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Frances Lorraine Kibbee

March 17, 1934 March 9, 2019
Frances Lorraine Kibbee
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Obituary for Frances Lorraine Kibbee

Frances L. Kibbee, 84, of Newton, died on March 9, 2019, at the Newton Health Care Center, in Newton.

Frances L. Kibbee, 84, of Newton, died on March 9, 2019, at the Newton Health Care Center, in Newton.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Harley Schull, Grinnell Church of the Nazarene and Pastor Jack Dostal, Newton Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Pallbearers will be Michael Brown, Jr., Clayton Bru, Jay Durant, Jimmy Hulbert, Robert Mattson, and Steven Rice. Honorary bearers will be Michael Brown, Sr., Tony Gabreilson, and Steven and Timmy Kibbee. Burial will be in Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery in Brooklyn.

Visitation with the family present will be held prior to the service from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be designated to the Frances Kibbee Memorial Fund.

Frances was born on March 17, 1934, in Grinnell, the daughter of Elmer and Beatrice Clevenger McDonald. She was raised in Grinnell and was a graduate of Grinnell High School.

On September 14, 1954, she was united in marriage to Harold James Kibbee, at the Grinnell Church of the Nazarene. The couple lived in Brooklyn where they raised their family. Following the death of her husband in 1993, she lived in Grinnell and Montezuma prior to moving to Newton in 2014. While in Grinnell she was employed for several years at St. Francis Manor. She had been a resident of Newton Health Care Center since October of 2018.

Frances attended the Church of the Nazarene in Grinnell and Newton. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, solving cross-word puzzles, and reading, especially the Bible on a daily. Frances was a very loving person and everyone knew her as “grandma!”

Survivors include four children, Deborah (Michael, Sr.) Brown of Newton, Jeri Kibbee of Montezuma, Eddie Kibbee of Deshler, Nebraska, and Connie Mattson of Newton; ten grandchildren, Sheri Kibbee, Tony (Sharon) Gabreilson, Michael Brown, Jr., Danny Kibbee, Joey (Brittany) Kibbee, Adrianna (Brandon) Goken, Timmy Kibbee, Steven (Erin) Kibbee, Ashley (Jay) Durant, and Jamie (Clayton Bru) Marsh; one sister, Darlene McDonald of Hooper, Utah; and many great and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Jimmie Kibbee; a granddaughter, Stephanie Kibbee; four great-grandchildren, Leanna and Mureea Marsh, Nikia Cassidy, and Angel Kibbee; two sisters, Sheri Smith and Doris Coleman; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Kibbee.


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Visitation

Thursday

14

Mar

9:00 AM 3/14/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 3/14/2019 10:30:00 AM
Smith Funeral Home

1103 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Smith Funeral Home
1103 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112 Grinnell 50112 Iowa
United States

funeral service

Thursday

14

Mar

10:30 AM 3/14/2019 10:30:00 AM
Smith Funeral Home

1103 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Smith Funeral Home
1103 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112 Grinnell 50112 Iowa
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

Brooklyn, IA 52211

Brooklyn, IA 52211
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