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Obituary for Russell Leo Gibbs
RUSSELL LEO GIBBS
Russell Leo Gibbs, March 15, 1926- April 18, 2021. At 5:30 PM April 18, 2021 Russ, known by some as Leo, passed away peacefully at KC Hospice In North Kansas City, Missouri. The day before, as he was being moved from the adjoining hospital to the hospice room, his daughter told him he would never have to leave the new room. Then he was heard humming, a rarity for Russ, throughout the entire way to that new room. Some of his last words to the hospice nurse were, “I had a good life.” He was born to Gertrude Naomi and Ernest V. Gibbs of Arbela, Missouri and was preceded in death by Dee, his beloved wife of 60 years, and his younger brother Bruce Gibbs. He is survived by his three children: daughter, Linda L Kramer, of Houston Lake Missouri, sons Randall R. Gibbs of Mora, New Mexico, and Andrew D. Gibbs of Kansas City, Missouri, four grandchildren: J.J. Kramer of Weatherby Lake, Missouri, Zachary Kramer of Liberty, Missouri, Jennifer Gibbs of Kansas City Missouri, and Jessica Kettlewood (Gibbs) of Telford, Pennsylvania, four great-grandchildren all of the Kansas City area, three step grandchildren and six step great-grandchildren all of the Kansas City area, long time friends and several neighbors from Riverside, Missouri. Memorial services are being held at the Leavenworth National Cemetery at 9 AM August 2, 2021. His remains will be interred there alongside his beloved wife Dee.
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