Frances (Ellis) Gibson
Frances (Ellis) GibsonFrances (Ellis) Gibson, 98, of Wister died Friday, July 18, 2014, in Poteau. She was born Dec. 6, 1915, in Abbott, Ark. to Claud and Leafer Ellis. The family moved to Wister when Frances was a small child. She married Athel “Slim” Gibson on March 17, 1934. They were blessed with two sons. She was a homemaker until her boys started school, then became a licensed practical nurse. She retired as a surgical scrub and office nurse. Frances was a member of the Wister Nazarene Church. She was a Sunday school teacher, missionary president and taught Bible school.Frances was proceeded in death by her husband, Athel “Slim” Gibson; one son, Bill Gibson; granddaughter, Alicia Sue (Gibson) Long; five brothers, Henry, Leroy, John, Sorrel and Caleb Ellis; three sisters Claudia Baldwin, Mary Baldwin and Erma Miller.She is survived by one son, Gene and wife Beverly of Tulsa; daughter-in-law, Mary of Wister; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and a host of other family friends and loved ones.Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Wister Nazarene Church with the Rev. P.J. Atkinson officiating. Burial will be in Maxie Cemetery, Wister, under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau.