WAUNETA -- Oscar Howard Gibbons, 93, died Sunday (Feb. 24, 2002) at Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home.
He was born Aug. 7, 1908, to Oscar and Emily Victoria (Willy) Gibbons at Earlham, Iowa. He grew up and attended school in Atlantic, Iowa until his junior year when the family moved near Howard, Kan. He graduated from high school there in 1926. After graduation, he followed the wheat harvest which led him to Hill City, Kan.
On Aug. 2, 1930, he married Carolyn Michaelis in Hill City. They farmed near Hill City for a while, then moved to Wauneta's North Divide during the depression. The couple moved to Albany, Ore., where he worked in a plywood factory before returning to Hayes County and starting a hog operation.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Wauneta. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carolyn in 1987; one brother, Willie; and sisters, June and Ora.
Survivors include two sons, Craig and wife, Judy Gibbons of Lexington, and Gary and wife, Naomi Gibbons of Minatare; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be Thursday, 11:30 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Wauneta with the Rev. Michael Laing officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery at Wauneta.
Visitation will be Wednesday, 2-6 p.m., at Liewer Funeral Home in Wauneta.
A memorial has been established in his name.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta is in charge of arrangements.