Shirley Ann Gibson

Shirley Ann Gibson, 81, of Arcola passed away at 5:23 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Funeral services were held Friday evening, May 10, at Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola. Burial will be in Arcola Cemetery at a later date. Visitation was held two hours before the funeral at the funeral home.

Shirley was born on August 24, 1937, in Arcola. She was a daughter of Warren R. and Kathryn C. (McLane) Romine. She married Jerry P. Gibson on June 6, 1959, in Arcola. He passed away on February 20, 1996.

She is survived by five sons, Kevin Gibson of Arcola, Curt Gibson and wife Vickie of Arthur, Dean Gibson and wife Maureen of Kissimmee, Florida, Eric Gibson and wife Lisa of Tuscola, and Trent Gibson and special friend, Terry of Savoy; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tom Romine and wife Sue of Arcola and Terry Romine and wife Janice of Sullivan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her sister, Susan Hagan.

Shirley had been a member of the General Baptist Church in Arcola. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and she really appreciated art work of Thomas Kinkade.

She liked to watch cooking shows, and she enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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