Iva Wilkinson

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Iva Anna Kneezle Gibson Wilkinson, 96, of Barnhart, Mo., died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Mo.

Born Dec. 23, 1913, at Benton, Mo., she lived in East Prairie, Mo., 30 years where she was a professional photographer 24 years, retiring in 1964.

Wilkinson had resided with a son, Floyd M. Gibson (Violet) in Barnhart since 2005.

She was married to Floyd Gibson (1934 to 1963), and Harry H. Wilkinson (1964 to 1997).

She was a member of Illmo and Unity Baptist Churches, and Morley Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include two sons, Floyd M. Gibson (Violet), Donald R. Gibson (Phyllis) of Katy, Texas; five grandchildren, Tracy Gibson, Stacey Mock, Randy Dohack, Stephanie and Paul Gibson; four great-grandchildren, Tristan and Laiken Mock, Jake and Olivia Hoffner; a sister, Edna (Kneezle) Lutz (Mike) of St. Ann, Mo.; and a brother, Orville Kneezle Sr. of Rome, N.Y.

She was loved by many and will be remembered by family and friends as a dear and caring sister-in-law and aunt to many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, John Robert and Lillie Mae Utnage Kneezle; a daughter, Geraldine R. Dohack; two stepdaughters, Nettie Douglas and Evalena Mason; a grandson, Todd M. Gibson; three brothers, Leon, Clyde and Jesse Kneezle; and four sisters, Floy and Fay Kneezle, Hazel Hanlon and Viola Deuser.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. to service time at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel, with the Rev. Jack Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery at Commerce, Mo.