Archive for Thursday, August 23, 2001

Florence Gibson


August 23, 2001

No services are planned for Florence Eleanor Gibson, 97, Lawrence.

Mrs. Gibson died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.

She was born Feb. 8, 1904, in Lawrence, the daughter of Archie and Ruth (Dudley) Olmsted.

Mrs. Gibson had worked as a salesperson for McCoy Shoe Store for many years and had worked at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant and Plymouth Thrift Shop. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion auxiliaries and Plymouth Congregational Church.

She married Richard Gibson in 1934 in Lawrence. He died in 1972.

Survivors include a sister, Irma Brooks, Lawrence.

She donated her body to Kansas University Medical Center.

The family suggests memorials to the church or to a charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence.

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