Selma M. Gibbs

Selma M. Gibbs, age 104 of Marine, IL, died Monday, July 11, 2016, at Highland Health Care Center in Highland, IL.

She was born on Saturday, October 07, 1911, in Pocahontas, IL, the daughter of Philip and Louisa (nee Willy) Gruen.

On Tuesday, May 31, 1927, she married Clifton Orville Gibbs who passed away on Friday, February 02, 1979.

She was a former member of the First Christian Church, Marine, IL and Marine Senior Citizens.

Mrs. Gibbs was born in Pocahontas, Illinois and grew up in Millersburg, Illinois. After she was married, she lived in Pocahontas and then moved to Marine, Illinois in 1934. She enjoyed cooking and sewing.

Survivors include:
Daughter In-law – Louise H. Gibbs, Marine, IL
Granddaughter – Nancy L. (Sandy) Autry, Marine, IL
Grandson – Randy K. (Dianne) Gibbs, St. Jacob, IL
Grandson – Ricky C. Gibbs, Marine, IL
Granddaughter – Cheryl A. Long, Mt. Home, AR
Grandson – Michael R. (Connie) Sedlacek, Gamaliel, AR
Grandson – Tom B. Sedlacek, Gamaliel, AR
Granddaughter In-law – Nancy Gibbs, Kuttawa, KY
Great Grandchildren – Eleven .
Great Great Grandchildren – Twenty .

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Philip T. Gruen
Mother – Louisa M. Gruen, nee Willy
Husband – Clifton O. Gibbs died 2/2/1979
Daughter – Fern L. Sedlacek died 5/29/2000
Son – Clifton J. Gibbs died 9/14/2002
Son In-law – Raymond M. Sedlacek died 6/7/2016
Grandson – Larry Gibbs died 8/28/2014
Brother – Raymond Gruen
Brother – Rolland Gruen
Brother – Elmer Gruen
Sister – Martha Gruen
Sister – Frieda Zoeller.

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL., with Rev. Will VerDuin, Associate Pastor, Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland, IL, officiating.

Interment will be at Marine Cemetery in Marine, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Charles Gravius Memorial Library, Marine, IL.

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