Pauline L. Gibson, 97, a former resident of rural Pierceton, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday April 4, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City where she had been a resident for the past seven years.
She was born June 16, 1915 in Marion County a daughter of the late James H. and Gertrude F. (Teter) Brunner. Her formative years were spent in Marion, Fort Wayne and New Haven. She attended New Haven High School.
She was united in marriage to Dalbert D. Gibson Aug. 10, 1935. They resided in Peru for a short time before moving to Fort Wayne. In 1947, they moved to a farm near South Whitley. In 1981, they moved to Ridinger Lake. 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, 4H, 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.
Surviving relatives include a son, Kenneth E.(Rita) Gibson of Indianapolis; a son-in-law, Wayne Johnson of Columbia City; 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.
The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Smith and Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley, with Pastor David Arnold of Columbia City United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the South Whitley cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com .