Pearl Gibson

Pearl Gibson

Pearl Gibson of Decatur, TN (formerly of Otsego) passed away Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Brookewood Nursing Center, Decatur, TN. Mrs. Gibson was born November 26, 1909, in Hopkins, MI to Jay and Rose (Wise) Nichols. She was a graduate of Otsego High School and for 86 years was a resident of Otsego. Pearl was a devoted homemaker; a loving, caring person who was completely selfless. Her wonderful example will always be indelibly etched in the memories of her family and friends.

Surviving are three sons, John B. (Jeanne) Gibson of Austin, TX, Frank H. (Janice) Gibson of Greenfield, TN and Floyd A. (Connie) Gibson of Cleveland, TN; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Hazel Maxwell of Glenn, MI; a sister-in-law, Paula Lutes of Plainwell, MI; a brother-in-law, Archer Woodstock of Otsego, MI; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard Gibson, in 1986; and by eight brothers and sisters.

The Gibson family is thankful to Caris Healthcare professionals for loving attention to Mom’s comfort and needs during the past couple years and for keeping the family apprised of her condition during the times that they were unable to be there.

Friends may meet with her family from 10:00 A.M.until the time of the funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, with funeral celebrant Bill Rose officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Pearl may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association.

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  1. Bill & Brenda Standish says:

    John & Jeanne – Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. Bill & Brenda

  2. james sunnervillle says:

    I am very sorry for your loss
    How ever I see her mothers name was ROSE WISE from Hopkins Mi. My great grandmother was Gertrude Wise . Many of her family were from Hopkins and gave their farm to the Hopkins school.
    Just wondering if Pearl could be a related .



  3. Hugh and Marty Myers says:

    Dear John and Jeanne,

    Very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. I lost my Mother 13 years ago, so I know what you must be feeling. Take comfort that she is in a better place. Sorry that we can’t be there for the service.

    Hugh and Marty

  4. Cheryl Kaechele says:

    Dear John, Frank and Floyd,
    I was so sorry to read of your mother’s death. No matter the age, it’s always difficult. This year I lost both my father and my mother at 93 and 92. It changes your view of life when you’re the oldest generation of your family.
    The obituary was lovely–as was your mother. Such a gracious lady. My condolences to all of you.

  5. Bud and Anne Blanchette says:

    John, Frank, Floyd and families:

    Seeing Aunt Pearl’s photo brought a smile to my face and a flood of great memories from my childhood. She was a kind and elegant lady who fought a tough battle for a very long time. Anne and I were so sorry to hear of her passing last week and we send our sincere condolences to you all. I am sorry that I was not able to be there, but please know that I am thinking of you all in this difficult time.

  6. Kit Smith and the Otsego SDA Church says:

    We remember Pearl with fond memories and know she is resting awaiting the soon coming of our Lord. We look forward to being with her again then.

    Our prayers are with the family and friends of hers.

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