|Kathleen M. Gibler
July 4, 1943 - November 24, 2018
Kathleen M. Gibler 74, formerly of Bellwood, IL, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family in Culver, IN
on November 24, 2018.
Kathleen was the daughter of Pearl (Marvin ) Melson and Ed Davis and sister of Patricia Gutoski and Judith (Dave)
Cuomo. She attended Proviso West High School in Hillside, IL where she met the love of her life Roland “Les”
Gibler whom she married in 1962 after he came home from serving in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Kathleen shared the love of ballet and at the age of 12 was honored to receive an invitation to dance in the
Nutcracker Ballet in Austria. She passed on the love of dance, music, and arts and crafts to her children and
Kathleen was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed staying at home with those she held dearly. She told her
children to “Follow your dreams and be happy doing them whatever they may be.”
She is survived by her children, Robyn Van Herik, Suzanne (Terry) Wakefield and Scott (Ellen) Gibler,
grandchildren: Spencer Van Herik, Jennifer Weglarz, Victoria Farkas, Ashley Van Sky, Cassandra (Adam)
Kickbush, George Van Sky, Claire Gibler and Elizabeth Gibler and 7 beloved great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband of 47 years and her younger son, Christopher Michael.
No services will be held at this time.
The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, was honored to assist the family.