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301 E High Street
POTOSI, MO 63664
Phone: (573) 438-2105
Fax: (573) 438-7279
Lela Ruth Gibson

Lela Ruth Gibson (Thompson)

Thursday, August 23rd, 1928 - Monday, April 22nd, 2019
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Lela Ruth Gibson was born on August 23, 1928 in Belleview, Missouri, a daughter to the late Lonnie Thompson and the late Myrtle (Bennett) Thompson. On October 13, 1946, Ruth was united in marriage to Otto Boyd Gibson and three children were born unto this union.

Ruth entered eternal rest on Monday, April 22, 2019 having reached ninety years of age. In addition to her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Otto Boyd Gibson; two grandsons: J.D. Sinclair and Adam Sinclair; brother and sister-in-law, Jesse and Nancy Thompson; and brother-in-law, Harold Lewis.

Survivors include one son, Stephen Gibson; two daughters: Linda (John) Sinclair and Beverly (Rick, Sr.) Robinson; sister, Lula (Don) Akers; grandchildren: Michelle (Kendrick) Sifford, Mike Gibson, Natalie (Darrell) Morgan, Matt (Michelle) Sinclair, Tanya Sinclair (J.D.'s wife), Sarah (Joe) Wentz, Rick Robinson, Jr., Jay (Ruta) Robinson, Brittany Robinson; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; brother-in-law, Bill (Leona) Gibson; and many dear nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at DeClue Funeral Home from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. A Funeral Service to honor Ruth will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, held in the DeClue Memorial Chapel with Pastor Wayne Isgriggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Caledonia Methodist Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were respectfully entrusted into the care and direction of the DeClue Funeral Home.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 10:30am - 1:00pm
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 10:30am - 1:00pm
    DeClue Funeral Home
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 1:00pm
    DeClue Memorial Chapel
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. H. Wayne Isgriggs
  • Interment

    Caledonia Methodist Cemetery
    Caledonia, MO


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Denise Lewis

Posted at 09:46am
Aunt Ruth always loved my daughter Abby so much. She would call up and ask to speak to Abby (even as a toddler) so she could tell her "I love you more!" She will always have a special place in my heart for the love she gave my daughter. Love you more, Aunt Ruth.

Cliff and Sara Roberts

Posted at 04:16pm
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