Dorothy Louise (Childs) Gibbs, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and everyone’s “best” friend, a special lady who was a true “Servant” to God first then to family and friends, passed away at her residence on Thursday, June 28, 2012. Mrs. Gibbs was born on June 10, 1928, in Meigs County Ohio to the late George and Martha (Gilmore) Childs. Mrs. Gibbs also worked at Kaiser Aluminum and she was an insurance agent.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Ralph V. Gibbs, Jr., New Haven, W.Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Gloria (Larry) Compston, Middleport, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Robin Gibbs, New Haven, W.Va.; brother, William Childs, Gallipolis, Ohio; sister, Janis (Joe) Falkner, Fairhope, Ala.; grandchildren, Gregory Sean Gibbs, Mason, W.Va., P.J. (Heather) Gibbs, New Haven, W.Va., Mary (Alban) Curtis, Ashville, Ohio, Verna (Jay) Cremeans, Newport News, Va., Vanessa (Ryan) Wolfe, Logan, Ohio, Anthony (Barclay) Gibbs, Timonium, Md., Kerry, Kerbie, Kaleb and Kayden Gibbs, all of New Haven, W.Va., Todd (Tina) Compston, Little Hocking, Ohio, Jill (Stan) Small, Parkersburg, W.Va., Vanessa (Mark) Small, Parkersburg, W.Va.; former daughter-in-law, Patricia Gibbs; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and special friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Martha (Gilmore) Childs; son, Ralph Gregory Gibbs; and a sister, Nelle Bahr.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy with Irving Ross, John Willbur and Carlton Schooley officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Memory Gardens. Family and friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Gibbs name to the Pleasant Valley Hospice, 1011 Viand St., Pt. Pleasant, WV 25550.
An online registry is available by logging onto www.andersonmcdaniel.com.