Pauline L. Gibson, 97, a former resident of rural Pierceton, Ind., passed away at 2:15 p.m. Thursday April 4, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City, Ind., where she had been a resident for the past seven years.
She was born June 16, 1915, in Marion County, Ind., a daughter of the late James H. and Gertrude F. (Teter) Brunner. Her formative years were spent in Marion, Ind.; Fort Wayne, Ind., and New Haven, Ind. She attended New Haven High School.
On Aug. 10, 1935, she was united in marriage to Dalbert D. Gibson. They resided in Peru for a short time moving to Fort Wayne. In 1947, they moved to a farm near South Whitley, Ind. In 1981, they moved to Ridinger Lake, Ind. Mr. Gibson died July 4, 1985.
While living in the South Whitley area, she worked for the family business, Gibson Massey-Ferguson as the parts manager. She was a member of the Pierceton Presbyterian Church, 4-H, past matron of Eel River Chapter of Order of Eastern Star, member of the Pierceton O.E.S., and Order of White Shrine, Fort Wayne.
She is survived by a son: Kenneth E. (Rita) Gibson, Indianapolis, Ind.; a son-in-law: Wayne Johnson, Columbia City, Ind.; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter: Joan L. Johnson; a son: Lewis Gibson; four sisters: Louise Rice, Norma Beaucham, Betty Brunner and Margaret Fisher; and two brothers: Robert Landis and Walter Brunner.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, at Smith and Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the funeral chapel, with Pastor David Arnold of Columbia City United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the South Whitley cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.