November 30, -0001 - July 1, 2009
GARBENIS Iva M. (nee Gardner), age 88, passed away July 1, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Edmond J. Garbenis, devoted mother of Gary (Karen), Neal (Linda), Dean, and Paul (Helen) Garbenis, grandmother of Monica, Faith, Joshua, Jonathan, Patricia, Jamie, Neal Jr., Jason, Lauren, Luke, Brittney, Drew, Taylor and the late Brian, great-grandmother of 11, and dear sister of Frances Hennessy and Herman Gardner. Visitation at St. John Church, 9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., West Chester, on Thursday, July 9 from 10 am until theMass of Christian Burial at 11 am. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
We have very fond memories of Iva. She and Ed were wonderful neighbors and were always ready to help. We will alway remember Iva’s Christmas cookies.
Gary, Neal, Dean, Paul and families: We send our sincere condolances on the passing of Aunt Iva. The summer vacations our families shared were special times. Thanks to our parents for putting up with all of us. Mom has been in the hospital for 3 weeks but is improving so we send her condolences as well.
Dave & Jill
Dean, I’m lifting you in prayer. Tina
Dear Neal and Linda,
D.A.G. Construction send you our deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear mother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Dale & Jackie White
DEAR FAMILY OF IVA,
I LOVED HER. SHE HAD SUCH A LOVING SOUL. I AM SURE OUR DEAR SWEET JESUS WELCOMED HER WITH OPEN ARMS.
I KNOW SHE SUFFERED VERY MUCH THESE LAST FEW YEARS.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL,
CAROL AND STEVE ROGERS AND FAMILY
I brought communion and visited with Iva every other week for the past 4 or so years. She was an amazing woman. I loved hearing her stories about her family. She loved you all so much and was so very proud of all of you! I also enjoyed listening to her recite her inspirational poems! (Now I’m really glad I wrote them down!) She was so thoughtful and had such a great attitude about life. Even when she wasn’t feeling her best, she would have a smile on her face. I will miss her dearly and feel blessed and honored to have known her.