M. Susan Tibstra, 74, of Naples passed away peacefully Saturday, September 21, 2019. Born in Evergreen Park, IL to Harry and Mary Kolb (Paxton), she was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
Susan attended the University of Oklahoma and was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was actively involved in Art of Giving, Opera Naples and the Naples Historical Society. She was an outgoing person who had a great love of people, her church and life.
Susan is survived by her two children, Trevor Tibstra and Heather Pitkin (Jerry); four grandchildren, Sarah and Tyler Tibstra, and Paige and Drake Pitkin; and her brother, Richard Kolb. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas N. Tibstra and her sister-in-law, Florence Kolb.
A memorial service celebrating Susan’s life is planned for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 28th at Trinity-By-The-Cove Episcopal Church, Naples. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Trinity-By-The-Cove Episcopal Church, 533 Galleon Drive, Naples, FL 34102 or Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.
We pray “On the wings of angels, she ascended into heaven.”
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