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Bill J. Gibbens

July 5, 2013

Bill J. Gibbens, 71, of Heavener died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Heavener. He was born Sept. 2, 1941, at Baxter Springs, Kan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a poultry farmer.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents Betty and Paul Harris.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Gibbens of the home; three daughters, Lorri Gibbens of Muskogee, Saundra Taylor of Lancaster, Texas, and Debra Meskimen of Portland, Okla.; a brother, Raymond Harris of Shell Knob, Mo.; a sister, Sue Tabor of Shell Knob; nine grandchildren, Travis and Sarah Gibbens, Abigail and Hillary Meskimen, Theresa Taylor, Rebecca Fabion, Jimmy, William and John Gibbens; and five great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers will be Stoney Brown, Joe Allen, Rick West and James Morrison.
Service are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, July 8, at Grace Manor Memorial Chapel, Poteau, with Bro. Scott Bates officiating. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, OKC, OK 73123-1718.
Arrangements are being handled by Grace Manor Funeral Home. You may leave an on-line greeting to the family at

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