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Donna Jean (Stice) Gibson, 81, passed away July 6, 2024, at a Princeton, MO

nursing home.

She was born November 22, 1942, at home near LaBelle, MO the daughter of Wilber Wayne

and Margaret B. (Chambers) Stice.

On June 10, 1972, she married the love of her life Robert Lee Gibson at the Princeton United

Methodist Church by Manning Miller.

Donna graduated from LaBelle High School in 1960. She graduated with a BS at Northwest

State University Maryville in 1970. She earned her Master™s degree from Maryville in 1987.

Teaching became her career with Ravanna School, and Putnam County Schools. Retiring in 2009

she ended her 43-year career dedicated to the youth she loved dearly.

Donna enjoyed using her lifelong love of life listening to music, reading, and spending time

with friends. The skills her parents taught her as a child helped her to be hand-in-hand, side-by-

side with Bob on the farm which she loved for 50 years. They traveled to all 50 states,

Switzerland, and Finland to visit 2 families of the 12 exchange students they hosted in their


A member of the Princeton Christian Church Disciples of Christ was a fulfilling joy in her life

to prepare for Heaven.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and a niece Melody Rose England.

Survivors include special cousins; Nancy Hallford, Doug, Dale, David, Donald, and Darren


Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at the Deer Ridge

Cemetery north of LaBelle, MO under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Princeton, MO.

Memorials may be made to the Deer Ridge Cemetery in care of Roberson Funeral Home PO Box

316 Princeton, MO 64673. Online condolences may be left at