Crystal Gibboney

Crystal GibboneyCrystal J. Gibboney, 82, of Macomb, formerly of Smithfield, died at 8:50 p.m. Aug. 18, 2007, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

She was born June 14, 1925, in Chicago, a daughter of William and June Freeman Stewart. She married Ross O. Gibboney on May 17, 1940, in Palmyra, Mo. He died Feb. 27, 1990.

She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Turner and Freeman Stewart; two half brothers, Cleao and Murel Stewart; and one half sister, Ialeen Moore.

Surviving are one son, Norm (and Donna) Gibboney of Astoria; one daughter, Zelda (and George) Lasswell of rural Smithfield; one sister, Georgia Lee (and James) Yetter of LaHarpe; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker. She also had worked at several grocery stores in Bushnell and Smithfield. She and her husband operated the Skelly gas station in Smithfield for many years.

She was a member of Brock United Methodist Church in Smithfield.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba with Rev. Layton Malone officiating. Burial will be in Baughman Cemetery in rural Smithfield.

Memorials may be made to Cass-Putman Rescue Squad.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/22/2007