting to go home, Thank You for that time With Love Chad

Rachael Chandler-Head

October 1, 2012

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Heather Miller

October 1, 2012

On behalf of the Cardiac Rehab department at Aultman North I wanted to send our sympathies to Tara's family. We are so sorry for your loss. Words can't express how difficult this time is and we will keep Shawn and the kids and family in our thoughts and prayers.

October 1, 2012

My deepest sympathy to Tara's family, and friends.

Wanda Bair

October 1, 2012

As I learned if Tara's tragic passing today my mind immediately went to her sweet spirit and gentle smiling nature when I worked with her at Aultman North. May God wrap your family in his arms and grant you strength and peace that passes all understanding. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who loved Tara!

October 1, 2012

I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.