Iva Jean Gibson, 77, of 111 Clearview Court, St. Marys, died on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in St. Marys.
She was born on Jan. 14, 1934, in Middlesboro, Ky., the daughter of Rubin and Woodie (Webb) Burns, and they preceded her in death.
On June 10, 1954, she married Kenneth Gibson, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 2000.
She is survived by her two children, Gary (Charlene) Gibson of St. Marys and Lisa (David) Coates of Scottsburg, Ind.; nine grandchildren; one brother, the Rev. Jack (Opal) Burns of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Burns; an infant sister, Mavis Burns.
Iva Jean was a graduate of Bell County High School in Bell County, Ky. She retired from Trim Trends Corp. in Spencerville.
She was a member of Samaria Missionary Baptist Church in St. Marys. She will be remembered as a very loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Funeral rites will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Samaria Missionary Baptist Church in St. Marys, with the Rev. Denny Hunter officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, where memorial donations may be directed to Samaria Missionary Baptist Church.
Condolences may be sent to the family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.