Obituary of Agnes Louise Gibson
Agnes Louise Gibson, 85, New Florence, passed away peacefully September 15, 2021, at Excela Latrobe Hospital. Born April 21, 1936, in Bolivar the daughter of the late Kenneth and Louise (Tantlinger) Henderson. Also preceded in death by husband Richard “Dick” Gibson; son-in-law Lynn Garland and sisters Margery Jasper and Karen Priest.
Survived by children Barbara Garland, New Florence; Keith Gibson and wife Robin, New Florence: Richard Gibson, New Florence and Irene Szanny, Ohio; grandchildren Allyson, Alex, Alysha, Becca, and Adam Gibson; 8 great-grandchildren, sister, and best friend Romayne Galbraith; brother-in-law Richard “Dick” Jasper; special aunt Mary Edna Knupp and several nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins.
A graduate of Ligonier Valley High School. She worked at Kennametal as a secretary after graduation. She had excellent secretarial skills. She retired from Helen Mining Company. Agnes was a two-time Breast Cancer Survivor for over 41 years. She was an avid bowler, a former member of Fairfield Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Aux. Was Volunteer of the year for the Westmoreland County Food Bank. Volunteered at Germany Lutheran Church making Christmas and Easter candy and subs, made blankets for the Linus Blanket Project. Volunteered at the St. Vincent DePaul Store as “part of the Friday Crew”, Past Worthy Matron for the Order of Eastern Star. She was a beautiful seamstress. She loved playing cards, sewing, scratch off tickets, trips to the casino, and shopping, especially shopping at her favorite store, Boscov’s. She and her husband Dick were members of the Harley Davidson Club and enjoyed going on bike runs with them. Agnes was a life-long member of Fort Palmer Presbyterian Church.
Agnes was a very caring, giving, and lovely lady who was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Agnes sent cards to everyone she knew!
Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 pm Friday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, 139 Ligonier St., New Florence. Funeral Service will be held 1 pm Saturday at Fort Palmer Presbyterian Church, 4627 Rt 711, Bolivar, with her pastor Rev. Dr. J. Paul McCracken officiating. Interment Fort Palmer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Laurel Valley Food Pantry, 233 Beaufort Road, New Florence, PA 15944.