GARNER – Isabelle F. Gibbs, 84, of Garner died Monday, October 17, 2016 at the Concord Care Center in Garner.
A memorial service will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday, October 21st at the United Methodist Church in Garner with Rev. Paul Evans officiating. Burial will be at Ell Township Cemetery in Klemme.
There will be no visitation. Cataldo Funeral Home in Garner is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to American Foundation for the Blind or the Garner United Methodist Church.
Isabelle Friederika Gibbs, the daughter of Harry and Esther (Lenz) Gibbs, was born October 23, 1931 on the family farm near Klemme. She was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Klemme. Isabelle graduated from Klemme High School and continued her education at Morningside College in Sioux City where she received her degree in social work. She worked for a year for the State of Iowa Department of Human Services in Sioux City before moving to Colorado where she received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Denver. Isabelle then moved to Oregon and worked as a social worker supervisor for the state of Oregon until her retirement. After her retirement, she moved back to Iowa and lived in Mason City. In 2010, she became a resident of Prairie View Apartments in Garner.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church and UMW.
Isabelle is survived by a nephew, Joe (Kathy) Gibbs of Garner; two nieces, Ronna (Jerry) Myers of Garner and Lora (Pete) Ward of Lansing, IL; and many great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Harriet Bridgeford; and two brothers, Asa and Ron Gibbs.
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