Evelyn Gibbs

December 21, 2017

Evelyn Gibbs

Celebration of Life Services:   A celebration of life service will be held January 13, 2018 at 11 am at the First Presbyterian Church, Greenfield, Iowa. Luncheon with the family will follow.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Steen Funeral Home, PO Box 390, Greenfield, IA 50849.

Evelyn M. Gibbs passed away December 21, 2017. She was born January 13, 1946 to Merrill and Gladys Nichols. She attended Prussia #5 and Bridgewater-Fontanelle schools and graduated Salutorian of the Class of 1964. She attended ISU for two years, then paused her education to marry George (Lans) Gibbs in 1966. Evelyn finished her business management degree at Simpson College, graduating Summa cum Laude in 1986. 

Evelyn was involved in many activities. She was a 4-H member, then a 4-H leader, then Adair Co. 4-H Aide. She was a member of the Federated Women’s Club and PEO, Chapter CA. She was a 50 year member of OES as well as serving as Worthy Matron. She also served on the boards of the FSA-USDA and the Creston AEA. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, baking and candy-making. She was the ultimate DIY-er. 

Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents, Merrill and Gladys Nichols; brother Lee Nichols; brother-in-law Arthur Hill; and niece Gwen Heath. 

She is survived by her husband, George (Lans) Gibbs; daughters Ann Duncan-Gibbs and Jill Gibbs and son-in-law Shan Duncan; brother J. David Nichols; sister Edythe Hill; sisters-in-law Phyllis Nichols and Lilian Nichols; and nieces, nephews and many friends.

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