Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 24, at First Baptist Church in Marshall. Rev. Vernon Maxted and Rev. Wayne Doolin will officiate. Pallbearers will be James Thompson, John Thompson, Tim Thompson, Paul Thompson, Michael S. Gibson and Lucas Gibson. Honorary pallbearers will be Wes Kessler, Jack Reser, Ed Duffer, Jack Lane, Bill Watson and David Callaway. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church Building Fund or Missouri Baptist Children's Home.
Born May 27, 1920, near Deer Creek, Okla., she was the daughter of the late Gerhardt and Katharina Jantzen Kliewer. On May 1, 1949, she married Gene Eldon Gibson, who preceded her in death March 26, 1986. She received degrees from Ottawa University and Missouri Valley College, serving in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant J.G. from 1943 to 1946 and working as a stewardess for American Airlines. After her marriage and moving from Kansas City to Marshall, she was active in the music program of First Baptist Church and was a Sunday school teacher there for many years. She also taught elementary music for the Marshall School District.
Survivors include two sons, Mark Gibson and wife Karol of Syracuse, N.Y., Michael Gibson and wife Leigh of Columbia; one daughter, Nancy Thompson and husband Raymond of Marshall; one sister-in-law, Marie Kliewer of Parsons, Kan.; 10 grandchildren, Katharine and Michael Gibson of Syracuse, N.Y., Lucas and Heather Gibson of Columbia, James Thompson and wife Pearl of Marshall, John Thompson of Nebraska City, Neb., Timothy Thompson of Kansas City, Jean Thompson Volk and husband Tim of Liberty, Paul Thompson of Rolla and Margaret Thompson of Rolla; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Saloma Draney; one brother, John W. Kliewer; and legal guardian, Gertrude E. Montague.
Additional information provided per family recompense.