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“Sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for comfort. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Mike Van Zuiden - Fulton, IL

“Praying for your peace at this time of loss. ”
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“My sympathies to the entire family. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Heidi Kolk - Fulton, IL - Friend

“To know her was to love her! ”
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“Our deepest sympathy to all family and and friends of Mary. She will be missed by all who new her. ”
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Mary Elaine Gibson, 78, of Thomson, died Saturday morning, June 11, 2016 at Harbor Crest Nursing Home in Fulton.

Born September 29, 1937 in Clinton, Iowa she was a daughter of Robert and Marie (Kelly) McGowan. She married George Leland Gibson on September 1, 1956 in Villa Park. He preceded her in death on May 27, 2000.

Mary was of the Catholic faith. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, playing cards and her occasional trip to the casino.

Those left to honor her memory include her daughter, Tammy (Ramon) Garibay of Thomson; grandchildren, Heather (Christopher) Bennett of Cordova and Michael Garibay of Thomson; great grandson Marcus Bennett; sister in law Marcia McGowan of Florida; special friends, Louise Green and Dale Zenk; many nieces and nephews. Also preceding her in death are her parents and 3 brothers, Lyle, John and Richard McGowan.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fulton. Memorials may be directed in her memory to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction and care of McDonald Funeral Home and Crematory in Fulton. To send condolences visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com