Vilas & Neva Jones Family Photo

Back L to R - Neva, Bonnie, Vilas; Front L to R - Vonnie, Don, Ron

Vonnie Gibson Obituary

OMAHA – Vonnie J. “Jeanie” Gibson, 46, of Beaver Lake, formerly of Kearney, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha.

Services were today at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Kearney with the Rev. Janet Sturgis officiating.  Burial was at Kearney Cemetery.

O’Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home in Kearney was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the church or to Bryant Elementary School in Kearney.

She was born Nov. 7, 1954, in Broken Bow to Vilas H. and Neva J. Jones.  She graduated from Mullen High School in 1973 and then worked as a teacher aide at Coble School northwest of Mullen.

On May 29, 1976, she married Daniel P. Gibson in Mullen.  They moved to Kearney, where she was employed at Killion Motors, Bryant Elementary School and Buzz’s Marine.  In 1992, they moved outside of Gibbon, and in 1998, they moved to Beaver Lake.  She was employed by Tincher Auto Group of Plattsmouth.

She enjoyed bowling, soccer, archery, camping and other outdoor activities.  She also was a loving and caring mother with a joyful personality.

Survivors include her husband of Beaver Lake; son, Wade of Lincoln; daughter, Terra of Lincoln; mother and stepfather, Neva and Garlan Andrews of Mullen; brothers, Don Jones of Omaha and Ron Jones of Hastings; and sister, Bonnie Bain of Curtis.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Obituary Vonnie J. (Jeanie) Gibson

Vonnie J. (Jeanie) Gibson, deceased, January 13, 2001, at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.  She was born to Vilas H. and Neva J. Jones on November 7, 1954 in Broken Bow, Nebraska and married Daniel P. Gibson on May 29, 1976 in Mullen, Nebraska.  Of this union two children were born, Terra Dawn, 21, and Wade William, 18.  Jeanie’s childhood years were spent in Mullen, Nebraska where she graduated from Mullen High School in 1973.  Throughout school she enjoyed being a cheerleader, the senior class president, and participating in volleyball and choir.  After high school, Jeanie was employed as a teacher-aide at the Coble School northwest of Mullen, Nebraska.

Following her marriage, they moved to Kearney, Nebraska where Jeanie was employed at Killion Motors, Bryant Elementary School, and Buzz’s Marine.  In 1992 the family moved outside of Gibbon, Nebraska, until 1998 when they relocated to the Omaha area.  While residing at Beaver Lake, Nebraska, Jeanie was employed at Tincher Auto Group of Plattsmouth, Nebraska.

Her hobbies included bowling, soccer, fishing, archery, camping and other outdoor activities.  Jeanie was a very loving and caring mother and wife who always put her family first, and held a special place in her heart for children and animals.  Her colorful sense of humor, bright smile, and jubilant personality touched many lives and created lifelong friendships.

Jeanie is survived by her husband, Dan, of Beaver Lake, Nebraska; children, Terra and Wade, both of Lincoln, Nebraska; sister, Bonnie Bain, of Curtis, Nebraska; brothers, Don Jones of Omaha, Nebraska, and Ron Jones, of Hastings, Nebraska; mother, Neva Andrews, and stepfather, Garlan Andrews, both of Mullen, Nebraska.

She is preceded in death by her father, Vilas H. Jones.  Visitation was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 16 and 17, at O’Brien-Straatman-Apfel Funeral Home.  Services were held on Wednesday, January 17, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Kearney, Nebraska with Mother Janet Sturgis officiating.  Interment was at Kearney Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the church or to Bryant Elementary School in Kearney.

Vonnie Jones Senior Picture