Joyce Marilyn Gibson

March 11, 1934 - September 15, 2020
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Joyce Marilyn Gibson 86 passed away Sept 15th, 2020 in Venice Florida at The Village on the Isle Luke Haven nursing home. Cremation service have been accorded and A private burial service will be Monday, Sept. 28th at 9:30am at Sarasota National Cemetery in Venice Florida with arrangements handled by Farley Funeral Homes of Venice FL. Joyce was born on March 11, 1934 in Kewanee IL to Joseph and Hazel Maring. Reared in Kewanee, Joyce was a Wethersfield High School and Western Illinois University graduate. She married Harold Palmquist of Kewanee who proceeded her in death in 1973. She later married Raymond Gibson in 1977. He proceeded her in death in 2011. She is survived by a brother in law Garland Reedy of Venice Florida, children; Marty (Kary Chayer) Gibson, Matt (Lori) Gibson, Mary Jo Gibson all of Kewanee and Mark Gibson of Bismarck ND. 10 grandchildren; Kaylee & Riley Gibson, Michael (Kristen) Gibson, Eric (Janelle) Gibson, Emily (Carsten) Hamilton, Brian Slutts, Alexis, Tyson, Hayden and Trenton Gibson, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her parents, two sisters Beverly Reedy, Doris (Freeman) Hunter and a son Michael Raymond Gibson.


Joyce was a kindergarten teacher for many years in Kewanee and then continued to teach at the Kewanee Day care Center. They later moved to Bismarck, ND. where she was a homemaker. After retiring to Venice Florida in 1991 Joyce and Raymond together volunteered over 20,000 hours at the Venice Hospital. She was a former member of the First United Methodist Church of Kewanee, and later the Grace United Methodist Church of Venice FL. She loved sewing and crafts, volunteering and her family.  A message of condolence may be sent by visiting

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Born: March 11, 1934
November 30, 1985
Baby shower for the church secretary at 1st UMC – unsure of date
Baby shower for the church secretary at 1st UMC – unsure of date
Died: September 15, 2020

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Arthur W Wheeler posted on 9/23/20

Joyce & Ray were great neighbors while living at Ridgeview Acres, SE of Bismarck, ND. We visited together often, dined together on occasion and had the pleasure of visiting them in Florida. Joyce and my wife, Florence, were good friends. We even hosted the Gibson's on a fishing trip to Lake Sakawea one weekend. Ray was so happy to catch a fish. I have continued correspondence with Joyce since my wife died two years ago. I'm glad to still have great memories. May God bless the memories of Joyce. My sympathy to Mark and the rest of his family.


Valerie Albrecht posted on 9/22/20

Joyce was a great friend when she and Ray lived in Bismarck. We had so much fun working on church projects at 1st UMC and as part of the United Methodist Women. We all move on and lose track of each other but I've thought of Joyce throughout the years and am thankful that I could call her my friend. My condolences to the family.


Penney Grabbe posted on 9/19/20

Prayers to MaryJo and Brian and the family. My sincere condolences. May you hold your memories in your heart. Love, Penney Grabbe