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Violet E. Gibbons, 79, formerly of Cambridge, died Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Carlton, Oregon with her family by her side. Visitation will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29th, at the First Baptist Church, Geneseo, with the funeral service at 5:00 p.m. Rev. Dave Murphy will officiate. A life celebration and meal will follow the service until 7:00 p.m. at the church. Graveside committal services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Memorial may be made to the First Baptist Church, Geneseo. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Cambridge, is assisting the family with the local arrangements.
Violet Ethel Jones was born September 28, 1938 in Tahlequah, OK to Marion P. and Anne Lea Thomasson Jones. The family moved to Illinois in 1951. She met and married the love of her life, Jerry A. Gibbons on September 8, 1956 in Rock Island. Violet worked as a Cosmetologist, CNA, LPN, and RN. A life beautifully lived, always putting others before herself. She was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church, Rock Island, the Osco Community Church, Osco, and the First Baptist Church, Geneseo.
Those surviving are her husband, Jerry A. Gibbons, children, Carrie (Michael) Floto, Cambridge, Gary (Linda) Gibbons, McMinnville, OR, and Sherri (Martin) Nauman, Carlton, OR, 12 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. Her parents, a son, Jerry A. Gibbons, Jr., a daughter, Terri S. Selman, a brother, and two sisters preceded her in death.