Barbara Mary Schimpf Tiebout, 82, of Sherman, Connecticut, died peacefully of natural causes at her daughter’s home in Miami, Florida, on January 11.
Devotedly married for 46 years to her late husband, Allen Robert Tiebout, Sr., “Bobbie” was a highly accomplished seamstress, an expert in both garment and residential interiors. She was a master knitter with vast experience in Fisherman’s Knit and Fair Isle styles. Well known for her accomplishments in landscape and vegetable gardening, Bobbie lovingly tended her treasured garden, feeding her family, neighbors and friends. She loved baking, reading, and traveling with her husband, Al. She worked as the cook at The Sherman School for many years and was treasurer of The Sherman Players.
Born in The Bronx, daughter of the late Edward B. and Barbara Schimpf of Crooked Furrows Farm, Sherman, Bobbie joins in heaven her sister Nancy Wetherbee, and brothers-in-law George Beatty, Kenneth Johnson and Donald Tiebout, Jr.
Bobbie is survived by her children, Edward R. Bennett (Cindy) and Terri A. Stephen (John); step-sons Allen Robert Tiebout, Jr. (Mary), Jeffrey C. Tiebout (Rachel Theo-Maurelli), and Craig L. Tiebout, Sr.; sisters Elizabeth Beatty and Martha Johnson; sister-in-law Sue Tiebout; grandchildren Anthony Ryan Tiebout (Angela), Robert Tiebout (Tara), Nicholas Tiebout (Dana), Jessica Taylor, Amara Tiebout, Logan Tiebout (Kelly), Marissa Tiebout, Benjamin Tiebout, Craig Tiebout, Jr., Adam Tiebout (Janelle), William Bennett, Elijah Stephen, Kamal Stephen, and Eva Kate Stephen; and 11 great grandchildren and one on the way.
A funeral service will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Bridgewater, CT, on January 27 at 11:00. Burial will follow in Coburn Cemetery, Sherman.
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, you remember Bobbie by planting a flowering shrub in your own yard for all to enjoy.