Lillian Ruth "Lil" Gibson
1959 - 2020

Lillian "Lil" Ruth Gibson

September 9, 1959 - November 2, 2020

Lillian "Lil" Ruth Gibson passed away on November 2, 2020. She was born on September 9, 1959 to Benjamin Bandiola and Anita Javellana in Iloilo, Philippines. Her family immigrated to the US and later settled in Lincoln. Lil was a graduate of College View Academy and Union College. She worked as an RN at the Dialysis Center of Lincoln for 17 years and as an instructor at Bryan Health. She was a longtime member and elder of the College View SDA Church.

She is survived by her husband, Jim; sons, Jared (Lana) and Justin; brothers, Rene, John (Deb), and Ivan (Heather) Bandiola; sister, Vivien (Fred Muench); and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial service for family will be held on Saturday. A video of the service will be produced for viewing for all loved ones. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Capital Humane Society, in honor of her beloved "granddog" Edward. Condolences online at

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Published by Lincoln Journal Star on Nov. 5, 2020.
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Jim, Jared, & Justin, I am shocked and so saddened to hear about Lil. Sending out love and prayers to your family during this difficult time. I worked with Lil at Advanced renal services. She was a wonderful nurse and so kind to all her patients. I remember the pictures she had up of the boys. She was such a proud mom and told stories of them often. It was easy to tell that was one of her greatest joys. I pray your loving memories of her comfort you through this difficult time. Prayers!!
April Michael
November 11, 2020
Lil was a great friend. I´m an old marathon runner so we used to talk about running until I suggested that we quit talking about running and just go running. So we ran around Holmes Lake about a hundred times and after discussing a lot of "world problems" on these runs we decided to run the Lincoln Half Marathon. So we signed up and ran. At about mile 10 Lil said, "I feel good, how about speeding up for a great finish? I said, "why don't you make this your personal best and I'll follow you. She had a great finish. Later Jim & Lil joined Dorothy and I as we went to Zambia, Africa for a Maranatha Building Project. While there we worked at the same school. Lil made little dresses for the young girls but on the day we were expecting to pass them out, she wasn't feeling good so I got the privilege of helping to give away twelve little "pillow case dresses" to 3 to 6 year-old thrilled little girls and their happy mothers. I also got to give away sledge hammers to their fathers who used them to break rocks into gravel for building the schools. One of the high points of Zambia was the training run where we were later told that a native had been attacked by a man-eating- lion. Luckily we were not eaten probably because "Lil was too small for his dinner." On the way back to the USA Lil and Jim and Dorothy and I stopped off in merry old England where we visited the Tower of London, Westminster Cathedral, Windsor Castle, and Buckingham Palace. The high point of the visit was a five mile run through Historic Hyde Park. Our families also went to Kenya, Africa where we built more schools and Lil was promoted to unofficial superintendent where she made sure all the building measurements were correct. Lil was a great friend and will be remembered as a "small but mighty" force for goodness."
DeForest Nesmith
November 11, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Lils passing. I met her at mile 15 in the 2012 Lincoln Marathon. She was the reason I finished that race. Her positive energy and kindness were infectious. She was truly one of a kind and I felt blessed to have met her. Sending you many prayers.
Laura Miller
November 10, 2020
Jim, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Lil was a great person to work with. She will be missed!
Joel Dryer
November 8, 2020
I am heartbroken for your loss. I was in nursing school at Union with Lil and will away remember her beautiful smile and laugh. Such a huge loss.
Carol Fletcher
November 8, 2020
I am in such sorrow for the loss . I know she was a wonderful person and I always thought so highly of her. It can’t be to long for Christ coming. This part of life is heartbreaking.
Christine Taylor
November 7, 2020
Sincere condolences for your loss. Memories of Lil are sweet. Thoughts and prayers go out for your family that you can somehow be comforted.
Judy (Chapman) Forde
November 7, 2020
Such a loss of one of the nicest person I´ve met. Such a kind loving soul. Loved having her as a student at CVA. Jim and family, may God´s presence give you comfort and strength to carry on.
Arlie and Karen Fandrch
November 7, 2020
Jim, You, Jared, Justin and family will be in our thoughts. Thinking of you all today. You have our deepest sympathy.
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November 7, 2020
I am so eager for the comfort of God to help in this difficult time!
Arnold Schnell
November 7, 2020
Jim, we are so saddened by the loss of Lil. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We all miss you. Hugs and peace. (Old neighbors)
Ashley and Brian Luhr
November 6, 2020
Lil, Rest In Peace my friend. Jim and family, my heartfelt sympathies. May God grant you the needed strength and peace at this difficult time.
Shalini Kwankin
November 6, 2020
May Lil's smile shine forever bright. Her kind soul touched my daughter's, Collette, heart and she will be missed by all. The Teammates program brought them together, and Collette admired her greatly. Peace to your family at this time, and blessings going forward.
Michele Clark
November 6, 2020
I am so sad to see that Lil has passed. I knew lil because I worked with her and Dr. D. Also know her from church. Such a beautiful soul. So sorry foe your loss. Sympathies to your family. Lord come soon!
Nichole Walkinshaw
November 6, 2020
I just stated at the Dialysis center a couple of months ago. I had the pleasure of meeting her, she was an amazing person. So sorry for your loss.
Addelle Pigford
November 6, 2020
The Tobola family extend our deepest sympathy and condolences. Our prayer for comfort and strength.
Gloria Tobola Pamintuan
November 6, 2020
Our hears are broken along with yours. May God surround you with peace and comfort as you grieve.
Tammi and Jim Williams
November 6, 2020
My deepest sympathy. Prayers to you and your family.
Lynn Peterson
November 6, 2020
Soo sorry to hear about your loss of your loved one and such a wonderful person who will be missed by all of us
Karen pierce /k. P.
November 5, 2020
Jim and family Lil hired me 16 years ago as a new LPN. I am so glad she did because she was not only my supervisor at the NW unit but she was a good friend. I will miss her. Deepest condolences to you and your family Diane Smith
Diane Smith
November 5, 2020
I worked with Lil at DCL and appreciated her dedication to both patients and coworkers. She will be greatly missed. My thought and prayers are with Jim, family and friends.
Karen Keyzer
November 5, 2020
Jim I am so saddend to hear about Lil. I so was hoping to see the new place as I heard it was done. Just sending so much comfort. Tracy (old neighbor)
Tracy Pickering
November 5, 2020
Leslie Spry
November 5, 2020
Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers to you Jim, Jared and Justin.
Vivien Bandiola and Fred Muench
November 5, 2020