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Wynona Gibbs

Born: 04/05/1924 Died: 10/11/2011 Maiden Name: James Honorific: n/a

Wynona Wilma Gibbs passed away on Oct. 11, 2011, in Sherman, Texas. She was born on April 5, 1924, in Sardis to Moses James and Emma (Anderson) James. Wynona attended grade school at the Chilocco Indian School near Newkirk and graduated high school at the Indian boarding school, Carter Seminary, in Ardmore. She later attended the Wilson N. Jones nursing school during World War II from 1944-1947. She was in the cadet program and graduated as a registered nurse. She married Joe Gibbs on Nov. 27, 1947, in McKinney, Texas. She worked at Community Hospital and Medical Plaza, retiring in 1989 after 42 years of service. Wynona was a longtime member of East Sherman Baptist Church. She enjoyed church activities, getting together with her Sunday School class, and loved reading the Holy Bible. Wynona was an avid fan of the Texas Rangers and OU and OSU football. Mrs. Gibbs was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Woodrow, Cecil, and Eugene James; and a sister, Naomi Rainwater. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 64 years, Joe, of the Sherman home; son Teddy Gibbs with wife Kim of Lewisville, Texas, and their daughter, Traci Gibbs, son, Travis Gibbs with wife Melissa and their daughters, Kailey and Valorie; son Michael Gibbs with wife Gwen of Denison, Texas, and their son, Charles Beasley with wife Kim, of Anna, Texas, and their son Kamden; one sister, Ramona Hartgers, of Tulsa; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Thompson with husband Dean of Denison.