Lorene Elizabeth Gibbons of Houston, Texas, formerly of Rolla, went to be with our Lord on July 22, 2012.
She was born ninety-two years ago on November 8, 1919 in Hodgeville, Illinois, to Samuel M. And Bernice Hodge Hise. She spent her youth primarily in the Golconda, Illinois area as well as in Harrisburg, Illinois, where she graduated from high school.
Lorene married the love of her life, Kelly E. Gibbons, in Harrisburg on November 11, 1937, and celebrated forty years of marriage before his death. Blessed with three children, Lorene devoted herself to her family.
She was a wonderful mother, homemaker, volunteer for her children's schools, and an avid reader. Lorene was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rolla, Missouri, and a sixty year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Lorene E. Gibbons is survived by her three children: Jack E. Gibbons (Judy) of Wylie, Texas, Samuel K. Gibbons (Linda) of Clinton, Missouri, and Cheryl Gibbons Ibarra (Jim) of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
Lorene is also survived by her brother, Samuel J. Hise of Galatia, Illinois.
Services will be held at 10am, Saturday July 28, 2012, at Weirauch Funeral Home, Harrisburg, Illinois. Burial will follow at Spring Valley Cemetery, Harrisburg.