Don Gibson

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Donald E. "Don" Gibson, 75, of Manhattan, Kan., died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, in Manhattan.

He was born Aug. 7, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, son of Phillip and Golda Romine Gibson. Don graduated from Cape Girardeau High School in 1942.

Gibson and Sylvia Carolyn Barton were married June 19, 1955, in Hutchinson, Kan.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

Gibson was a Boy Scout leader of Troop 223. He and his wife both enjoyed Boy Scouts and were very active in Troop 223 many years. Don was also an OA member.

Survivors include his wife; five children, Deborah Farmer and husband David of Nashville, Tenn., Terri Ward and husband Mark of Lake Moore, Ill., David Gibson of Manhattan, Michael Gibson and wife Robin of Lebanon, Texas, and Paul Gibson and wife Tammy of Knoxville, Tenn; and eight grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel in Manhattan, with the Rev. Ben Duerfeldt officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, southeast of Manhattan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scout Camp Fund and may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS, 66502.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.