Aged Astoria Woman Dies At Hospital

Mrs. Emma S. Gibble, a well known and highly respected lady, died yesterday afternoon at the Graham hospital, Canton, where she was taken Monday for medical treatment. Her illness was of a short duration.

Mrs. Gibble was born at Campbelltown, Pa., on March 27, 1863, daughter of Dr. W. Benjamin Stauffer and Hettie Hostetter Stauffer. She was aged 84 years, 2 months and 27 days.

Sixty-three years ago she was united in marriage to William S. Gibble. To this union five children were born: Samuel and Mrs. Emma Bowen, deceased; Harvey Gibble and Addison Gibble of Astoria and Miss Hettie Gibble of Chicago. Besides the children, she is survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death on June 2, 1935. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Brandt, and Miss Hettie Stauffer, both of Campbelltown, Pa.

Mrs. Gibble was a member of the Church of the Brethren for 59 years. She taught classes in Sunday school many years and was otherwise active in church work, being a regular attendant at church services. She loved nature and enjoyed working outdoors, especially with flowers.

Funeral services will be held in the Astoria Church of the Brethren on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. I. J. Gibson. Burial will be in the South Fulton cemetery.

Friends may call at the Shawgo Memorial Home.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 6/25/1947


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