Edith Mae Sloan Gibson Couture passed from this life into the arms of her Savior, welcomed by many of her family members and friends, on December 26, 2018. She was 96 years of age. Edith was born in rural Monroe County, to John and Margaret (Martin) Sloan on July 14, 1922.
Edith lived most of her life in Monroe County, Ohio, where she married Robert Gibson, and they had a son, David Alan Gibson. She then lived a busy life of working at local restaurants such as Bayes and Edith's, where she continues to be remembered for her amazing pies, breads and other goodies. She raised her son, and helped all her family members as help was needed.
In 1966, she married Joseph Couture and together they made a home for David, and Joe's two sons in Woodsfield. In 1982, Edith was widowed after the passing of her husband, Joseph. Edith continued a life of helping others in child care and other domestic skills.
Edith leaves behind to love her always her son, David Gibson Sr., and five grandchildren - Savannah, Logan, Michael, David Jr., and Joshua. She also is survived by step-children Betty Joe Mellot, Edmund Couture, Joe Couture, Susie and Maridell. In addition, Edith is survived by numerous great-grandchildren and so many treasured friends. She had a former daughter-in-law, Marilyn Gibson, that was very close, and loved Edith like a mother. All of her family will miss Edith so much.
Preceding Edith in death are her parents, and siblings, all of the Sloan branch, her husband, Joseph Couture, daughter-in-law, Patricia Hossman Gibson, step-daughter, Jeannette Pittman.
Edith - Edie, MeeMaw, Edie Mae . . . was a one-of-a-kind lady with strict rules and loving forgiveness. She will always be missed.
A memorial service will be held at a later date, possibly in the Spring. If any gestures are considered, please donate to The Monroe County Humane Society or to The Church of the Nazarene in Woodsfield, Ohio.
Many thanks to the staff of the Arbors of Woodsfield for their care and enjoyment of Edith, and especially to Jack, the Banana Man - Edith was especially fond of him. All of these special people made Edith's last few years better.