Patsy Jane "Pat" Gibson

Services for Patsy Jane “Pat” Gibson were 3 p.m. May 6, at First Baptist Church of Seymour, with Dr. R. Jay Adrain officiating. Burial was held at Seymour Masonic Cemetery.

Patsy Jane “Pat” Gibson, daughter of Isaac and Laura Fielding Williams, was born October 29, 1939, in Buckhorn, Ark., and departed this life on May 2, 2018, in Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., at the age of seventy-eight years, six months and three days.

On July 3, 1957, she was united in marriage to Jimmy “Hoot” Gibson, and to this union, four children were born.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Pat is survived by her husband of nearly 61 years, Hoot, of the home; three daughters, Genia Rowe and husband Faron, of Ava, Mo., Shelley Nichols and husband Mark, of Seymour, Mo., and Robin MacPherson and husband Jason, of Mountain Grove, Missouri; a son, Rocky Gibson of Rogersville, M.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Geneva Drafton of Bentonville, Ark.; several nieces and nephews; a host of other relatives and many, many friends.

She was born and raised in Arkansas and graduated from Greene County Tech in Paragould, Ark. After marriage, she and her husband went to Washington State, where Hoot served in the United States Army. In 1959, they moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and on June 4, 1973, they moved to Seymour, Missouri, where they have owned and operated Gibson Packing Company for over 45 years.

Pat had made a profession of faith in Christ many years ago and was a member of the Seymour First Baptist Church. She also had served on the Board of Education for Seymour R-II Schools. In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking and taking care of her family.

Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt and “best friend,” who was always there when you needed anything. We celebrate her life and will cherish the many wonderful times we had together.