Mary A. Gabbard, 93, of Connersville, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at Aspen Place in Greensburg, Indiana where she had been a resident for two months.

She was born July 11, 1928 in Metamora, Indiana, one of nine children of Leander and Emma Bunch Carey.

On August 17, 1973, she was married in Laurel to Kenneth D. Gabbard. Mr. Gabbard survives.

Mary was a member of New Heights Christian Church.

A devoted mother, she loved tending her flowers, baking, and canning vegetables. She also loved playing her guitar and singing.

Survivors, besides her husband of 48 years, include five children: Everett Milbourn and wife Brenda of Connersville, Vernon Richard Milbourn of Connersville, Mary Moore and husband Ronald of Batesville, Indiana, James Milbourn and wife Sarah of Laurel, Rosalie Robinson and husband Tom of Connersville; a step-daughter, Melissa Jefferies and husband Mike of Connersville; a step-son, Dale Gabbard and wife of Connersville; fourteen grandchildren: Kimberley, Everett Jr., Dennis, Ricky, Everett Franklin, Lea, Shannon, Ronnie Jr., Terry, Kathy, Pam, Carl Jr., Billy, and Dustin; several step-grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; a sister, Daisy Dean of Union City, Indiana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda; five brothers; two sisters; four half-sisters; and three half-brothers.

Funeral services will be announced soon, and burial will be in Laurel North Cemetery. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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