The Carthage Republican
October 16, 1929
Mrs. J. W. Gibson
Relatives, friends and neighbors were inexpressibly shocked Thursday morning when word was quickly passed around that Mrs. Nellie Gibson, wife of J. W. Gibson, of this city, had passed away Wednesday evening at 11:30 at her home on East Main Street. Although it was known that she had been critically ill for several days, yet it was hoped that a splendid constitution would withstand the ravages of the dread disease. Experienced medical talent and careful nursing were of no avail, and she gradually sank to sweet repose.
Nellie Mae Richardson was born in Warsaw, Illinois, November 15, 1868. She was next to the youngest child born to Thomas and Margaret Richardson. Her parents were long residents of Warsaw where she grew to young womanhood. She was one of Hancock county's successful teachers having taught for eleven years.
It was while engaged in her profession as teacher in the Ferris school that she became acquainted with James W. Gibson, principal of the same school. This acquaintance culminated in a happy marriage which occurred in her home at Warsaw, Ill., on November 25, 1897, Judge C. J. Scofield officiating. They started to housekeeping in Ferris and after the close of school they removed to the home farm of Mr. Gibson near Oak Grove in Hancock township. While living here Mrs. Gibson made a sweet home for Mr. Gibson's aged mother and invalid brother. It was in this home that Helen, their oldest child was born. They removed to Carthage about 23 years ago, building a modern home on East Wabash Avenue, where Lloyd was born.
During her girlhood days she was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Warsaw. Upon taking up their residence in this city, she united with the Christian Church under the pastorate of Rev. W. W. Denham. She was a woman of many rare traits of heart and mind and intensely devoted to her home and loved ones. She was loyal to her church and its kindred organizations and to her many friends.
Of her immediate family she leaves her husband to whom she has been a true help-meet in the highest meaning of the term, and two children, Helen, the wife of Ralph Jenkins; Lloyd, living in St. Louis, and a dear little granddaughter in whom she was greatly interested.
Of her father's family of seven, but two brothers remain, T. J. Richardson of Slayton, Texas, and J. W. Richardson, of Magnolia, Arkansas. A useful life, full of love and devotion has been closed, and she now rests in the presence of Him who said, "What do thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter."
Funeral services were held at the Christian church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Judge C. J. Scofield conducting the service, assisted by Rev. H. C. Reichel. Interment in Moss Ridge cemetery.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral, were: Lloyd H. Gibson, St. Louis, Mo.; T. J. Richardson, Slaton, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. John Riggins, Roseville, Ill.; Mrs. Chas. White, Hamilton, Ill.; Mrs. John Hays, Bowen, Ill.; Mrs. H. E. Doerr and daughters, Dorothy and Virginia, of St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Ed Krupe and son Merlin, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Kinyoun, Tom Mapes, all of Nauvoo, Ill.; Miss Alice Villman, Mrs. Ed. Turner, of Hamilton, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Mosley, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Nelson, of Adrian, Ill.; Alfred Gibson, Hamilton, Ill.
The following singers sang at the funeral: Mrs. H. B. Bloyd, Mrs. Sidney Boyer, Mrs. S. A. McGill, Mrs. W. S. Walton, Mr. Jacob Palmer, Mr. Chas Orth; pianist, Mrs. Lige Burner. They rendered the following songs "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," "I Know That My Savior Cares," "Abide With Me."
Card of Thanks.
We are grateful to our many friends and neighbors for the kindness and sympathy shown at the time of our late bereavement; also for the beautiful flowers.
The Carthage Republican
October 16, 1929
Much sympathy is expressed in the loss of Mrs. J. W. Gibson of Carthage, the good mother of Mrs. Ralph Jenkins of this vicinity. Quite a number from here attended the funeral services at the Christian Church in Carthage Saturday afternoon.
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