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Norman C. Gibbs

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Norman C. Gibbs Obituary
Gibbs Norman C. Gibbs, Columbus, OH, died at Riverside Methodist Hospital on Sunday, April 21, 2013. Born in Kansas City, Mo, March 3, 1926; preceded in death by his first wife Berniece H. Gibbs, his parents Raymond J. and Cecile F. Gibbs Kansas City, Mo, and brother Raymond M. and wife Frances Gibbs, Amarillo, TX. He is survived by his wife, Helen I. Arnold, Columbus, Oh; daughters, Denise Wells and son-in-law, Christopher, Springfield, Oh, Melissa King and son-in-law, David, Stuart, Fla; and son, Krist Gibbs and daughter-in-law, Deann, Columbus, Oh; grandsons, Walter Wells, Brendin (Jessica) King and Zachery Gibbs; and granddaughters Kelsey King and Ciara Gibbs. He was a graduate of East High School, K.C., Mo and the U. of Mo, with postgraduate studies in School Administration. He served as teacher and principal at various Public schools; management positions at ASCOP; Illinois Inst. Of Technology; Sylvania; UNIVAC; and Director of Management Development for Otis Elevator and for AEP. A veteran of WWII, 69th Division; recalled to duty in 1950 and served on the Chief of Staff section, Hqs., (EUSAK) Korea. He received 1st Team football All-city and All-state honors and, at the U. of Mo, a Varsity letter as a Freshman. He played with the 29th Division team (post WWII) in Europe. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Worthington and served on several church Vestries; he completed a program for Episcopal leaders at the Mercier Theol. Seminary, Garden City, N.Y. He sang in high school, college and church choirs for 50+ years and the Worthington Community Chorus in the early '80's. Family will receive friends Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 6699 N. High St., Worthington (Just south of I-270). A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 700 High St., Worthington, with a reception to follow. Rev. Philip College, officiating. In lieu of flowers tributes, the family suggests contributions to church/ charitable organizations. To share memories or condolences, visit www.schoedinger.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2013
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