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Joan Gibbs (1935-2016)

Joan Gibbs (1935-2016)

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Joan Gibbs

Joan Gibbs

NASHUA -- Joan Gibbs, 81, of Nashua, died Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Shell Rock Healthcare Center.

She was born Feb. 14, 1935, in Manchester, daughter of George and Velva (Hugh) Hawker. She went to West Delaware High School until the 11th grade. Joan later finished her GED at North Iowa Area Community College. She married LaVerne Gibbs June 11, 1953, in Las Vegas.

Joan worked for Salsbury Baptist Home in Charles City as a medical aide, retiring in 1993.

Survivors: her husband; two sons, Terry (Connie) of Tyler, Texas, and Doug (Terri) of Nashua; a daughter, Lori (Dave) Green of Shell Rock; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: her parents; two daughters, Cathy Shepard and Jan Biekert; and a brother in infancy, Richard Hawker.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7,at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Nashua. Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, Nashua.

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