Lela Corrine Gibson: Died 01/9/2017

Lela Corinne Gibson

Stewartsville….Lela Corinne Gibson, age 97, was born December 28, 1919 in Osborn, Missouri, the daughter of Raymond and Bessie (Rollett) Saunders and passed away January 9, 2017 in St. Joseph.

Corrine was a graduate of Stewartsville High School and on April 15, 1939 she married Wallace Gibson. To this union two children were born. They made their home in Stewartsville where Corrine operated a Beauty Salon out of her home until 1971 and then worked at JC Penny Salon until 2000.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wallace Gibson; three sisters and one brother.

Survivors include two children, Steven (Kate) Gibson, St. Joseph and Vicki (Larry) Hodges, Kansas City; three grandsons, Shawn (Jennifer) Gibson, Washington DC, Derek (Emily) Witt, Monroe, Washington, Chad (Katye) Witt, Redondo Beach, Calf., one granddaughter, Nicole (John) Ziegler, Cincinnati, OH; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017 at  Turner Family Funeral Home of Stewartsville with burial in Stewartsville Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences:

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3 Responses to “Lela Corrine Gibson: Died 01/9/2017”

  1. Jenn Gibson January 11, 2017 at 1:47 pm #

    Steve, Vicki and all the rest of Grandma Corrines loved ones, I’m so sorry we have lost such a spunky and sweet lady. She will be missed by all that knew her. Sending love from DC until I can do so in person. Love you guys.

  2. John Powell January 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm #

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Corrine’s family.
    I have childhood memories of being with my Mother (Francis Powell) when she would go get her hair done at Corrine’s beauty shop. They always seemed to have such a good time visiting.

  3. Tammy Roberts January 18, 2017 at 4:46 pm #

    Corrine put a smile on my face daily! I did her hair at the nursing home for a while. She was one of my favorites and i loved hearing her stories of being a hair dresser! Rest in peace my dear friend your spunk, charisma and smile will be missed!

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