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Waverly Journal, Friday, June 27, 1941

Truman W. Gibson

Truman W. Gibson, of Mission, Kans., son of R. Y. Gibson, died last Friday night at the veteran's hospital in Wadsworth, Kansas, following a long illness. He was born near Franklin, December 6, 1892, and was a resident of Morgan County for more than twenty years. He was a graduate of the Jacksonville High School, and attended the University of Illinois for two years. In 1917 he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was in camp in New Jersey. He was in the dairy business in Kansas City until he became ill a year ago.

In 1918 he was married to Miss Evelyn Stagg of New York City, and she survives him, together with five children, Earl of Baltimore, Md., Ralph, Richard, Louise and Nancy, at home in Mission, Kans.; his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. R. Y. Gibson, and a sister, Mrs. Russell Points, of Waverly; also a brother Richard R. Gibson of Fort Benning, Ga. One son, Edwin, died in 1923, and a sister Mrs. Grace Geesa of Springfield, died only several weeks ago.

The remains were brought here and funeral services held at Union Baptist Church, Pisgah, Monday afternoon at 2:30, in charge of Dr. Lucas, pastor of the South Seventh Street Baptist Church, of Springfield.

Homer L. Wood sang "After the Shadows" and "Crossing the Bar," with Mrs. G. O. Webster as accompanist.

The pall bearers were Charles Gibson, Thomas Hardwick, Leonard Wood, John Iven Wood and Albert Curry.

The flowers were cared for by the wives of the pall bearers also Mrs. Bryan Sheppard and Mrs. Howard Rawlings.

Burial was in Union Cemetery, Pisgah.

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