Former Fayette resident Azill Gibson passed away Monday, May 24, 2010 at the Living Center in Marshall, MO. She was 85 years of age.
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Mrs. Gibson was born on October 26, 1924 in Harrisburg, MO to James Elleck and Bessie Pearl (Jones) Skaggs. On June 22, 1938, she married Fred Gibson in Boonville, MO. Mr. Gibson preceded her in death on May 4, 1988. Azill was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed her membership in the Red Hat Society, loved cooking for her family and working in her garden.
Mrs. Gibson is survived by two daughters; Brenda Messerly of Marshall, and Hellen Parker of Fayette, two sons; Elleck Gibson of Slater, and Billy Gibson of Boonville. Twenty three grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and numerous great-great-grandchildren also survive. Along with her parents and husband, Azill was preceded in death by one son, James T. Gibson, one daughter, Bessie E. Moore, a brother, Verdell Skaggs, and a sister, Lucile Ewens.
Services for Azill Gibson will be held at 1 PM on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Chapel in Fayette with Rev. Robert Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Clark's Chapel Cemetery with Danny, Jeff, Mark, and Nathan Gibson, Shane Asher, Harley Owen, Kevin Parker, and Terry Carmack serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be 6-8 PM Wednesday, May 26. Memorials are suggested to Clark's Chapel Cemetery Fund or Alzheimers Research care of Friemonth-Freese Funeral Service, 174 Hwy 5 and 240 North, Fayette, MO 65248.
Published in Boonville Daily News from May 25 to June 1, 2010