Barbara N. Gammon, 81, of Marietta, passed away at 3:30 PM on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born on Monday, September 21, 1931, in Washington D.C., the daughter of Benjamin and Catherine Neitzey. She graduated from Western High School (now The Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts) in Washington D. C. and Harcum Junior College in Bryn Mawr, Pa., where she studied merchandising.
Barbara moved to Marietta in 1961 so her late husband Jack T. Gammon, whom she married on July 16, 1955, could start his law career at Fogle and Fogle Law Firm. She worked at Garfinkel's Department Store, ran the dining room at the Betsey Mill's Club, and co-owned a catering business. Her long-time passion and knowledge of antiques led her to open, with her son Joshua, The Tin Rabbit Antiques on Front Street in Marietta, which they operated for over 30 years. Barbara was a member of St. Lukes Episcopal Church and participated in the Marietta Welfare League. She was instrumental in starting the Marietta Antiques Show and organized it for several years to benefit the Welfare League. She was an OHSAA licensed swimming official and a long-time member of the Marietta Country Club.
Surviving are three sons, Joshua Gammon of Marietta, Peter (Kelly) Gammon of Marietta, and Jacob (Marianne) Gammon of Columbus, Ohio. There are six grandchildren, Caleb and Rachel Gammon, Hannah and Sydney Gammon, and Jack and Emily Gammon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jack T. Gammon in 1978, and a brother Robert Neitzey.
At her request her body will be cremated and there will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held Monday, November 5, 2012, at noon at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 320 2nd St., Marietta. There will be a small reception in the parish hall following the service to celebrate Barbara's life. In lieu of flowers the family is asking donations be made to The Marietta Community Foundation, 100 Putnam St., P.O. Box 77, Marietta 45750 or the Memorial Health Foundation, 401 Matthew St., Marietta 45750 in memory of Barbara.
Online condolences may be made to hadleyfh.com