Barbara Jane Smithers, 73

PHOENIX, NY – Barbara Jane Smithers, 73, former Phoenix resident, passed away in Oswego, on Sunday May 18, 2014.

She was born in Phoenix to her late parents, Lenora (Hollenbeck) and Arnold F. Gibbs, on Nov. 16, 1940.

She was a graduate of J. C. Birldlebough High School, later becoming a licensed practical nurse working in the Memorial Hospital Unit, Syracuse, NY.

Surviving are her husband, Ronald G. Smithers Sr. of Phoenix; her two sons, Ronald G. Smithers Jr. of  Phoenix, and Johnnathan D. Smithers of Phoenix; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother, Bert Gibbs of Pennellville; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services only will be held Thursday at 3 p.m., in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St., Phoenix.