Evelyn F. Klein Gibson

Jun 27, 2019
Gibson, Evelyn web


11:00 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2019 at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, 1307 W. Ridgeway Ave. in Waterloo


1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 30 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel, 3146 Kimball Ave. in Waterloo and an hour prior to the services on Monday at the Church.


burial in the Garden of Memories Cemetery


     Memorials may be directed to the Walnut Ridge Baptist Church Missions Fund or the Western Home Foundation


      Evelyn F. Klein Gibson, 95, died Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.

      She was born June 27, 1924, near Hamburg, IA, the daughter of Fred and Fannie Wilkerson Klein. A graduate of Hamburg High School, she attended Peru State Teacher's College, Peru, NE, and Northwestern Bible College, Minneapolis, MN.

      Evelyn and Robert B. Gibson were married June 16, 1948, at First Baptist Church in Hamburg. Bob preceded her in death on October 20, 2013. She accepted Christ as Savior when 11 years old, and was a member of Walnut Ridge Baptist Church at the time of her death.        

      Evelyn taught school in Auburn, NE, and substituted briefly in Butler, IN and Cedar Falls, IA. For several years she prepared Primary Teachers' Manuals and Sunday School Workbooks for Higley Press. She worked for Bible Tracts, Inc., and retired from Agape Therapy in 2002.

      She found great satisfaction in writing poetry and creating memory albums. Evelyn enjoyed editing a company newsletter for Agape Therapy, and also prepared a missionary newsletter for Walnut Ridge Baptist Church for 37 years.

      Survived by two sons and their wives: Paul and Donna Gibson of Cedar Falls, IA, and David and Barbara Gibson of Broken Bow, NE; four grandchildren, Jonathan Gibson, Michael Gibson, Zachery Izer-Gibson and Jessica Baker; 9 great-grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and two step-great-granddaughters; and a sister, Wilma Kelly, of Glenwood, IA.

      Preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; one granddaughter, Nicole Gibson; one great-grandson, Dylan Izer-Gibson; and her sister, Margaret Rose.

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  1. Cindy Schares | Jul 29, 2019

     Paul and Dave


    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mother.

    I only met her a couple of times but she was always a pleasure to visit with.

    You are in my prayers.


    Love you both



  2. Kathy Bragg | Jul 13, 2019
    I enjoyed her missionary newsletters for years.  What a ministry!  I graduated Northwestern College also, just 20 years later.  She was a dear friend during the time Denny and I spent at the church and school of Walnut Ridge in Waterloo.  
  3. Nancy Post | Jul 07, 2019
     Paul and Donna, My deepest sympathy for your loss. I know you will cherish the memories and legacy your mother left.   You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.  Sincerely, Nancy Post
  4. Stacie Dudden | Jul 02, 2019

    Evelyn - what a true servant of God!  I had the honor of working with Evelyn at Agape Therapy (in the old building but same location about 25 years ago).  Evelyn and Bob were such a cute, sweet and sometimes quiet couple who cared so much about others and greatly loved the Lord.  Evelyn was like an extended grandma to everyone - she always shared her love.  My husband and I were new at parenthood and she was full of kindness and wisdom.  Now we just recently became grandparents and what a blessing it is from our Creator & Savior!  It is always hard to have to say good-bye to those we love but what a comfort to know where Evelyn is right now.  I look forward to seeing you again sharing and singing praises to Him!  Love & peace to all of Evelyn & Bob's family.  

    Stacie Dudden, Reinbeck, IA

  5. tami | Jul 01, 2019

     Evelyn was a wonderful person truly enjoyed chatting with her and Bob when he worked at Hawkeye Metal Spinning. 

    Deepest  sympathy to your family


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