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Dorothy Irene Gibson

September 4, 1925 ~ October 18, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Dorothy Gibson Obituary

Dorothy Irene Gibson, 98, of Burlington, died Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at her home. 

Born September 4, 1925, in Keswick, IA, she was the daughter of John  and Veva Murial Griggs Husband. On December 4, 1950, she married Arlo "Shorty" Max Gibson in Sigourney, IA. He passed on December 10, 1990. 

She attended school in Keswick, IA. 

In her younger years, Dorothy worked at the local restaurant, grocery story and meat locker after school in Keswick. After moving to Burlington, she worked as the AAA Safety Crossing Guard for the City of Burlington and later at the IAAP (Iowa Army Ammunition Plant) in production. 

Dorothy enjoyed country music and dancing. She was an avid exerciser, even into her late 90's. She enjoyed following her family's activities, the Burlington City Council meetings, and the St. Louis Cardinals. Dorothy had a sharp mind, and an outstanding memory. She enjoyed her neighbors and was known as the "pie lady". Above all, she loved her family and always enjoyed the family reunions. She enjoyed attending church services at the New Hope Community Church and was a member of the DAV Auxiliary. Dorothy previously served as a volunteer at the hospital. 

Survivors include her son, Lyle M. (Janice) Gibson of Burlington; grandsons, Jason (Robin) Gibson of Overland Park, KS, Justin (Elizabeth) Gibson of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Jonn Gibson of St. Louis, MO; sister, Margaret Herr of Oskaloosa, IA; great-grandchildren, Conner Gibson, Carson Gibson, Jenna Gibson and Ryan Gibson; sisters-in-law, Donna Husband of Sigourney, IA, Betty Husband of Millersburg, IA, and Jeanette Gibson of Burlington, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister, Veva Hermanstorfer, and brothers, Dale, Clarence, Mervin and Kenneth. 

Her wish was to have her body donated to the University of Iowa College of Medicine. 

Dorothy's family would like to give a special thank you to the nurses and staff of United Energy Workers Healthcare and Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice/Home Health, for the excellent care provided to Dorothy over the last few  months. 

A memorial service for Mrs. Gibson will be 1:00PM Friday, October 27, 2023 at Prugh Funeral Service, 3940 Division Street, with  Pastor Craig Holmes officiating. A time of food and fellowship will be held in the community room at Prugh Funeral Service following the service. Burial will be at a later date. 

Memorials have been established for SEI Regional Home Health and Hospice and DAV (Disabled American Veterans). 

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Memorial Service
October 27, 2023

1:00 PM
Prugh Funeral Service
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601


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