Rosy L. Gibbs

Rosy L. Gibbs, 87, of 3613 Briarwood, Quincy, died Friday (May 30, 2014) in her home.

She was born Jan. 4, 1927, in Hannibal, Mo., a daughter of Raymond C. and Margaret L. Willing Loomis. On June 10, 1945, she married Forrest M. Gibbs in Hannibal. He preceded her in death Nov. 17, 2009.

After graduation from Quincy High School in 1945, she left to work at the Pentagon during World War II and worked there for several years. Upon returning to Quincy, she and Fory opened the College Cleaners, and Rosy began work at Moorman Manufacturing.

Rosy and Fory were longtime members of First Christian Church.

They enjoyed camping at Whispering Oaks Campground near Mendon and were members of the Camper Stampers Camping Club and Holiday Ramblers Camping Club. They loved taking their family on yearly vacations with their lifelong friends, Howard, Norma and Mike Predmore.

Rosy sold Avon products for over 60 years, was a member of the Avon President's Club, and had been the high seller for many years. She was a huge Cardinals fan.

Rosy was a wonderful, giving and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, and she will be missed by all.

She is survived by three sons, Jock Gibbs and his wife, Kim, of Quincy, Garry Gibbs and his wife, Lori, of Hamilton, and Jeff Gibbs and his wife, Julie, of Quincy; seven grandchildren, Jason Gibbs and his wife, Amanda, of Plainville, Joey Gibbs and his wife, Laura, of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Julia Schlechter and her husband, Nick, of Quincy, and Anna, Abigail, Parker and Olivia Gibbs of Hamilton; seven great-grandchildren, Madalyn and Henry Gibbs of Plainville, Addison, Colton and Sophia Gibbs of Fort Leonard Wood, and Rhilynn and Hadleigh Schlechter of Quincy; her lifelong friend, Norma Predmore; her lifelong friend and neighbor, John Rollins; her godson, Mike Predmore; her brother-in-law, Charles Gibbs; two nieces, Sharon Fearneyhough and her husband, Jim, of Kinderhook, and Patricia Gibbs and her husband, Aaron, of Rockford; a great-nephew, Brian Kealen of Quincy; five cousins, Myrtle Sinclair, Rosie Marshall, Betty Jane Brown, Ray Nelson and Charles "Bud" Nelson; and Rosy and Fory's faithful dog, Ginger.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Gibbs; and lifelong friends, Howard Predmore and Marilyn Rollins.

SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with the Rev. V. Lee Amsler conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

VISITATION: 4-7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: First Christian Church, or Quincy Humane Society.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.


Funeral Home

Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
1535 State Street Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-4907

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from June 1 to June 3, 2014