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Sharon Gibbs - February 14, 2001


Sharon Gibbs was born on Oct. 25, 1942 at Hayes Center, Neb. She was the second of four children born to Elmer and Mildred Tucker Beck. The family moved to Grainton, Neb. when Sharon was a young girl where she attended grade school. She attended high school in Elsie, Neb. where she graduated in 1961. After graduation she worked in Ogallala, Neb. for Hoke’s Cafe and a division of T.R.W.
Sharon was married to Ellis Gibbs in North Platte, Neb. on March 20, 1966. They made their home in Evergreen, Colo. before moving to Elsie in 1979.
Sharon became the head cook for the Wheatland School District and worked out of both Elsie and Madrid, Neb. for over 25 years. It was estimated she served over 480,000 meals to students and staff before her retirement in 2005. She worked for a brief time at the Elsie Hi-Line Co-Op and the Kwik Stop in Grant after her retirement.
Ellis died in 2012 and Sharon continued to maintain her home in Elsie. She had developed respiratory problems earlier this month and had been transferred to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb. where she died on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 26, 2013. She had reached the age of 71.
Sharon had been a previous member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary in Wallace. She was also known for her cooking, especially her cinnamon rolls.
In addition to her parents and husband, Sharon was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Casie Gibbs and a son-in-law, Greg Gerdes.
She is survived by three sons, Curtis Gibbs and Heather Francis of Imperial, Neb., Clark and his wife Cathy Gibbs of Clay Center, Neb. and Collin Gibbs and David Kramer of Omaha; one daughter, Crystal Gerdes of Hastings; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one sister, Veda Kemper of McCook, Neb.; two brothers, Garen and wife Janice Beck of Holyoke, Colo. and Rudy and wife Pansy in Kansas; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Dec. 30, 2013 at the Elsie United Methodist Church with Pastor Linda Battello officiating.
Burial was in the Elsie Cemetery.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant was in charge of arrangements.