1937 - 2013
Donald Lee Gibbs, 76, of Fulton, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at Fulton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Donald was born March 6, 1937, near Mokane, Mo., the son of the late Robert Lee and Emma (Dungan) Gibbs. On March 15, 1964, he married Patricia Lynn Weseman in Fulton, Mo. She survives of the home. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this coming March 15, 2014. He attended the Thorn Hill School near Mokane and graduated from the old Mokane High School. Donald worked at Harbison Walker Refactories for approximately 42 years and retired September 30, 1998. He was a member of the Mokane United Methodist Church, Knights of Phythias #239 in Fayette, Mokane Odd Fellow Lodge #597 with over 50 years of service, Mokane Rebekah Lodge #812, he joined April 26, 1962, Westminster Encampment #30 in Fulton, and Columbia Patriarchs Militant #41. He served as Department Commander of the state from 1994 to 1996. The lodge was an important part of his life. Donald's enjoyment in life was his farm including his cows and his cats. Donald is also survived by one brother, Kenneth (Myrtle) Gibbs of Columbia; two nieces, Janice Gibbs and Brenda Gibbs, both of Columbia; three great-nieces, Hillary, Emily and Lauren Shae Brown of Columbia; one great-nephew, Cameron Brown, Columbia; two aunts and numerous cousins. His many friends include his Lodge family. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton, Mo. with Steve Mallinckrodt officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Odd Fellow services will be at 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Carmel Cemetery Association c/o Debo Funeral Home in Fulton, Mo. Arrangements are under the direction of Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, MO 65251. (573) 642-2211. Condolences can be sent by visiting www.debofuneralhome.com.
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