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Debra Ann Gibson, 66, Kokomo, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born May 10, 1951, in Kokomo, to Eugene and Phyllis (Cardwell) Dausch. On Dec. 14, 1968, she married Leslie Gibson, and he survives.
Debra graduated from Taylor High School in 1969 and worked for 30 years as a legal secretary at Delphi before retiring in 2000. She was a seamstress and enjoyed sewing, embroidery and quilting. She and Les enjoyed traveling to Florida along with fishing and bowling. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren more than life itself. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and the Women's Circle of Concern at church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Tammy (Dustin) Hoppes, Shane (Summer) Gibson and Chris (Brandi) Gibson, all of Kokomo; grandchildren, Justin (Caitlyn) Williams, Nicole (Rusty) Chandler, Joshua Williams, Tyler Gibson, Jenna Williams, Reilly Gibson, Jessica Williams, Conner Gibson, Jillian Gibson and Emma Gibson; stepgrandchildren, Cassidy Hoppes, Dominick Hoppes, Jessica Summitt and Shawn Stevens; great-grandchildren, Brantlee Mumaw, Sophia Williams, Jolie Chandler and Letley Williams; siblings, Joyce (David) Hannah, Dena (Glen) Jarrett, Ron (Bobbi) Dausch, Cindy May and Lori (Rick) Nichols; brother-in-law, Mike (Dixie) Gibson; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Phyllis Dausch; mother- and father-in-law, Marion and Edna Gibson; brothers-in-law, Bill May and Leonard Gibson.
The funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with the Rev. Bob Lawson officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on February 16, 2018
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